Category Archive for: Fun

Do we have to have a “prime” in our careers?

I just had a major “I am getting old” moment. I was reading a list of “The Top 25 Songs of 2014” and as I browsed through their list it was not so subtly dawning on me that I didn’t know any of these songs. Not a single one. These were apparently major hits this…

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Talent does not equal experience

One consistent theme in my career wherever I have been is what an early mentor of mine used to (tongue in cheek) call the “Bo Derek syndrome”. I know I am dating myself with that reference, so for all you younger generation folks it is a reference to the movie “10”. In short, the lead…

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My Top 5 Albums of All Time

My top 5 movies of all time http://redpilltalent.com/the-top-5-movies-of-all-time-according-to-this-movie-geek/ post certainly got some great (and very passionate!) discussions going. There were very strong advocates for Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Back to The Future, Unforgiven and many others in a lot of the commentary I received. All solid choices and I love all of those movies, but…

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There is no “super suit” handbook. What recruiters can learn from “The Greatest American Hero”

“With great power comes great responsibility” In the movie “Spiderman”, Uncle Ben gives Peter Parker (Spiderman) this sound advice. While he was not aware Peter Parker was indeed Spiderman, Peter learns a valuable lesson from this quote – that while these powers are an amazing gift they also now come with an obligation to use…

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Interviewing Tips – Halloween Edition

For those of you who read my posts, you know that while I like sharing a lot of tips and tricks I have learned over the years, I just cannot do it without incorporating some sort of geeky passion of mine. As it is Halloween time and I am a massive horror movie fan, I…

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Why I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid

I admit it – I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid. This “kid” is no kid when it comes to playing the drums though. I can’t get enough of “Avery Drummer” playing covers of songs like “Hot for Teacher” or “Tom Sawyer” – not just because he is technically excellent…

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“No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher”

Within the span of a few hours today, I found myself talking with someone I consider a mentor and then having a conversation with someone who has been seeking my advice (God help this person). It got me thinking about the whole “mentor” relationship in general, which then of course led me to thinking about…

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Why I just left one of the best jobs I ever had

As someone who has worked in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for 20 years, I have had thousands of conversations about career choices. Conversations about career plans, ambitions, fears, financial concerns, family goals and personal goals – all and many more concerns have been touched on in these discussions I have had with people in…

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