Monday, March 19, 2007
I recently posted this question on LinkedIn,
"The most important word in job search is..."
I received great responses from all over the world, and had a difficult time doling out the "best response" rating.
When it comes to recruiting, however, I'm a "relationship-kind-of-guy," so I had to side with Homula for the best answer: relationships.
Including Mike's answer, here's a few of the other answers I really liked:
Michael Homula (Bearing Fruit Consulting Group) - Relationships
Susie Wyshak (SuperViva Life Lists/SuperViva Blog)- LinkedIn
Dean Tracy (DeanTracyJobs.com) - Networking
Anthony Timmons (Cox Communications) - Persistence
Greg Saukulak (ExecuSearch) - Vision
Mark Scrimshire (EKIVE / WebServicesJournal) - Networking and Relationships
Amitabh Thard (Strategic America) - Strategy
David Mortimer (F10 Recruitment) - Honesty
Tom Vongbandith - Integrity
Rich Kolikof (Winthrop Research Group) - Preparation
Kristina Runyeon-Odeberg (Obigo) - Open-Minded
Bryan Burgmaier (T-Mobile USA) - Timing
Kieran Hawe (Vertrue, Inc / What's most important) Adaptability
Julie Martino (Project 1.27) - Search (yourself, goals, growth, opportunity, org's, contacts)
Jacob Bonenberger (Bristol-Myers Squibb) - Nepotism ;)
Peter Nguyen (Talentelle) - Free
Alfredo Ascanio (Universidad Simon Bolivar /Blog /Askain) - Expert!
Alex Dragomirescu (Enviroshake /ZoomInfo) Nerve!
Joe Slevin - Work!
Eduardo Marx Silva (Synthean) Imagination
Mike Schwinn - (Focus on Performance) - Resilient
Robert Mueller (Remote Technologies Group) - Friends
Jason Alba (JibberJobber.com) - Knowledge
Gautam Ghosh (The Imagence Partners) - The role
Mhirra Yung (TMP Worldwide) - Best!
Robert Etheridge (GetTheJob.com) - Caution
Thanks to all "LinkedIn Answers" participants!
Now, jobseekers, what is your "most important word" in job search?