Pankow Puts Down the Xbox Controller and Meets Social Recruiting…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

I’m pretty new to this whole Social Recruiting thing.  I have a Facebook account, but I’ve kept it pretty personal.  I had a MySpace account, but I finally dumped it because my wife didn’t like so many half naked women trying to be my friend.  I only recently, and reluctantly, joined Twitter after @jessica_lee and @kris_dunn told me I should.  Other than …

FOTv #5 – Best Buy Job Descriptions, Sotomayor, LinkedIn Pimps and Best Exits..

Kris Dunn FOTv, Jason Pankow, Jessica Lee, Joshua Letourneau, Kris Dunn

That’s right… We’re back just like we said we’d be back… The FCC ordered our video equipment impouded, but we managed to scrape together enough duckets to tape another show.  It’s a bootstrap thing, so Pankow had to borrow a camera, Josh is warming it up using a doornob for a background, and JLee bought another camera instead of getting her bangs cut.  Good …

What To Do With a Workhorse Who Never Shows Up.

Jason Pankow Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

I recently had an interesting conversation with a hiring manager.  He wants to interview a current contractor on his team for a full-time role.  However, he is having some reservations. Mainly…this guy has trouble showing up for work.  When he does come in, it’s usually around noon or so.  He’s missed meetings, missed 1:1s, and is often hard to find.  …

That’s All You Got? What’s Really a Perk and What’s a Stretch?

Jason Pankow Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jason Pankow

There is a reason I write for FOT and not for Benefits Buzz.  Personally…I find benefits to be ridiculously boring.  I’m glad I have them and God bless the people that secure them for me.  But, you will never find me sitting with the Benefits department. However, I was recently discussing with someone what should be considered an honest to …

You Want My Hiring Manager? You Gotta Go Through Me First…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow

There are a couple of recent posts that had me thinking about this topic.  It started with a comment posted at one of KD’s entries.  The next was an entry by Tim Tolan.  Both had me considering…when should I, as an internal recruiter, give an external search partner access to my hiring manager? My first thought was NEVER, you Scurvy …

FOTv Show #3 – Is a One-Page Resume the Secret to Job Search Success?

Kris Dunn FOTv, Jason Pankow, Jason Seiden, Jennifer McClure, Joshua Letourneau, Kris Dunn, Paul Hebert, Recruiting

FOTv IS BACK.  And we’re pissed off, and we’re not going to take it anymore. OK, I jest.  A little.  But we are eating our own today.  The target of our dining experience?  Jason Seiden, who had the audacity to say that in order to have a successful resume, you need to keep it to one page.  Here’s what the …

Cold Calling in Recruiting and Why I Don’t Do It…

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Sourcing

A while back, I was listening to a brilliant recruiter named Jennifer McClure, on an internet recruiting talk show.  When Jennifer mentioned that she didn’t cold call, there seemed to be an air of disbelief.  How in the name of Jehoshaphat can you be a recruiter without cold calling? Well…I don’t cold call either. *Grumble, grumble, that’s because you’re a …

A Small Req Load Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Be Busy…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow, Recruiting

If your company is anything like mine, req. loads are down.  I went into FY09 with 90 reqs.  Now…I have a fraction of that.  Why?  It’s the economy, idiot…or, it’s the economy, moron…something like that! Anyway, what is a recruiter to do when they aren’t recruiting as much? Aside from the obvious (clean up e-mail, audit your compliance reports, score …