Fistful of Talent Asks – What’s the Name of Your Recruiting Alter Ego?

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You learn things at Fistful of Talent you might not otherwise be exposed to.  Example – I learned thisBaldwin_glengarry_glen_ross week from a FOT writer (who will remain unnamed, troll through the comments for the connection) that one of the widgets you can add to your Facebook account is your "stripper name"… nice….

And you wonder why HR people start shaking when consultants tell them they need to be on Facebook.  Good thing the widget is optional…

That got me to thinking, since this is a recruiting site of sorts, if anyone has an alter ego they use when they’re doing phone work.  You know the drill, you’re a little bit sluggish and you have to boot it up to make 20 calls… maybe cold calls… What persona or personality do you pull out of the drawer to get your game face on to SELL BABY???

Here are a couple of mine:

Gordon Gecko from Wall Street
Vin Diesel from Boiler Room
-Johnny Dynamite (no movie reference)
Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glen Ross

Those are mine – what are yours?   I’ll spare you my thoughts on who Tolan, Hogan, McClure or Lee pretend to be when they have to bring the energy. 

I’d rather know who you think they are….Enjoy the weekend and the "closer" video below – on me… 

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.