THERE IS NO SPOON

The Top 5 Christmas Movies of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

As a Jewish kid growing up, Christmas time was always both cool and conflicting for me. Yes, I had Hanukkah, but truth be told the way things worked in my family was you got one or two sweet presents (read: big) on the first two nights, and then the rest of the nights was more…

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Recruiter Brand is a legit thing #wecandobetter

Employment branding is here and is a vital part of any candidate attraction strategy. I will not blather on for another post about why companies need to embrace this. No – this post is going to go to a different kind of brand strategy for hiring that is gaining a lot of momentum – “recruiter…

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I love it when you call me Big Papi – Reflections on David Ortiz from a Red Sox fan – #thereisnospoonfriday

We knew this was coming, but even as it was announced (formally) yesterday from David Ortiz himself we never really wanted to believe it. Yes – the most clutch and charismatic player in Red Sox history is calling it quits after this upcoming season. Even though Ortiz just turned 40 (an age not many in…

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The Top 5 Front Men of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

I was on a business trip recently and got in a really cool discussion with someone about who were the best “front men” in music history. What I thought would be a “no-brainer” list was actually much tougher to come by than I thought. We came up with the criteria that no “solo acts” and…

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The Red Pill Talent Review – “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” and “Supergirl” – #thereisnospoonfriday

TV has certainly “upped it’s game” the past 10 years or so. From “The Sopranos” to “Breaking Bad” to “Orange is the New Black” to “Game of Thrones” to “The Walking Dead”, TV has almost – ALMOST – pushed its way past movies for the better entertainment value (this is a topic for another post…

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Why Long Term stints on a Resume are NOT a bad thing – the latest recruiting bias debunked

A while back, I posted a blog about “Why I Don’t Care About Short Term Stints on a Resume” and the response was all over the place from readers. Some people giving me a “Right on Ed!” and others thinking I just drank a fifth of Jack Daniels when I wrote it, with one person…

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The Top 7 Annoying Things People Do When Flying – #Thereisnospoonfriday

I am not someone who enjoys flying (just ask my wife and kids). Every bit of turbulence that hits I get white knuckles and probably freak out everyone sitting near me. Traveling is great when you GET to the destination, but I personally hate with the power of 10,000 Death Stars the “airport experience”. This…

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The Top 5 John Lennon Songs of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

If you have been reading any of my blogs then you know by now what a massive Beatles fanboy I am. I have tons of memorabilia (if you ask my wife I have WAY too much) and have been raising my 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl to be fans since birth.…

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My Top 5 Pump Up Songs of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

It has been a crazy week for me schedule wise, so this Friday’s blog post is admittedly a bit hurried. As the weekend is now upon us, we naturally start getting excited for some personal time away from work. One of the things I love doing on a Friday is putting on my headphones and…

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Should You Hire a Friend?

As someone who has worked in Recruiting and HR for 20 years now (damn that made me feel old just typing that) I have seen a ton of equally crazy and awesome stuff. When your “product” is people, you can bet there is always something that will happen that will either a) surprise you b)…

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