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How to Quit a Job

One of the hardest parts of the job change is giving notice to one’s current employer. Here’s a video of how Phil the barista gave notice to his bosses in an unforgettable way:

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28 June 2016 at 2:32AM Leave a comment

‘I Would Be Absolutely Perfect For This,’ Report 1,400 People Looking At Same Job Posting

The Onion nails it with a story that all recruiters will believe about the number of perfect applicants for a marketing job at Swensen Digital:

‘I Would Be Absolutely Perfect For This,’ Report 1,400 People Looking At Same Job Posting

SAN FRANCISCO—Upon coming across the same job posting Monday for a full-time position at a local startup company, an estimated 1,400 people reportedly described the opening as “a perfect fit” for their qualifications, saying it was exactly the opportunity they’ve been waiting for. “I have all the skills they want, my experience matches up—I honestly don’t know if there’s anyone out there better suited for this job than me,” said unemployed man Charles Duncan, echoing the sentiments of 1,400 others, 900 of whom believe their facility with social media and knowledge of web design will definitely make their application “stand out from the rest of the pack.”

See the video or the full text story to see how it worked out.

5 July 2013 at 2:19AM Leave a comment

Trap Doors: One Way to Recruit

This video from Barclays is more of a branding effort than a recruitment video, but it highlights some creative “recruiting” methods used to get A Players.

If only it were this easy. (The video is 1:00.)

Sometimes the most amazing things can escape your attention. Suppose we told you that there’s a financial company that’s quietly snapping up some of the world’s top graduates. A company that is taking some of the most innovative minds the academic and financial worlds have to offer. A company that is using their talents to become one of the fastest growing investment banks – without most people noticing. “Ridiculous”, you’d probably say, “Such a company can’t fly under my radar. I would know about it”

Good job, Barclays!

31 August 2012 at 12:25AM Leave a comment

World’s Worst Recruiter

This cartoon is an example of what can happen if the Time to Hire metric is more important than the Quality of Hire metric. The video is 2:00:

“Did you ask her about her past?”
“It didn’t seem relevant at the time. What’s important is that I filled the job really fast.”

 

26 August 2012 at 1:06AM Leave a comment

“I want to become a big billing recruiter!”

Peter I Heyer shared this cartoon with the crowd at the CTRN PowerBoost conference yesterday. A Day at the Recruiter Factory will look familiar to those of us who’ve done third-party recruiting. This video is 2:47:

“Do you ever work past 5:00PM?”
“I have to leave right at five because that is the end of the work day. Plus, I belong to a bowling league and that is a priority for me.”

23 August 2012 at 1:28AM Leave a comment

Great Interview Video – Great Interviews

Another Interview video – this time from the far side of the world:

Items:

  • Standard questions? – Check
  • Realistic Job Preview? – Check
  • Practical Interview Exercise? – Check and Check (two of them)

Check it out:

So – good on the interviewing. One must wonder who did the initial candidate screenings…

8 June 2012 at 12:50AM Leave a comment

For Memorial Day 2012: “Angel Flight”

For Memorial Day, here’s a video of the song “Angel Flight” by Radney Foster.

Thank you to all our military veterans who’ve paid the price so we can be free.

27 May 2012 at 12:05AM Leave a comment

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