The following posting is by the Minnesota Headhunter. I like him because he is afraid of me and I get so little of that in everyday life.
MN is postinizing this here as part of his participance in the Blog Swap. And, you can tell from the content that it was specially written for this occasion. In fact, he wrote to me complaining that he couldn't sleep at night worrying about a suitable topic. (I told him that I'm not his psychiatrist). This is the result.
Greetings friends. My name is Paul DeBettignies but my pen name, err, blog name is MN Headhunter. For more than a week now I have frankly been a little scared about doing this guest post. So much so that I waited until the last minute to do it.
See the Canadian Headhunter has a bit of a reputation and I was trying to find something very witty to write but came up empty. Then I was thinking about current events like Canada Day (July 1 which coincides with my birthday), the Canadian Prime Minister and his visit with President Bush, and the recent announcement by the Governor of the State of Minnesota that some of our National Guard units are heading for the Mexican border.
Hey, we should be the first line of defense in the event a unit of the Canadian Mounties makes a run to capture the Stanley Cup.
But then I got to thinking, I am taking this way too serious. Lighten up a little (a lot). CH would surely call me out for a lame post.
So I settled on this, blogs and their lack of personalities.
Some say that I was a little forward in calling my blog MN Headhunter. “Who are you to say you are the man?” Heck, I could have called myself the American Headhunter. Think of the pressure that would have brought on.
Hey CH, do you feel the pressure of the Canadian nation?
So finally to the point. I and my recruiter blogging friends need to loosen up a bit. I find that the blogs I read the most, including this one, are ones where I feel I have some sense of who the author is. CH does a great job letting his personality out. Sometimes I wonder how many he has as he can be smart, funny, sarcastic and sharp tongued.
Now I understand some of us are writing on behalf of our company and that there may be corporate issues at stake but a little more of a glimpse into the person would be nice. Dropping your shorts like Zoe did at JobSyntax might be a bit forward, OK she did not really drop her shorts, but something more than the usual blah, blah, blah would be nice.
I will follow the lead of my friend to the north and take up my own challenge and see if I can loosen up my shorts a bit.