Amanda Hite's Blog – February 2009 Archive (4)

Gifts from the Recession

I know we’re in a recession when I went to the ATM this morning and it said “insufficient funds” and I wonder if it’s them or me.



Last year this time I had just purchased a nice pair of Prada’s, I was planning a sexy trip to Cozumel and enjoying the benefits of non-commercial air travel. This year I’ve considered selling the Prada’s to make my car payment, hiring a virtual assistant from another company for cheaper labor and hitting on airline employee’s as a lame attempt to have… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on February 24, 2009 at 7:01am — 5 Comments

The Recruiting Game is Changing Fast. Are You Keeping Up?



The recruiting game is changing fast are you keeping up? Here are some tips from your friends at Talent Revolution (tips we got from our friends and experts leading the game).



Nothing is Hotter than Employment Branding. Paradigm Buster: Recruiting is not a sales function it’s a marketing function! Focusing on the candidate experience and impacting the employment brand.



• Revitalize your corporate job pages.… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on February 17, 2009 at 6:54am — 8 Comments

Paradigm Buster: Lost Generation?

Some of the most talented minds I know are a part of Generation Y, many of whom I consider mentors.



These young people are "confident, passionate, team players, highly educated, tech-savvy productivity mavens." They have the innovative ideas and talent we need for change, but the trick is giving them purpose and engaging them.



I often hear people describe this generation as "lost, entitled, self absorbed, lazy, job hoppers, lack interpersonal skills, naive." Having that… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on February 10, 2009 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

Paradigm Buster: Failure is the secret to success

Whether you've lost your job, your business is tanking, or your boyfriend just dumped you, these days it's easy to fall in a slump and feel like a failure. Remember failure is an event, never a person. It is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.



Here are a few paradigm buster quotes and a FANTASTIC short film by Honda:



"Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on February 3, 2009 at 6:29am — 14 Comments

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