NotJobs: “Take This Job And Shove It”

16 December 2011 at 12:10AM Leave a comment

1937 TelephoneBeth Smith at A-List Interviews has an intriguing blog. A-List Interviews is the name of Beth’s company; she offers a systematic interviewing process to assist with selection and other recruiting services. It looks like a good model.

Blogger Beth has several things going for her – for one, she’s a local, and for two, she uses WordPress. Plus – in a recent post she also touches on one of the more useless features of modern telecommunications, the obnoxious and meaningless addition of music and delay to a telephone call. In particular, Beth learned something important about a candidate. Actions speak louder than words.

Here is Beth’s post (in full):

I placed a call to a candidate to invite her in for an interview. The message said “Please enjoy the music while your party is reached!” Then, I heard the song “Take this job and shove it.” Need I say more? Listen to the clues that people give you before, during and after the interview. You will be amazed at what you will learn.

Truth (at many levels.)

Thanks, Beth!


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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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