Tag: Hiring

Using interns or consultants for sourcing. Or, the blind leading the blinder

A new trend has emerged in that start ups and very small companies are using intermediaries like interns or consultants to make recommendations for pattern makers, technical designers, production etc. I understand that an owner may be using an intermediary to save themselves time or because they don’t feel qualified to assess candidates -but it is likewise a mistake to presume an intern or consultant is qualified to do it.…

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The Importance of Follow-Up

The fact that I even feel this strongly compelled to write a post on the importance of follow-up makes me irritable. Once upon a time, I thought follow-up was a given; I’m no longer so naïve. Excuse me if this starts to sound like a rant, but I find it so absurd that this key component is so lacking in people’s professional standards of behavior I almost hit the roof Friday.…

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