I will admit that one of my own pet peeves is hiring a glass half-empty employee, as I believe there is a direct correlation to their performance when compared to another employee who sees things from a more positive point of view. I tend to be an optimistic person and that’s how I approach life—so I automatically have a negative opinion about those that pause, mull things over to uncover any possible risks overlooked by those (like me) that always sell sunshine.
It's so harsh for me to utter those two demoralizing words. But I just did. I am wired to never (ever never) quit and I taught my kids the WHY of never giving up, often quoting the famous mantra from Sir Winston Churchill. "Never, never, never give up". The big decision I finally made was based on how this daily activity impacted me personally and how I noticed it impacted my family, friends, employees and everyone around me.
When you and your team have interviewed IT candidates to fill one of your critical openings, it’s fair to give the recruiter and/or the candidate some feedback as to how well they did and a status on the timeline for you to make a hiring decision. It’s equally as fair to have them send you a thank you note regarding how much they enjoyed meeting you and your team, and why they think they are the best and most qualified candidate available for the role you are trying to fill. I get that.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".