Recruiting's Rad Boy has a brand new blog
Hey, everybody, first thing this morning, I got an email from the great Billy Vick. It read, "You change my listing on your blogroll or I'm gonna wring your bleepin neck".
Bill and the Blogroll
So, anyway, I agreed to change Bill's listing but I also explained the logic of my roll.
First I started off with a compliment. "Billy," I said, "in my humble opinion, your Xtreme Recruiting is the unrecognized grandaddy of all podcast interview sites in the Recruitosphere."
Then I explained that most long blogrolls are totally useless because they are uninteresting and too dense to navigate easily.
My solution was to have two blogrolls. A well-organized, thorough one on another page (accessed by a convenient link in the top right corner of this page) and a shorter, more interesting blogroll down below.
I mean, what would you be more attracted to: JobSyntax or Thelma & Louise. It's a no-brainer. Moreover, if you put your cursor over the name, you get a pop up with details about the site.
But, that's not all. Bill has a text blog, as well. It's called A Cup Half Full. He bills it as a technique tip sheet for recruiters. And it's so new, there's nothing there yet. (Bill, get to work).
And, yeah, I guess Cup Half Full is meant to mean that Bill is an optimist but, you know, it sounds a bit depressing to me and I'm sure that if I scoured the net a bit I'd be able to find enough quotations to prove without a doubt that the enlightened man or woman will find the world a joy of riches. But, then, not many of us are going to be enlightened so maybe Bill is right.
Warning, Extreme Coaching
I'm not finished yet. Bill, a headhunter, has a new business. Xtreme Coaching for Recruiters. I think that means he counsels you on the phone and then sends in some local guys to rough you up if you don't follow through.
I think the idea of phone counselling is terrific. As long as the counsellor has ideas at hand which he can quickly apply to your problems. Or, has the background and smarts to help you arrive at a clear reasonable basis on which to base decisons.
Here's how Bill bills himself on Ingenio.
I can help a good recruiter become a Big Biller because I am one. Not only was I Management Recruiters International rookie of the year my first in the business - but in the next seven years I never billed less than $400K per year in personal production.
As a founding member of The Pinnacle Society I understand how Big Billers think, work and what is needed to be one. Get immediate answers to those tough questions or learn more about Big Biller Coaching.
That's powerful stuff, eh?
An Aside About Xtreme Language and the CBC
Yesterday, CBC's The Hour had an extended discussion about its attempts to use the word "blank" as a regular part of its on-air lexicon.
You see, they hired George Alphabits, an aging V-Jay from Much Music (Canada's MTV) to be the host and he likes to say "bleep" a lot and feels frustrated at not being able to do so. So, it has become a bone of contention.
And, actually, they did hire this guy to talk like a ignorant youngster in order to get those guys interested in public affairs, so it makes sense to go all the way.
But, CBC (our government owned TV network) disagreed, so yesterday he was saying it like crazy and they just bleeped him out. And, I've decided to follow their lead here and say what I want and bleep myself (on the principle that if it's good enough for the government, it's good enough for me).