Are you in the right job for your talents? Do you
look forward to going to work each day....or do you
My grandfather, who was a very wise man, gave me great advice many years ago. He said that "life is too short to be miserable at your job. If you're that unhappy, it's time to go and do something else."
Of course, there are always circumstances that…Continue
Added by pam claughton on December 9, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments
I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.
Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…Continue
Obviously, you have to focus on activity, and numbers, but when bringing new recruiters on and during the first few years, what balance works best when asking them to turn in numbers?
I've seen some recruiters so freaked out about not hitting the required number of connects that they decide the job is too stressful.
I've seen other recruiters who don't track the numbers and it's not clear if they are making the desired number of connects either,…Continue
Finally, some positive news on the job market that reflects what we are seeing.
The private sector jobs market in the U.S. saw a sharp rebound in June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. ADP said private…Continue
Put the time in. Be a student and keep learning.
I was inspired to write this post after reading a blog I look forward to each morning, http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ It's a personal finance blog, written by Trent Hamm, and for him it was a hobby that turned into a full-time job. In today's post, "The Limits You Choose", he addresses how many people make excuses for not finding success by saying they just don't have the…Continue
Because of what I do, friends often come to me for job advice. I remember a few years ago a good friend was looking to transition into something different and an opportunity fell into her lap and she asked me for my opinion. She was waitressing at the time and was very outgoing, a real 'people person'. But her career before waitressing was numbers related. She had been a fund accountant and then manager for years and did a great job, before layoffs hit. She was fortunate in that she…Continue
Added by pam claughton on September 26, 2008 at 8:18am — No Comments
Added by pam claughton on August 22, 2008 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I've decided to take the plunge and start a blog and trying to decide what to focus on. There's a lot of recruiting blogs out there, all different styles and tones. I'd love to get people's opinions on what they like about the ones they visit often. What do you want in a recruiting blog?
Thanks for any thoughts on this!