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Catbert gets a candidate for his job posting

Dilbert.comSometimes the client is never satisfied.

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18 October 2011 at 12:07AM Leave a comment

Amusing Candidate Summary

From the CTRN mailing list comes this personal description from a candidate resume:

Tall handsome German-American Baccalaureate looking for a good time with a computer company. Just getting out of a 1099 v dash relationship with Microsoft and looking for a serious relationship that will nurture my growing skills, but short term relationships are good too! The size of your pay is not terribly important, but I might be disappointed if it were less than 40k USD per year. I like long walks on the beach, mountain climbing, networking, and computer security. I am always looking for something new and exciting out of relationship; if you think you can teach me some new tricks let me know! If you think you or your company might be a good fit, or you know a company who might – shoot me an email, or drop me a line at the address and phone number above. I would be more than happy to talk over our compatibility.

Thanks and a hat tip to Patricia!

Tall handsome German-American Baccalaureate looking for a good time with a computer company. Just getting out of a 1099 v dash relationship with Microsoft and looking for a serious relationship that will nurture my growing skills, but short term relationships are good too! The size of your pay is not terribly important, but I might be disappointed if it were less than 40k USD per year. I like long walks on the beach, mountain climbing, networking, and computer security. I am always looking for something new and exciting out of relationship; if you think you can teach me some new tricks let me know! If you think you or your company might be a good fit, or you know a company who might shoot me and email, or drop me a line at the address and phone number above. I would be more than happy to talk over our compatibility.

26 March 2011 at 2:34PM Leave a comment

Is Your Employee Referral Program as Good as This?

Ephraim Salaam refers Chester Pitts to the coach of the San Diego State Aztecs. Pitts attended the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, which doesn’t have a football program.

This results in Pitts getting drafted in the second round, while Salaam didn’t get drafted until the seventh. This past season they were the starting left Tackle and left Guard for the Houston Texas.

I love the interview questions:
“What do you play?”
“I play the oboe.”

Does your company’s employee referral program screen people like Pitt in or out?

For more details, see the Sports Illustrated article: Pair of Texans reminisce at filming of Super Bowl ad.

Update 16-SEP-10: Fixed dead link to video
Update 09-JAN-14: Fixed dead link to video

11 March 2008 at 12:02AM Leave a comment


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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