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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

The Greatest Success of All-And Why Recruiting Matters



The view from the air of Santa Cruz in a helicopter is quite stunning. It enlightens the mind to think that when you have a challenge, there is nothing a little view of the horizon can't do to hit you back in your stride again.



That was a year ago. My wife and I won a helicopter trip, found a new perspective as we looked down on the earth below.



I look back on this past year of 2009, it has been it's own soul searching… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 19, 2009 at 4:06am — No Comments

The Holiday Season-A Time For Renewal, For Positive Economic Perspective-And That Recruiter Calling Again?

MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IS HERE!



There is a lot going on in our world right now, and it means more than ever that to be thankful for the gifts you have of life, perspective, career opportunity and rising to the mark, the occassion, and filling that difficult req means more now than ever.



I can't but help relish, the power that is in my career this very day to make a difference. That can happen by any means-becoming a brilliant superstar is all about your… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 14, 2009 at 2:50am — No Comments

Home Again: "Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"





"Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"-Mylee Cyrus-Hannah Montana The Movie



It was a year and a half ago, where I wrote my first blog on RecruitingBlogs.com when the forum was just getting started. It was 6 months ago, where the economy stole me away from my true career aspirations in staffing, where my heart and soul have been forged and honed. Here I stand in the midst of the… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 4, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Silicon Valley-Center of Innovation/Center of our Economic Recovery Hope



A few days ago I visited Belgatos Park in Los Gatos. Los Gatos literally means the cats. It is in this park where Mountain Lions, Deer, Bobcats, Boar, Hawks, Coyotes and a whole host of wildlife call home near the perennial Silicon Valley. It is interesting to return to nature, and view from a distance the downtown of the valley that has been at the forefront of so much change.



Wikipedia has this to say:… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow



The sun'll come out Tomorrow

Bet your bottom dollar

That tomorrow

There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about

Tomorrow

Clears away the cobwebs,

And the sorrow

'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck in a day

That's gray,

And lonely,

I just stick out my chin

And Grin,

And Say,

Oh

The sun'll come out

Tomorrow

So ya gotta hang on

'Til tomorrow

Come what… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 5, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Survivors Club

http://www.thesurvivorsclub.org/



Recently, I started reading the Book the Survivor's Club. Here in the midst of economic challenge we need to become survivors.



I found myself needing to find hope in the midst of a time where my employer had to cut my hours and pay in half.



The challenge now is real. I am using my tricks learned as a sourcer-knowledge of how to find a hiring manager or candidate to find those who can help me network to find new… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 23, 2009 at 12:18am — No Comments

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