Social recruiting is great. But don’t forget to PICK UP THE PHONE.

Here’s me in 1999.

My first recruiting gig was with Aerotek in Seattle in 1999.  On my first day, I was handed a stack of about 200 paper applications that were not yet entered into our applicant tracking system.  These were the forms people were required to fill out in the era right before 1999, when online applications were not yet the norm.  I was tasked with calling these people, screening them, and entering their profile into the ATS.  When I got done with the first stack, I pulled another stack out and called those people, and so on. 

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