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Recruiting Animal

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Updated: 2018-01-13T11:18:05-05:00


Treat Smart People To Lunch


Hubspot's policy: "Take someone smart out for a meal. Learn something. Expense it. No approval needed. No limits. No rules. Use good judgment.“ At age 24, Shah had a small network so he asked a senior sales rep for guidance. “His advice: ‘Pickup golf. Big deals are always done on the golf course.’ This was a problem I had never held a golf club and golf took time, money and patience, none of which I had.” Shah tells Quartz, expressing a sentiment that most people who aren’t wealthy white men can relate to. “So instead, I decided that to replace...

Swearing Is Good For You


On The Recruiting Animal Show, guest, Chris Schwacofer, came under fire for his salty tongue. So, here's an article about that: "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unable to convincingly curse.... If I’m chatting with a colleague and they start dropping F-bombs, I freeze up ... "Am I paying a price for talking like Ned Flanders? "In her new book Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, author Emma Byrne makes a strong case that the answer is yes. "Swearing is “socially and emotionally essential” and “beneficial to us.” "Swearing is so fundamental...

Job Search Optimism


The other day, Rob Dromgoole, an excellent recruiter, posted a quotation from Colin Powell on Facebook. It read: "Optimism is a force multiplier". That was one of of Powell's rules for leadership. He also said this: "I am talking about a gung-ho attitude that says, "We can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals... Give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day". This struck a positive chord with me but I think that it can be misleading. When it came to taking military action, Powell was very cautious. The so-called Powell Doctrine demanded that a lot of...