Monday, October 31, 2016

"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”
Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was born in 1888 in Missouri and was educated at Warrensburg State Teachers College.  As a salesman he traveled to New York and began teaching communications classes to adults.  In 1912 his world famous course was born.  Carnegie is known for many best sellers including “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” 

The above quote hit home for me. As a rookie recruiter there were many times that I would awaken at 3 am and worry about the candidate going on an interview or a scheduled call with a client to discuss a pending or existing assignment.  I now look back on those times and realize that if I had done what Carnegie suggested in this quote, I could have been much more productive and free of worry.

The past few years have been, to say the least, troubling.  There is no doubt in my mind that layoffs, job changes, employee staffing needs have caused many of you to worry about those very same issues.  I might suggest following Carnegie’s quote and take charge of the things that are within your control.  These worries might include resume preparation, job or career change, possible relocation and staffing needs.  

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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Perfect Candidate?

How to attract the best and brightest to your company is a challenge I am hearing from most, if not all of my clients right now. Then, once you find them, hiring them, on boarding them, motivating them and ultimately retaining them become the next challenges.
I wish I had a dollar for every client who said they were looking for the ideal candidate. Every hiring manager is seeking the perfect candidate for their open position.
In seeking Mr./Ms. Perfect, many highly qualified candidates are passed over. Perfection can be a non entitity, but almost perfect could be sitting right in front of you.