16 January 2012
The Muppets - Who is speaking for you?
Muppet- a person who defies explanation
with regard to common sense and logic, exuding an air of confidence
that is mutually exclusive to that of their accomplishments or
For those of you who adored the Muppets as a
child - or those of you who have been dragged kicking and screaming
by their children to see Hollywood's newest incarnation - The
Muppets are here to provide a timely lesson in public image.
Muppets have been given a bad rap of late - Securing their place
in pop culture as the brainless, free-wheeling characters who offer
little, other than temporary amusement. But is it
really Kermit's fault?
Waking up every morning to have a disgruntled actor place their
hand somewhere inappropriate, steal his power of speech and ability
to control his own limbs and move his mouth in time with diatribe
so inane its borderline criminal activity. The wolf taking full
advantage of its sheep's clothing and dragging his name through the
mud along the way.
Could Kermit turn his public image around by simply looking a
little more closely at the people he allows to speak for him?
There are some situations in human life where we find ourselves
not able to speak for ourselves and the recruitment process is
often one of these times. First introductions, lengthy/ complicated
negotiations, and nameless/ faceless application processes can
leave you feeling mute.
If you ask the right questions and pick the right recruitment
partner, you can amplify the power of your voice. (And maybe even
throw in a nice song and dance routine) If you don't ask the right
questions you may end up looking like, well, a Muppet.
Here are 5 important questions/tips to
ask of your recruiter, before sending your CV!
- Ask them to tell you where they are sending your resume
before sending it to everyone?
- Are they specialist/technical or generalist recruiters? Their
- Does everybody love them/are they reputable? Are there
testimonials to support this? Ask around.
- Do they demonstrate a committed to helping you? Do they
listen to your ideals?
- Do they have an expansive network? Really..........?
Know who has your CV, who is representing you, who they are
representing you to and what they are saying about you! Don't let
someone else's words and actions make you look like a Muppet.
Choose a recruitment partner you can trust. Don't deal with
Muppets or you risk looking like one!!
Give Stealth Recruitment a call and ask us the 5 Most Important