animalized version. original here.Amybeth Hale: Get this straight, Jim. I am a researcher. I just do names generation. Once I find the information I pass it on to a recruiter or to a sourcer who will pre-qualify these people.
I am not a junior recruiter. I have no desire to be a recruiter. I love the hunt of going out and finding contact names and finding the unfindable people. I find pleasure in that.
Jim Stroud: You sound pretty angry.
Amybeth Hale: I am angry, Jim. I'm sick and tired of having researchers trivialized and misunderstood. It's a common misconception that research is easy. A lot of people think it's just going into job board databanks and just harvesting resumes. Research isn't just that, Jim. It's a lot more. A lot more.
You have to really have a passion for it. It takes a while to really learn and it's probably the most time consuming process of the whole recruiting life cycle to work.
Jim Stroud: Get it all out, Amy. You can speak to me, girl. Pretend I'm Oprah.
Amybeth Hale: It's okay, Jim. I'm done. I just want to tell all the kids out there, the best advice I could give someone who wants to be a researcher is to find a good mentor. They can show you where they screwed up and help you to avoid similar errors.
Jim Stroud: Cool. Listen I've got a new section on the show. You can say hi to people you know but might never have a chance to meet face to face.
Amybeth Hale: Okay. I want to send some shout outs to my fellow bloggers. Joel Cheesman, Guy Kawasaki, Shally, Dave, Rob McIntosh, Moises Lopez, Paul Wolf. Who am I missing? [The Animal?]. You've got to excuse me. I'm really tired. I've been baking in the sun all week trying to get as good a tan as... Karen! How could I forget her. Hi Karen.