Mike Rasmussen's Blog – August 2011 Archive (6)

Unstoppable - The Quest For Gold of The Best Recruiting Professionals

Unstoppable - its a mojo.  It's a lifestyle.  It's a commitment.

 

Everywhere I go, I keep hearing of folks who are wallowing in the mire of an economic malaise that gets their hopes up, and hits their resolve.  There is an incredible song by the Rascal Flatts which highlights why being Unstoppable is so key.  I have posted it as an update to my LinkedIn Profile....please view:

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 19, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Learn To Be Still....As Much a Part of Success as Anything.

I listened to this song by the Eagles on my way home today, and for just a moment, I found peace as I realized, being comfortable in your own skin, is as much a part of success, as anything.  A simple lesson really, but yet so important.  Sometimes, people have thier opinion of your direction, be it small, be it simple, yet, learning to be still, and just patiently enjoying the moments is so vital and key to every momentous success. 

 

At times, I can't help but be amazed at…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 16, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

When In Doubt: Enjoy The Journey

This was the wise advice of an old manager of mine at Solutions Partners a few years back, when the economic circumstances hit close, after my hours were cut when the permanent job orders that were 70% of my employer's business at Solutions Partners became less and less in demand.  It was on a bright and sunny day walking in Los Gatos, with Nathan North who provided such wisdom at the time, and said the economic storm will pass and "When in Doubt: Enjoy the Journey" - I couldn't help but…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 16, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Power of Your Recruiting Social Networks - Offline and Online

There is power in your direct network.  In fact, every individual, every person you may come in contact with is a potential business partner.  Don't get me wrong, you must tread carefully and watch your privacy and your very safety, but when one begins with the end in mind - career management, long term goals, financial considerations, filling new requisitions, and on and on and on, one must be aware how valuable a network trully is. 

 

The larger one's network the more apt…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 12, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Keeping Your Eye on The Goal In The Midst of The Great Recession

The topic of the economy continues to be at the forefront of every discussion.  Today, I returned from South San Francisco after conducting a workshop entitled Link-up to LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics - advertised here:

http://www.growbold.com/home/2011/06/bold-roundtable-august-9-2011-south-san-francisco.html#more

 

As I met with great HR Leaders and thinkers in…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 10, 2011 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

Today's Economy - Is There Hope?

It is without a doubt one of the most historic times of our economic windfall.  Everywhere you look there is doom and gloom discussion, individuals getting overwhelmed, and political rumblings, and a historic downgrade of the US credit rating.  The Dow dropped 600+ points, but yet there is still hope.

 

We need to look long and hard these days at giving individuals hope.  Is there any wonder that the Recruiting/Staffing professional of today can be a powerful voice that gets…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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