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August 10, 2009


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Do they have recommendations and referrals?

In almost any situation this seems to be key. Ask for referensces and then check those references. Make sure that the refereances are legitimate by following the same steps that were outlined above.

If a reference telephone number is a cell phone, it should be immediately subject to question. Any legitimate business is much easier to identify with a landline which can be searched for online.

Bill Boorman

This is spot on.I have also been concerned about those professing to be experts, gurus or Americas/UKs top or World Leading. It is for others to say about you rather than you to proclaim it about myself.
As a trainer and business consultant i find the emergence of the "gurus" is doing damage to the consulting industry. Too many people out for a quick buck. This does become transparent if you follow people for a while and notice there view changes as often as a politician. I'm also extremely suspicous of those that claim to have the "miracle" cure. This paticularly concerns me when they speak in a smoke and mirrors way and mystify there audience with complicated ideas which are really rehashes of what has been around for a long time. In recruitment there is no "magic" method. The concepts are very simple. My approach is to simplify and show that if i can understand it anyone can, along with a few good war stories from experience. Don't buy the gurus or Americas best. Look for people who keep the message very simple, presentations short, limmited use of jargon and buzz words and not self-professed leaders in their field.
Keep up the good work with your blog etc. I always look for your tweets.

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