Follow-Up to Last Three Entries!
I am resisting the strong desire to Blog more often than twice/month. I now have a Twitter account (follow me: @David_Magy), but this venue seems more appropriate for some things (anything longer than 140 characters).
Three Follow-Up Items:
Post and Pray (from 5/16):I was recently in a meeting with the COO of an organization. We were talking about a few areas of need when the company President walked into the meeting. He assumed we were talking about a completely different opening – a critical role that they had open for 4 months (without any progress). The COO asked the President if he wanted to pay more in fees (versus continuing on their own – through the ‘post and pray’ method as we have termed it). The President’s comment: “It might be cheaper (to pay the fee).” From Sarah Gasparini (@sarahgasparini):
- (Tweet from 6/10): only 14% is actively looking while 66% are passive or NOT looking – what do your candidates look like?
Does everyone have a LinkedIn account? (from 5/31)I recently received a LinkedIn invitation from someone I did not know (through any level of my connections). I use my LinkedIn account with people that I know (not with candidates). I in-mailed the person that invited me to ask if I knew him. His response:
- “No I don’t think we know each other. I authorized linked in to go into my contact list and send invitations but you are not in my contact list; nor do we have any 2nd level connections.”
E-mail Fatigue (from 6/15):At a lunch meeting earlier this month, I mentioned the term e-mail fatigue and my guest rolled her eyes. She stated that she was well over 100 e-mails behind and was having difficulty keeping up. She then gave me her solution:
- “If it is really critical, they will call me. “