Fishing Through the Fancy Titles On the Recruiting Scene…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Jason Pankow, Making Offers, Recruiting

I was talking to a blow hard potential candidate the other day.  He had introduced himself to me as the “Senior Vice President of XYZ Studios.” Ooooh…sounds catchy.  Sounds like someone I may be interested in. Then, we chatted.  It quickly became apparent to me that his job was the equivalent of a Business Development Manager.  Basically…he found external game …

Mr. President…What is Your Biggest Weakness?

Jason Pankow Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Look…my friends…I’m a political junkie.  I’ve been carefully watching both campaigns and all of the debates.  Politics and the Mariners: the two topics that will earn eye rolls from friends and family on a daily basis. During the VP debates, Gwen Ifill asked Senator Biden and Governor Palin, “What is your Achilles heel?” During the second Presidential debate, a town …

The Human Cost of WaMu’s (and Wall Street’s) Failure

Jason Pankow Culture, Jason Pankow

Apparently, we’re in some sort of financial crisis.  My wife does the bills, so I’m just catching up. One of the big headlines, currently, is the government seizure and sale of Washington Mutual…the largest bank failure in history.  Here in Seattle, we are still wondering what the fallout from WaMu’s failure will be.  Of course, this has a huge affect …

Don’t Call Me Fat During the Relo Trip (From Mrs. HR Capitalist)

Kris Dunn Angela Dunn, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Kris Dunn, Onboarding, Recruiting

I am married to the HR Capitalist.  And yes, I call him that around the house; as in, "Hey Capitalist, dinner is ready."  No, not really.  I’m the boss, and he’s lucky he gets to hang around… Actually, I am the copy editor for both blogs – HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent, though I have no credentials listed on …

Breath Mints and Hand Sanitizer – The Keys for a Successful Career Fair…

Jason Pankow Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

The week of Aug. 11, I will be attending the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles.  SIGGRAPH is an organization that represents artists, designers, and computer graphics peeps.  Feel free to swing by if you’re in LA. Preparing for the event has me thinking about the 10 hours I will be spending in the career booth. Ah, the career booth.  During …

Recruiting Is Like A Brad Pitt Relationship – Sometimes It Just Doesn’t Work Out…

Jason Pankow Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Jason Pankow, Recruiting

Being a good recruiter is being a good relationship manager.  You are the point of contact for that special person that is going to join your company to perform that special duty.  But, a lot of times, recruiting is like dating.  Sometimes, you have to break it off. Hopefully, you have listened to the HR Capitalist when he says you …