Fun Friday: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done for your business?

It’s Friday – so let’s have a little fun! Today’s challenge:

Tell us about the craziest thing you’ve done to either win new business or close a deal. This could include things that helped you get a candidate to an interview, get an offer to close, get in front of a new client, etc.

Here are a couple of examples:

Julia Stone – President, BizWerks: Julia once took a candidate to the dry cleaner and made him strip out of his wrinkled clothes to have them pressed before going to an interview.

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Paul DeBettignies – Managing Partner, Nerd Search, LLC: One of Paul’s candidates had a babysitter lined up to look after his three young children while he went on an interview. The babysitter no-call-no-showed, so Paul played babysitter while the candidate went on his interview. (as a plus, the candidate is going on a second interview)

Share your crazy story in the comments below. Who will have the most outrageous tale to tell?

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, and, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.


1 Comment on “Fun Friday: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done for your business?

  1. Back in the early 90’s, I had a candidate who had relocated to the DC area from California and was taking a large paycut because his wife had gotten a job here. He had recently earned his MBA and was firm that he wouldn’t accept anything below a 40K base. His offer came in at $39,500 so I wrote him a check for $100.

    Now, over a decade later, that $100 really paid off; he has hired more than 30 people from me in his career spanning several companies.

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