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The  “Hard Work”  of Recruiting: (3 strategies for fighting  recruiting mediocrity)
 
The  Main Thing  is to keep the  Main Thing  the    Main Thing
Exhibit #1 * The  Recruiter’s  Brain * C++ C# IIS SQL data.center (resumé | rèsumè | résumé | CV | Vitae | vitæ) -inurl:jo...
Exhibit #2  The Recruiter’s Brain on  Social Media
 
My  Daily  Marching Orders
How do  I  take over the world? Research shows that the lack of natural  talent is irrelevant to great success. The secret...
Natural  Talent?
“ Success  is the result of… Preparation, Hard  Work,   and Learning  from Failure.”
“ Talent  is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual  from the successful one is a lot of  hard w...
Small   Things
What are  your  Small  Things?
 
*Top 5 Reasons Why  Small Things  are so Difficult <ul><li>They  don’t go away  after you do them </li></ul><ul><li>They d...
The  Plan  Behind the  Pain
Rebel  against  the idea that  “just do your best” is good enough.    It’s not.
Reject   Complacency
we want the  P90X  body…  (w/o the exercise)
The  Vikings  rowed themselves to battle* *Do  Hard  Things – Alex/Brett Harris
What about  You?
3  Strategies for Fighting  Recruiting Mediocrity 1. Do what’s  hard  for you 2. Be known for  what you do 3. Pursue  exce...
Thank  You! <ul><li>Dennis   Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Sr. Technical Recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>St. Jude Medical </li></ul>...
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The "Hard Work" of Recruiting:

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3 Strategies for Fighting Recruiting Mediocrity

(from my presentation at the Talent Net Live Social Media Recruiting Conference @ the Frito-Lay Campus, August 2010)

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The "Hard Work" of Recruiting:

  1. 1. The “Hard Work” of Recruiting: (3 strategies for fighting recruiting mediocrity)
  2. 3. The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
  3. 4. Exhibit #1 * The Recruiter’s Brain * C++ C# IIS SQL data.center (resumé | rèsumè | résumé | CV | Vitae | vitæ) -inurl:job -intitle:job  -intitle:jobs  -you -submit -your
  4. 5. Exhibit #2 The Recruiter’s Brain on Social Media
  5. 7. My Daily Marching Orders
  6. 8. How do I take over the world? Research shows that the lack of natural talent is irrelevant to great success. The secret? Painful and demanding practice, and hard work
  7. 9. Natural Talent?
  8. 10. “ Success is the result of… Preparation, Hard Work, and Learning from Failure.”
  9. 11. “ Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work .”
  10. 12. Small Things
  11. 13. What are your Small Things?
  12. 15. *Top 5 Reasons Why Small Things are so Difficult <ul><li>They don’t go away after you do them </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t seem important </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t seem to make any difference </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t seem very glamorous </li></ul><ul><li>No one is watching </li></ul>*Do Hard Things – Alex/Brett Harris
  13. 16. The Plan Behind the Pain
  14. 17. Rebel against the idea that “just do your best” is good enough. It’s not.
  15. 18. Reject Complacency
  16. 19. we want the P90X body… (w/o the exercise)
  17. 20. The Vikings rowed themselves to battle* *Do Hard Things – Alex/Brett Harris
  18. 21. What about You?
  19. 22. 3 Strategies for Fighting Recruiting Mediocrity 1. Do what’s hard for you 2. Be known for what you do 3. Pursue excellence – not excuses
  20. 23. Thank You! <ul><li>Dennis Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Sr. Technical Recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>St. Jude Medical </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>972.309.2134 </li></ul>linkedin.com /in/smithtx twitter.com/ dennissmith iamMedical .com

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