It's You and the Gatekeeper and the Battle of Wit.
Rayanane asks, over on recruitingblogs.com: Where is your office? Do you have a traditional work arrangement in a corporate environment or are you on the road more than a broken yellow line? Is your office in a corner of your home and are you one of the new virtuals? Perhaps your office is in a black bag in the form of a lap top and you don't leave home without it, ever... More and more people are working the mobile way. The advantages are many and… Continue
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"Clean and dirty...are two sides of the same coin." ~Mike Rowe
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“Hi, you just reached Addy at extension 4398 – fortunately I am away from my desk…” ~ heard on an employee’s VoiceMail April 25, 2009 early hours
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DaveGraziano (guest): Thanks for posting our Role play! 10:02 AM
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Fascinating discussion about age here - remarks come from all walks of life and many are very, very candid! A small sample:
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"I recruit highly stable and successful software engineers. They don't like the phone at all. They don't like to give people they don't trust names. Trust takes a long time to build. We do get names but it takes a long time." ~ Dave Freireich, President, Core Search Group, Inc.
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Find out the owner of any cell phone or unlisted number. Results include name, address, carrier, and other details when available. Your search is confidential. More here.
Crumbling markets, huge layoffs and widespread financial panic have unleashed a giant wave of creative yearnings. People from all walks of life are realizing that a time of economic turmoil offers a great opportunity to reinvent careers. More… Continue
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LAST January, a national financial services company hired a specially trained team of temporary workers to help handle a spike in calls from all over America to customer service headquarters in Denver. The company, which administers accounts like I.R.A.’s and 401(k)’s, had just mailed out quarterly statements. For many investors, particularly those who don’t bank online, it was the first time since the economic collapse that they were taking a hard… Continue
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As private sector professionals lose their jobs or suffer cutbacks in pay and benefits, more and more of them are thinking about second careers. Public service is suddenly popular with all generations. Teaching may not pay a lot, but it comes with relatively good benefits and, after three years, job security in the form of tenure. But this fallback fantasy may be unrealistic, despite reports of a possible teacher shortage in the next several years.… Continue
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In a national survey of CFOs and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, 65 percent say they will cut costs by not giving out raises this year and 40 percent are more worried about their organization's ability to continue as a going concern.
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Hear Dave Graziano and Maureen Sharib “model” the phone sourcing process.
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Michael G. Ryan, Chairman of the Executive Impact Group asks, over on LinkedIn:
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Let's pray it's so. Here.
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Google is in a battle royal over whether it has the right to profit so profligately from newspaper content at a time when journalism is in such jeopardy...The 53-year-old Schmidt is soft-spoken, exuding the calm knowingness of a therapist as he explains why privacy is passé and why passé newspapers are not going to pry more money out of Google to save themselves. More… Continue
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New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has an excellent column about the downside of televised cooking shows:
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"Sourcing in personnel management work refers to the identification and uncovering of candidates (also known as talent) through proactive recruiting techniques." ~ Sourcing definition found here.
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Thanks Glenn, for this. Glenn wants you to know that if you want to see more on these sourcing how-to topics, check out the JobMachine site and his Advanced Online Recruiting Techniques blog, along with his JobMachine colleagues' and its predecessor.… Continue