It's You and the Gatekeeper and the Battle of Wit.
"I won't see you because I can't hear you!"
There's a straw man's argument over on Forbes about how it won't be soon enough before all the country goes to a wireless telephone network and I say let's concentrate on making the lamps in our homes wireless before we race to technology that reduces our verbal…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Recently Overheard InTake Call Exchange Between A Hiring Manager And HR Director:
HR Director: “Are you on LinkedIn?”
Hiring Manager: (sheepishly) “No.”
HR Director: “Good! I don’t want anyone poaching you away!”
It was said in jest but you know what Winston Churchill said about jokes:
"A joke is a very serious thing."
I sit in on a lot of Intake Calls with a lot of…Continue
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Before Bill left to “head on over to Sourcecon” I told him we would stay at the hotel and…Continue
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Question on Twitter 10/21/2013
The ________ is to the Phone Sourcer as Google is to the Internet Sourcer?
The Gatekeeper is to the Phone Sourcer as Google is to the Internet Sourcer.
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 21, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments
Maybe you haven't heard but I’ve revamped the program to include more Gatekeeper scenario training because that, after all is what people are really most interested in.
If you can deal with gnarly gatekeeepers in the flesh, down on the mat in real-time, flesh-and-blood combat the rest of it (the theory) will come to you.
Before you know it Conni LaDouceur (ExecuQuest) and I will be doing that, IN REAL TIME on the phone in front of the LIVE Sourcecon…Continue
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Thanks for signing up for “The Magic In The Method” phone sourcing training.
For those of you who haven't (yet) look for the Paypal option on the right side of this page - it's over there on the right under the leopard - scroll down and click on "Buy Now." For more information on the certification course(s), click…Continue
"Did I send you this one? He is over $100K, and they probably won't take him. Maybe you can do a build out on his team?"
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE AND JOB BOARDS
I’m working directly with a recruiting team inside a company (I do this often) and my function is to build out teams of potential candidates that surround candidates that don’t work out for a specific position.
In other words, the Hiring Manager really likes a candidate’s resume;…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 18, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Scene Of The Crime: Our hotel room in Seattle at Sourcecon
The Miscreants: Pam, Me and Bill Staadt
Date: October 3, 2013
Time: 7:15 a.m PT
Pam’s the first to hit (after maybe two – three…Continue
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Part I of this series can be found here.
This is the second part and continues the Sourcecon phone sourcing (surprise) saga. As you know there are four of us phone sourcers sitting here in the bar at the Sourcecon AfterDark affair jabbering over the best way to help Bill, our disappointed and alarmed Sourcecon co-attendee sitting next to us, half-listening, his…Continue
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“…its gonna be great. I think everyone is just hungry for all that info in ur head! ;) For me, ur courses, articles and SourceChat have led my career into such a great direction so I am very much appreciative of ur willingness to share and teach.” ~RD
"I am so glad you are presenting this series of classes on sourcing. I signed-up this morning and am…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 10, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Jumping from the “artificial person” Friday Jones in Heinlein’s 1982 award-winning sci-fi novel Friday to the recently released twelfth charter in the Star Trek franchise “Star Trek Into Darkness” this will be the last installment in this teaser series to my Sourcecon presentation in Seattle at Microsoft headquarters on October 3.
Before we make the leap though, a word about Friday.
Friday Jones: courier, clone, secret agent with superior mental and physical…Continue
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Are you a Robert Heinlein enthusiast?
“They didn’t want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.” ~ Robert Heinlein
In Heinlein’s 1982 novel Friday the main character, Friday Jones, a self-sufficient combat courier/secret agent, is inspirited to search out a new life on another planet.
Friday’s missions take her throughout the globe and to some of Earth’s nearby space…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on September 29, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments
How many of you read Kurt Vonnegut?
“New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with the richer we become.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel, Player Piano published in 1952 was set in a world in which machines have largely replaced human workers.
Do you know where the title comes…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on September 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
One Troublesome Hospital In Florida
Our mission: Collect Directors of Surgical Services and Nurse Managers in Surgery from Hospitals in Florida
The Dilemma: One Newbie Phone Sourcer’s Message To Me (follows)
9/18/13 They do not share this information by phone!
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A cloaking device is a theoretical or fictional stealth technology that can cause objects, such as spaceships or individuals, to be partially or wholly invisible to parts of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. (Wikipedia)
There is no more real application of cloaking than in phone sourcing today.
Cloaking occurs when a phone sourcer calls into a company and asks a Gatekeeper for valuable information in a straightforward…Continue
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Here is the Phone Sourcing Glossary for the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing learning series.
If you have any terms you’d like to see included send them to me and I’ll insert them!
Much of the sourcing materials I develop come out of my own experiences. However, some of it comes out of the experiences I have in groups like the sourcers group I moderate on Yahoo: Sourcers Unleashed. You can join it…Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on August 5, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Good morning Everyone!
I hope to see you in SourceChat today - Bill, I'm wondering if you put any of the suggestions on how you can change direction in your recruiting career using some of the tools from your last area of concentration? I found that conversation interesting - all of you may too in our last SourceChat transcript which is posted …Continue
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"In all seriousness you are the only training course I've invested in in the last 18 months because what you offer is of true value and will set my business apart from the 99%." ~GK November, 2012
SourceChat here on the MagicMethod phone sourcing site every Tuesday at noon ET.
It's open to everyone.
If you want to learn more about phone sourcing…Continue
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