Busy and promising times ...
Busy days this week. I did contact nearly 100 new candidates in three days and delivered two profiles two customers today. The guy with the 2nd interview this week was successful and did get a contract proposal the next day. One other candidate was invited for a 1st interview in two weeks from now.
A real issue is the reaction time of the HR or functional departments, when I send in a profile. On the one side it is all urgent, but only until the profile is delivered . Then you need a lot of patience and distraction, to avoid too much reminders. There is only one exception, a really good customer .
In order to be ready in time with my workshop (will be on 04-Apr-2018) preparation for the kids Easter holiday program, I am now dedicating one day a week for the preliminary activities. Similar to the famous 20% rule of Google (https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/13/can-googles-20-time-really-work-for-your-startup/). I did make good progress this week. For every workshop you have to fill in a request form, for the money or technical equipment that is required during the day. Part of the form is to explain, what you are planning to do and what kind of outcome you are expecting. My first version was rejected today, because my content seemed to be too progressive or too different from the standard requests. I did provide content for a 2nd version later today and hope this will be sufficient now? But you never know, as the way of working in the public administration is difficult to predict.
As I need the content of the presentation for two other already planned events, it is definitely not a waste of time.
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A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality? Stephen Hawking