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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Are You a 'Luddite'?

Driving home last night I was listening to 1010 CFRB - news talk radio and the presenter used the word 'Luddite' when referring to a persons vision of today and the future.  This got me thinking about something I had encountered earlier in the day when talking with a 'young' engineer and his pursuance of a new role - he resistance to trying something new in his approach to his future career.

Are You a Luddite?

So who were the 'Luddities'? - They were a social movement in 19th-century England and were artisans who protested mechanization (modernization) and were against the changes occurring in industry [Industrial Revolution].

Sound Familiar? !!

With today's market place ever changing at a pace previously unseen, whether you are a Job Seeker, Career Transition-er, Recruiter or Hiring Manager - don't take the 'Luddite' view of the world - embrace and engage.