Mike Rasmussen's Blog (128)

When Staffing Offers You A Pick Me Up! Counting Your Staffing Blessings One By One

It happened this week, in some interesting way the challenges were there, my colleagues needed a freindly and positive outlook to spur them on their way.  Recruiters are much like sales people, they both need an inspirational word now and then.  As well my fellow sourcers on my team needed a pick me up, as one got down on himself, and another is new finding his way.  I am one who has to manage my desk in such a way as to lift others up.  Such a powerful thing is positive energy - case in…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 19, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments

A New Day, A New Dawning, A Fresh Look - Staffing is About FACING YOUR GIANTS

A fresh look, and a new perspective, a new dawning and renewal of continuous zest for life, and an eye on the goal in all scenarios.  There is no secret that life adds a great twist and turn when we least expect it.  But each new day is like a gift.  Mistakes made yesterday can be made a new perspective of.  They can be buried in the wide swath of the past.  Brilliance is not a sometime thing, it is an everytime thing. 

 

As I arrived home from work this day, I thought how…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 17, 2011 at 2:07am — No Comments

Your Network: The Silver Bullet for Any Search

Your Network - personal, LinkedIn, professional, and degrees out from you.  It is about to make a company go public - LinkedIn, it has launched careers, and lent itself to the utmost results in tough searches.  The larger your network, the more valuable your reach.

 

I can't tell you how many times a referrel, or business contact has turned into the "Silver Bullet" that cracks open the hires and makes viable outcomes possible.  Your network is to be treated with care, given the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 10, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ants Marching - The Sourcing Life - And Dale Carnegie's "Living In Day Tight Compartments"

Ahh, this song by Dave Matthews band, it is perhaps a description of February for me.  I quote:

 

"He wakes up in the morning

Does his teeth bite to eat and he's rolling

Never changes a thing

The week ends the week begins"



So that is a perfect description of how I start my day and how 1 day rolls to the next, and then this as Dave…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 9, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

The little annoying and wonderful thing that is CHANGE

Change.  It could be classified as an irritant, and it can be classified as a help.  It certainly puts itself right smack dab in the middle of any choices you make as if it had all the trimmings for your journey in life.  You are flowing along, things are working well, and then BOOM - a change comes mighty and stubborn setting itself in your path like a nice giant boulder.  Now you can be the one pushing the boulder or be on the other side and get crushed, I'd like to think this little…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 5, 2011 at 1:52am — No Comments

When A Sourcer Is A Busy Bee - Help a Sourcer by Building a Great JD

Bzzzzzzz.  Bzzzzzz.  That's the sound of a busy bee.  Click, send, click, send, click, send, new string, new search, click, send, click, send, all while rocking out to some good country music.  Now that is the fun of being a busy sourcing bee.  These days my desk is full from 1 side to the other with Job Descriptions galore, and highlighter gone haywire on every keyword, and key point in my VMS client's good and bad written JD's. 

 

Ahh, the Job Description - welcome to…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 2, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments

People Are Not Widgets/Resources or Capital, They are INDESPENSIBLE

Okay.  So this particular topic has been itching to get out and it has been driving me nuts.  Quite frankly, I just can't stand it when I hear people being referred to as Resources, Capital, or anything other than a Human.  Does that not bother anyone in staffing.  I mean come on now.  We are looking for people to fill a project or two, or a long term career interest, and a marriage of two happy customers in a business relationship.  We aren't talking about a piece of equipment here…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 13, 2011 at 4:36am — 11 Comments

A January Unlike Any Other - 2011 - The Year of Recruiting Success's Brightest Beacon

The time has come.  It will be a year unlike any I have seen in my life to date.  So full of hope, so full of promise, and with an incredible amount of opportunity.  This picture shows one of my favorite places in San Jose.  Belgatos Park.  It is here on a hill before you reach a San Jose Mountain known as Mt. Umuhnum, you can…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 9, 2011 at 3:54am — No Comments

A New Year/And Holiday Message: The Power of Long Term Perspective

It's official! Long term perspective is the key to success in life no matter what your endeavor. I think this blog post has been in the works in my brain for sometime, as I have witnessed changes in my life whizzing by me like a crazy race car. Vroom, Vroom, start your engines. No matter our undertaking, it is important as we begin to think about our New Years resolutions, and celebrate the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 7, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

