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I 2nd the LOL ;)
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I shared this post on Twitter and LinkedIn - thanks for the offer! I believe that the root of most parental mollycoddling (great word!) is a subconscious attempt to protect their children from the real world - and the real world isn't kind to everyone, nor is it "fair." I struggle with this, like many parents I suppose, because on a certain emotional level it just doesn't feel right to expose children to the harshness of reality. However, I always have to remind myself that my children won't be equipped to actually deal with real life issues when they are older if they are always shielded from real life when they are children - both the good and the bad.
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Excellent and much needed sentiment Andy! I think the perspective of the job seeker/candidate is unfortunately one of the first things that is unconsciously thrown out the window when people get into recruiting, and the longer a person remains in the recruiting industry/function, the more clueless many become when it comes to understanding what it is like to be on the other side of the process and relationship. I wrote a similar article in August that looks at the "fantastic opportunity" approach of many recruiters, messaging, social recruiting, resumes, interviewing, pipelining, job posting and ad response, relationships, offers and more - all from the perspective of the candidate. I'd be curious to know your thoughts.
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