My week thirty seven (*) highlights.
A very interesting week with a lot of different influences. Besides the innovation crash course I was able to introduce two new candidates to my customers. One position is nearly filled, what I did learn by the end of the week, so my candidate was not required anymore . But for the other position, a position with high technical and consulting requirements, my proposal was not immediately rejected as two times before. Will be interesting to see, if the hiring department has the same opinion as HR and when they invite my candidate for a 1st interview.
I did make good progress with my reminder emails to the potential candidates who I did already contact some month back (100+ emails and 80+ renewed contact requests), but only a few are responding immediately. For the majority I have still seen no response so far. Same story as before, if you do not contact the right candidate at the right time with the right job offer, it is really getting difficult, especially for the high technical positions.
Anyway for the coming weeks I am planning to try some new approaches via social networks, will be interesting to see, if the response rate is getting higher? Besides that I was asked by the Swiss guy of my 29-Aug-17 post - http://www.rethinkandfocus.com/429718297/5099456/posting/growing-global-reach-recap-of-another-topic, to have a look at his new book - Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Hacking Laziness, Building Self Discipline, and Overcoming Procrastination by Nils Salzgeber - to review his book and give my opinion. Looking forward to it .
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Jesse Owens, American - Athlete September 12, 1913 - March 31, 1980
I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control. Tim Ferriss, https://tim.blog/