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10 May 2007 at 10:27PM Leave a comment

The fishing was pretty good, even if the seas were a bit rough. We landed blackfin tuna, red snapper, vermilion snapper, mangrove snapper, chub, trigger fish and black grouper. I had the distinction of being the only one to land a sea perch. Some distinction.

Recruiting is a lot like fishing – the fisherman needs the right bait (branding/job/comp plan), the skill to know where to cast (market knowledge) and the skills to set the hook when the fish bites (communication skills). And the fisherman can’t expect to get a bite on every catch.

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It says so in the Scriptures How Not to Get a Job or a Contract

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My Core Ideas

1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

About the Author

Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.

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