My inner school girl started firing on all cylinders when Blogging 101 requested that I make this blog’s about page “Irresistible”. After dutifully referencing the About Page 101 and About Page 201 tips, I’m submitting this assignment late and anticipating a B+.
Click on Are You an Early Bird? to see the outcome or imagine that you clicked and then keep reading…
After publishing 74 posts in almost five years, and “freshening up” in 2012, it is time for a change. This is more like going to the make-up counter at Boston Store than getting plastic surgery, but it is a makeover nonetheless. Miss Early Bird finally entered the 21st century: This site will look pretty on your iPhone or iPad now. The new theme features a right-hand side bar for quick access to the most recent or top read posts. Do you long for yesteryear? You can dig into the archives for any month or year to find some oldies but goodies (like this one). After exploring and deciding that you’d like more MEB in your life, you can sign up for instant email updates when a post is published or follow on WordPress. Credit is due to WordPress’ Blogging 101 course for encouraging me to “try on” different themes to see what fits. More posts to come, happy reading!
In my dreams and on this blog, it appears as though all I do is work three hours a week, walk my dog, hang out with my nephew, take care of the house and watch reality television.
In reality, I have a full-time job at a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company called Pinstripe. I provide technical support for and hold training sessions with recruiters throughout the world to hire over a thousand people per year. When I’m not helping a recruiter, I’m devising a plan to accelerate our social media strategy or pulling reports from the applicant tracking system. My new title is Global Staffing Coordinator, but if you ask for the Queen of the Recruitment Process you’ll reach my desk as well.
At Pinstripe, we’re always hiring. We have a contest to win an iPad2 to celebrate social media day (today!). We encourage our employees to showcase their recruitment talents by posting on the Pinstripe blog, Recruitalicious. I started sharing my wisdom (or lack thereof) on the Recruitalicious blog in January 2010. For the next few weeks, you’ll see some of these old school posts right here on Miss Early Bird. Pinstripe is migrating all the blog content to another site, so my precious posts will be lost forever unless I re-post them here.
Get ready for stories about engaging with candidates in the social media space, some professional blunders and my stint of being slightly obsessed with Twitter.
Yes, blogoversary is actually a word. I’m fairly certain that I’m using it in the proper context.
On January 6th, 2010, my first blog post was published on Recruitalicious. That’s when my love affair with writing and imagined stardom began… Since launching Miss Early Bird in April, I’ve managed to write (at least) one post per month for the last year. Although I promised to focus on “careers and social media” I trended towards the “thought-provoking” (I hope) and embarrassingly personal. By fall, I was so addicted to seeing my name in print that I submitted a post to Women of HR.
Over the weekend, I held a round table discussion with myself and my ego regarding what transpired last week. Let’s review the chain of events: