Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Interview Bully?

Ever searching for inspiration on ways to improve the “interview process,” I got a good laugh today – straight from the front-page of the Dallas Morning News.


“Bullying by recruiter inspires Army review.”

You want me on that wall….You need me on that wall…and if you don’t show up for the interview, I’m issuing a warrant for your arrest!”

Honestly, I’m not making this up. Here it is, straight from the paper:

“The U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., announced a “stand-down” for May 20 to re-examine proper recruitment standards after reports of the incident by KHOU-TV in Houston sparked outrage and angry phone calls.

In the message, Staff Sgt. Thomas Kelt warned the young man that a warrant would be issued if he didn’t show up for an appointment at the recruiter’s shopping mall office. Sgt. Kelt later told Mr. Monarch that the statement was just a “marketing technique.””

I know my buddy Steve Levy would appreciate this, especially since we recently spent the better part of a week lauding the efforts of our military recruiting counterparts.

Suffice it to say that we won’t be adopting these marketing techniques any time soon at Samsung. However, we will continue our search for ways to improve the interview process that are within the boundaries of the legal system.

Just doing our part to make the Justice League proud.

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