Free Stuff for the Thrifty Recruiter

Remember back in college when you weighed all of 96 pounds and half of it was hair? You were lean and mean back then. You ate cereal for lunch and dinner, everything was paid in cash. Rent was like $75 that you were always paid late. Yeah, those were the ...

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The Best Linkedin Invites Ever

I was on the sofa picking my nose and watching MTV, when my Dad shouts, “Get a job!” I reminded Pops that I needed a car to get to a job. He reminded me (again) of my dusty moped. Again, I pleaded how hard it was to maintain a studly ...

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Boom Youre in a Database

Three things in life are certain. Death, Taxes and you will be in a Database. As soon as the Doc slaps your fanny and your mom cries your name – Boom in you’re in a Database. Get a loan, a credit card, buy a house or a car – Boom ...

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My Rejection Letter from the Secret Service

Dear Mr. Glenn. Thank you for taking time to interview with the Secret Service. Although you have some good experience, you are not a fit for this role. By that, we don’t think you have the required “breadth” or the “size” of work to fully “cover” some of the assignments. ...

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My Interview with a Beaver

My Phone interview with a developer – I’ve substituted Java Developer with Beaver. – So I see on your resume you have been a Beaver for 10 years – Yeah, I right out of college. I got my first job and it went from there. – Where do you see ...

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Keeping it Real Y’all.

Willy is Redneck to the core. He dips Skoal, hunts, drives a tractor and is missing a finger. But he has a great personality and extreme likeability factor too. When he is not outdoors killing defenseless animals he is updating his Facebook account. We are like his livestock and he ...

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I’m Abe Froman!!

I know what a friggin’ Recruiting Pipeline is. It’s simple! You bundle up some resumes and email them on a regular basis to a hiring manager. Done! Pipeline! Bam! However, this fresh-out-of-school, Jonas Brothers listening, scruffy Nerf herder Recruiter was telling ME that I didn’t know what a Recruiting Pipeline ...

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Recruiter Survival Kit

I wasn’t thinking and ordered onions on a sandwich the other day. A couple of hours later, I could smell my own putrid breath. I almost had to work out of the bathroom to cover up my halitosis. To make matters worse, I had some meetings and a candidate was ...

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How to Write Accurate Job Descriptions

COLLECTIONS and ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Our family business has been around for years and we’re looking for a diverse individual – preferably strong male, Italian (Sicilian descent), 200 pounds and good at dealing with tough people. A real “go getter”. We need someone who has experience with collections and is not ...

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Frupervisor Fires Frolleague

Urban Dictionary: A Froleague is a co-worker and part of your Facebook network. A Frupervisor is your Supervisor at work and on your Facebook. Here is a story. The names have been changed to protect the innocent….and guilty. It was Monday morning when Bob got the call. “He lost his ...

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Free Donuts Anyone?

The secret to job security is free donuts. Don’t believe me? When layoffs are looming, just bring in donuts. Co-workers will sing and praise your name and management always struggles to layoff those who lift the spirits of others. I’ve worked with some real crabby people too, especially on Monday ...

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Salary Secrets. Ssshhhh

I knew a recruiter who accidentally left a paycheck stub on the copier. It didn’t take long and the whole office resented him. He was overpaid and everyone hated him. Everything he said or did seemed offensive. It didn’t help morale that he was inept too. The one thing you ...

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Layoffs are Good?

I bumped into a friend of mine, a fellow recruiter that got laid off. He looked great. 10 years younger and chipper as I had ever seen him before. I asked him he why he was in such great spirits, he got let go from a good job, has two ...

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