Recruiting Green Eggs and Ham

Don’t you hate it when your bluff gets called. I get a lot of inspiration for blog posts from my day to day life, especially with my kids. You’ll notice my posts are not the high brow statistical masterpieces, or comprehensive analysis of some new Recruitment tool. They are just my views. A while ago, I went through a series of posts, getting analogies from books I was reading with my children, posts like

Happy Feet: The success of Standing out

“Guess how much I love you?” – Gen Y v Gen X and Baby boomers.

Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack, forging that relationship!

The Very Cranky Bear – A child’s tale re Consulting and/or Customer Service

Be the Lucky Platypus

Of late, my kids have begun to enjoy the tempo and rhyming and tempo of Dr Seuss. I tweeted something the other day around Dr Seuss being my muse (or something along those lines) and I got called on it. The great Steve Levy called my bluff. “Roo”, he Tweeted.. “special project for you – a blog post modeled after Green Eggs and Ham”.

For those Gen Y’s who don’t own books and don’t know what I am talking about.. see the video below.

I thought about modeling with the posting in rhyme. But after thinking about it, I really don’t have the time.

So I had to think of the story and how it related to Recruiting… now that wasn’t too hard. Pestering a client into giving you a go.. and then surprising them with what you did.

This to me is more Social media reluctance within companies. A cheeky little so and so who knows everything trying to tell the older, wiser “person” what they should do. Naturally, the older, wiser, person resists without understanding what the offering is.

You must Tweet this from my blog
You must read this to my dog
You can send them to you phone
you can read them all alone
You must have a Facebook fan page
Everyone else does it’s all the rage.

I will not tweet this from your blog
I will not read this to my dog
I won’t send it to my phone
I wont read it all alone.
I don’t want a Facebook page
I don’t want it, get back in your cage.

etc etc etc

But like any good corporate recruiter, Sam keeps on keeping on, keeps pitching, persisting…. until the grumpy old “wiser” person submits to the nagging and has a go just to shut up this nagging little voice.

“I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.

Sam!
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.”

Oh… (thinking this is good, fun and informative. What a great way to market to the “masses” I’ll think about ROI later)

I can tweet it,
I can blog it,
I can link and search and flog it.

It’s not just for Gen Y
Baby Boomers are not shy.
All the choices I can see
Recruitment 2.o is for me.

I can get a message out
I can market all about
I can get a 1000 fans
Social media just rocks Sam.

I’m a Corporate Recruiter…

I AM SAM

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Posted on February 4, 2010, in childrens books, social media, steve levy. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I can't recruit
    just online
    I can't recruit
    using pithy rhyme

    I can't recruit
    with my LinkedIn status
    I can't recruit
    using e-apparatus

    I can't recruit
    with my Facebook page
    I can't recruit
    unless I engage

    I can't recruit
    with mindless Tweets
    I can't recruit
    Til my feet hit the street

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