'Tis The Season to be Thankful: Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving, Career Progression, and Recruiting

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to Valco Mall with my sweet daughter in Cupertino, CA. The wonder in her eyes, as she explored a new place, complete with Christmas decorations, and running from store to store, with a broad smile, energy, and enjoyment made me remember what it was like to be a child, and have the spirit of Christmas, of Thanksgiving every day - and while as an adult I have this now, it is amazing how a child can always be happy, and how it doesn't take much to find the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

'Tis The Season to be Thankful: Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving, Career Progression, and Recruiting

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to Valco Mall with my sweet daughter in Cupertino, CA. The wonder in her eyes, as she explored a new place, complete with Christmas decorations, and running from store to store, with a broad smile, energy, and enjoyment made me remember what it was like to be a child, and have the spirit of Christmas, of Thanksgiving every day - and while as an adult I have this now, it is amazing how a child can always be happy, and how it doesn't take much to find the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

The Economic Mt. Everest: 3rd Quarter Analysis

Earlier this year, I analyzed what I called the Economic Mt Everest. I find it interesting to keep an eye out on very key economic indicators. The economy has certainly been a challenge for many, with frustrated job seekers seeking assistance. I know I have been one of those staffing professionals turned career counselor, and using my knowledge of social media techniques to help job seekers find their way. It has been a very interesting time. There are some interesting statistics that both…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 22, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Reaching your Recruiting Apex: What it will take to succeed in Life and Business

This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness In Recruiting & Life - It's Like a Light House

Ahh. Now that is a statement that says it all doesn't it. Sometimes we wish life would come with an instruction manual, or for that matter a staffing manual? We wish at times we had all the clues, all the instructions we would need, but that would make for a boring life. This statement hangs on a wall at Moss Landing at the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 24, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

The Economic Mount Everest - What It Means for Recruiting

The other day, a client called me to check in on my economic journey. I had to pause and explain it had not been easy, but rather a very crazy roller coaster ride. I remember when this all began with the Financial Services Industry meltdown in 2007. It was intriguing to guage the proportional outcome of services demand that affected the outsourcing market, whether that was with Paychex, with the payroll company I worked for, the staffing industry, or the HR outsourcing market. One would…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 20, 2010 at 3:40am — No Comments

What Success Really Means

Success. Is it defined by actions? How you treat others? The number of fills you obtain?

A month ago we had the privilege to meet the American Idol from last year Kris Allen at an event I had won tickets to from our local radio station, among the perks were the opportunity to discuss success with Kris Allen and what it meant to him. It was a brief exchange, but he said in so many words, that hard work pays…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What the Olympics can Teach Us About Career Management, Recruiting Success, And Life

You know I sit in awe of the sunset, and I sit in awe of the incredible ride of 2009, and now a promising year in 2010. All of us can have more hope now, as the sun sets on a very bad economic wave, that propelled everyone to near despair at times, and for others, reminded them of just how important life is. I sit at my computer tonight full of perspective, full of new knowledge, the capacity…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 19, 2010 at 2:33am — 2 Comments

The Career of Champions: When Economic Circumstances Teach You How To Reinvent Yourself

This blog post is going to be exceptionally personal. You have been warned. A few months ago, I stood looking down on the San Francisco Bay, at Sunset looking west from the Oakland Hills-when I snapped this picture. It was at that time I told myself, I had what it takes to make a difference in my profession, I could put people back to work, and really help propel myself forward to a career track of greatness. I thought of the beautiful…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 6, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Social Media At Work & Creating A Platinum LinkedIn Profile-Web 2.0 goes 3.0



Social Media at Work-Linkedin Training-Final-rev.pdf



Well, I just got back from a great event, where some new friends helped put on a great social media and networking opportunity for our professional associations, jointly sponsored by the BYU Management… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 29, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Happy Holidays, and 2009-What about the Economy? Social Networking? Recruiting to a new level? 'Tis the Season to Be Grateful



I will remember 2009. I will remember how Twitter made a new platform Recruiters now use as a means to find talent, I will remember how Linkedin Revitalized and changed and transformed itself. I will remember this as the year that saw my career go in a new direction, I will remember it as a time where I found and retransformed myself yet again, and yet, to think of how much has occurred in such a short space and time, our careers are but… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 2, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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