Back on December 6, 2015, I announced that I would be creating a Good Recruiter List.
There are a lot of lists of the Top 10 or Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter. These are useful when you want to find an expert.
However, these lists only contain the names of people who publish a lot or speak at conferences.
There are other recruiters, though, working in the trenches who are good at what they do and could offer lots of good advice but they never turn up on these lists because they don't work at creating a public profile.
This Good Recruiter List is going to make them visible too.
I will publish the names of 3 people a week starting with these three.
Before she became respectable, Cathy Mannis used to be a regular caller on The Recruiting Animal Show. She's too busy now working as a sourcer at Deloitte but she did manage to call in last week and give us some good tool tips. For realz.
Michael G. Cox is a Recruiting Manager at Dahill, a 500 person division of a Xerox. His Linkedin profile is kind of stuffy. He claims to be working with the "senior leadership team to develop a thorough understanding of the strategic vision and subsequent staffing needs..." etc etc etc. Luckily, he doesn't talk like that in real life so he's managed to become one of the go -to experts on a famous recruiting radio show.
Terry Hall is a former Marine. Now she's a Senior Recruiter at Providence Health and Services looking for people in Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology and Respiratory Therapy. She has a nice smile and, with Facebook as my witness, she seems to be a swell mom.
People can't tell how well they do in interviews. Some think they did poorly when, in fact, they did well.
When candidates think they failed the interview, they are less likely to want to work with you. First they self-flagellate, then they soften the pain by rationalizing that they didn’t want to work in your company anyway.
If you want to save these candidates, give positive feedback immediately (or as soon as possible).
James Guske: I joined Khan Academy. And I worked through two of their programming courses.
Stephanie Weiss: My favorite is Coursera. I took a couple of Python classes and a few literature classes. Right now I'm actually using DuoLingo to fix my Spanish since I speak "Tex Mex" more than Spanish. It's a fabulous app -- Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn an additional language. I like it a lot more than Rosetta Stone (and you can't beat free!)
Stephanie Weiss:https://techprep.fb.com helps you figure out which technical prep is best for you. Even has resources for parents. We used this to ID the best resource for my daughter to learn coding for her little robots that now have taken over my house.
A few years ago, he prepared a lecture called “All My Worst Mistakes.” For months, he lay awake in the mornings, remembering the patients he had failed.
There’s a tradition of physicians writing about their errors. “When the Air Hits Your Brain,” a neurosurgical memoir by Frank Vertosick, Jr., begins with a scene in which a resident, while drilling a hole in a man’s skull, accidentally goes too far, plunging the drill bit into the brain. “Oh, shit!” he exclaims. (An older doctor reassures him: “It’s just the lateral hemisphere.”)
Physician writers usually view such errors with a generous spirit. They point out that medicine is built on mistakes, because doctors, like the rest of us, learn by screwing up.
We like to say that it we didn't choose our parents. They were given to us by luck. But, in fact, we can choose whose children we would like to be.
You can seek out families of the noblest minds: choose one into which you wish to be adopted and you will inherit not only their name but their property too.
Nor will this property need to be guarded. The more it is shared, the greater it will become.
My Comment: This is great because it declares your freedom to part ways with your inherited fate but it also implies that you sign on to someone else's ideas like you sign on to a religion, setting limits to your own intellectual independence and individuality and that's not what you want.