Is the Fourth Time a Charm?

Just over two months ago, I promised that the Fourth Time’s a Charm and that I would actually complete the WAC group fitness instructor program this time around.

I’m proud to report that I prepared for, showed up, and stayed awake for seven out of the eight classes.  When I was rear-ended on my way to the third class, I cursed the Pilates gods who seemed to have a vendetta against me. Never mind the $1,000 of damage to my precious 2005 Honda Accord, the bigger tragedy was that I missed class while I waited for the police.

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Full-Time Work Too

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.

Career Maintenance

Over the weekend, I vacuumed two flights of stairs, cleaned the bathrooms and washed the kitchen floor. I also sat down with my copy of Home Maintenance for Dummies and tried to figure out why my toilet sweats more than a marathon runner. Suggestions would still be appreciated.

As I completed my checklist, I wondered if anyone has ever applied the idea of home maintenance to their career. There are certain tasks that need to be completed in order to maintain the current value of your home. If you neglect these tasks, your home will decline in value and you will not see a return on investment.

Examples of career maintenance include the following:

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