Thursday, January 28, 2010

No one will call me back!

I am hearing a lot these days, “No one will call me back.” The internet has become the go-to place for recruiting and hiring. The net is great, it makes things easy, but the “people" part sometimes gets forgotten. It’s easy to avoid people with email. So while you are searching for a job – pick up the phone and follow up. Yes, email is great but we are finding that those who spend more time on the phone creating relationships with people are finding jobs faster. 

Pick up the phone and use those great communication skills you've developed over the years.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friends who need help.

Juggling time is such the dilemma these days at work. What to do? We have recruiting work we need to get done but we also have friends of the firm who need help. These friends have given us business in the past but are out of work now. So, I've been doing a lot of career/life counseling which I enjoy, but we have clients who need our help and I hate to say it but, our clients pay the bills. So my dilemma is how do I split my time?

I think managing my time has always been a problem –well, it has been for me, but when people need assistance with their lives it truly is a dilemma. We have people in crisis. How do you say, “I can’t talk to you now" to people in crisis? You don’t. So I guess why I’m writing this is if you friends of the firm call us for help, we’ll help but just remember, we also have work to do so - be patient – we might not be able to call you right back but we will call you back. We do remember the people who help us out, we do remember who is loyal to us – just be patient.