Sunday, March 24, 2013

Do you work with Recruitment

This month I just started a new career - I have jumped in to Recruiting with both feet.
And its everything I
thought, but its also tougher that I thought :D 

 I imagined there where lots of people out there looking for work - and jobs looking for good people.
I don't think I was totally wrong, but the lots of people... out of the mass there are some surprises.
People are saying that they are coming for an interview and then don´t show up, some come totally unprepared.
So I'm searching Internet to learn more about my job, looking all over. I have come up with some good places to learn, but still looking for more.

If you where to learn The Recruiter work - What would you start off with?
Would it be, Holding Interviews?
Would it be, How to get in contact with the right job seekers?
Would it be, How to talk to the candidate on the phone?
Or would it be something else I have not yet tough about?

Do you know the secrets to Recruiting - and would you share?

Would you make a guest comment here on my blog, send me a mail:

The company I'm working for specializes withing the recruitment of sales personnel in Oslo / Norway. 
We have some big customers and have our hands full being a little company. But we do also have a lot of fun doing it, learning new things and enjoy meeting new and exciting people!

Webcruiter had a great meeting om Friday where people interested in recruiting where all there to mingle and learn. There where people there from witch is one of Norway's main newspapers among other big companies. I had a blast meeting so many interested and social people!

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New Wide Angle Lens from Sigma

As my desire for getting better at taking photo´s still grows I jumped to it when a friend of mine where selling he´s almost new Sigma Wide Angle Lens. New its about 600$ - I got mine for 250$ Of course I had to have it! If you wan to see what kind of camera I use, check it out here:

So far I have used it at every possible opportunity. I have searched Youtube for the best ways to use it and am still trying to get the hang of it. But no matter what, it still gives a good result.
The fun part about it is that when you get really close you get so deep pictures. 

The Wide Angle Lens information:
Because of its zoomed out nature, a wide angle lens is capable of capturing more in the frame than a zoom lens and is therefore considered to have a “wider” field of view. 
Though wide angle lenses are most often thought of in relation to landscapes, they actually have a wide variety of applications in all kinds of settings.
         - I found some good info here:

If this got you curious on wide angle lens photo, see some pictures taken with a wide angle lens here:

Good luck with your photos! 

The motivated writer

The blog started off pretty good. The plan was to use it as a place to post the things I usually would have posted on my FaceBook. And I have! But the thing I did not expect was to get about 1000 visitors every month on my page form all over the world, THAT IS FUN!

I have been a little lazy blogging lately and for that I'm sorry - ill get better!
But as an excuse I have been busy living and that feels quite OK to.

I still go 100% on with the Krav Maga. Its really fun and I'm learning new techniques every training and getting to know my self better in different situations. Last training we got on the gloves and had a 1 vs 2 for a full 2 min. I know it does not sound much, but the time does not move as fast while training as it does while watching TV or other mindless things. Anyway, its really fun and it also is a good combiner to my weekend work as a doorman at some of the hottest nightclubs in Oslo / Norway.

In January I got my first patch in Krav Maga, the P1 (practitioner 1) it was a really hard challenge but I did good and passed. But ill make a blog post about that later. Great fun it was!

At the start of January I managed to hurt my shoulder. Never have I before felt so handicapped. All the things I can not do when the shoulder is not at its 100%. Even driving car was a challenge the first month.
Now in late March I'm still struggling with push ups. I hate not being able to give a 100%  while training and that have turned out to make me lazy and lost about 9pounds just the last months, that really sucks.

This month I have started doing something I have not done before - but i´m really eager learning more about!
I took on a new job and am now working as a Recruiter for sales jobs in Oslo. It is fun but challenging. I meet a lot of new people and do my best to find a match between the jobs we have and the people out there. But i must say, I have been surprised! REALLY, if your posting your resume on Internet and you get called up by someone that is willing to help you get a new job. We talk about what kind of jobs we can offer and book a meeting. Both parts agree and I put of a full hour for this, then suddenly a no show! really!?

That was a quick summary of what I have been doing lately. Ill post more regularly from now on again. Stay tuned and feel free to post a comment below. I want to hear what you think as well!

And if you have some good ideas on how to get better a recruiting please let me know, I want to be the best!

Summary: Krav Maga P1, new job in Recruiting, new friends, bad shoulder, will get better at blogging more again.

As always, I wish you a great day!