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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 19 of a Continuing Series

Continuing at: 4. and easy to understand… Let’s face it; nothing is actually easy to understand. The very moment you pause, focus on just one thing, you’ll find it begins to get deeper, more mentally challenging. If, in recruiting, we could just keep it to the three of you – you, the candidate and the […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 45 of a Continuing Series

“There were none who knew Messer Antonio da Venafro as the servant of Pandolfo Petrucci, Prince of Siena, who would not consider Pandolfo to be a very clever man in having Venafro for his servant. Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 18 of a Continuing Series

So then, LET’S ANALYZE! One of the worst tactical challenges I get asked about is search assignments where we’re NOT ALLOWED to speak with the Hiring Manager, but must speak EXCLUSIVELY to the HR Department. I’m so passionate about this that all I want to do is shout (I won’t, but I want to) don’t […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 17 of a Continuing Series

Why don’t we all love the Greeks? Well, maybe we love the Greek people, or Greek food – when was the last time you had a mouthwatering moussaka or a truly great gyro? No, I’m talking about Thales, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Apollonius, Archimedes and Proclus, etc. Well, especially Euclid and Aristotle. Don’t fear, though, […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 44 of a Continuing Series

“THE choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince. And the first opinion which one forms of a prince, and of his understanding, is by observing the men he has around him; and when they are capable and faithful […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 16 of a Continuing Series

Bodymind. What do you think of my new word? We begin with two parts. One is your mind, the other is your body. If you’re anything like me, these two not only don’t speak to each other well (or very often) they’re absolutely enemies. Actually, there is a single muscle that my mind takes total […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 43 of a Continuing Series

Back at the Recruiting Tactics & Strategy Group on LinkedIn, one of the members makes a fantastic point. She hates both the Prince and his court. I can’t thank you enough; you make me address the most important things, directly. And what’s not to hate? In my own actual life story, I circled today’s courts […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 15 of a Continuing Series

What did Rene leave out? He tells us to make our enumerations complete and exhaustive, as we discussed. What did he exclude from his own, or at least from his published lists? It’s an important question. In future explorations we’ll be diving deeply into what I call Rene’s Secret Sauce Recipe of 12 Unpublished Rules […]

“Friends: It isn’t just business, it’s personal.” – Part 42 of a Continuing Series

Let’s tidy up a bit, now. Clean and sweet, one last time for the moment: * One – Need To Know * Two – Stay Or Go? * Three – What’s Next? The Greeks would call this our Sacred Tactical Triad. Candidate or Future Client, no matter, the same tactics apply to the First Contact. […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 14 of a Continuing Series

Rule 4 again: “The last was in all cases to make enumerations so complete and reviews so general that I should be certain of having omitted nothing.” Our question yesterday was something like, “Can you in any way argue against Rene’s command?” Here’s today’s question: Do you? Not do you agree? No, this time, do […]