7. Mar, 2018

It is not just words ...

My preferred picture database: https://pixabay.com/en/smile-cheerful-good-mood-happy-2045963/ 

Busy times this week and just now I find some time to write a post. Today I managed to deliver another candidate profile, one of the 50+ guys. Will be interesting to see the customer reaction? My initial quick check, if the candidate would be of interest for them, was answered positive.

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To kick off the WORDs topic of today, some nice pictures to start with:

In my daily discussion with potential candidates I am coming across a lot of interesting words and their usage 😉. In most cases it is depending on the context, some examples below:

  • I normally try to offer positions to potential candidates that fit to their visible profile (in LinkedIn or XING) or could be a meaningful next step in their career. After an initial email I send two reminders, when I do not get any reaction. One candidate called me a persistent guy, because he was used to different approaches so far. I just wanted to help him and provide a valuable service --> just a different point of view or perspective.
  • Another example was a job offer to a self-employed candidate, who was looking for a permanent employment position. I made several proposals and just got an interesting idea as response. Is "interesting" the new stupid or s*** feedback? 

A nice article on LinkedIn today with respect to the same topic - The Simple Phrase LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Uses to Grab Candidates Attention        https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/talent-on-tap/2018/the-simple-phrase-linkedins-head-of-recruiting-uses-to-grab-candidates-attention 

  • Some guys are brave enough to show interest in new opportunities, but lose confidence in their initial plan during the process of discussion. It is really a pity to see that, because in the end their persistence energy is much higher than the impulse energy (momentum). 
  • Finally the necessary matching between job descriptions and either CVs or the candidate's understanding of their own capabilities and search criteria. One guy was lost in the bullet points of the job advertisement, describing the tasks, requirements and benefits /perspectives. In the end there was no interested to work on given problems, but the wish to create new opportunities.

A good solution for the matching mentioned above is offered by Jobscan, see an article from their Blog below  -  Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”  https://www.jobscan.co/blog/age-discrimination-older-applicants-vs-young-pretty-people/ 

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams, American - Comedian July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014

Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras, Greek - Mathematician                      582 BC - 497 BC