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Why You Don’t Want To Hire Someone Who Reads The Newspaper

"Shanel Lienhop" (2019-10-15)

If you are looking for new employees and are only using newspapers to do so, then you are not getting the best and the brightest of today’s working world. If you’re like most people, this information is probably surprising to you, but it is important that you are aware of it so that you can take the steps to attract more qualified employees. When you post a job or help wanted ad in a newspaper, you are only reaching a very small audience - those individuals who subscribe to that particular newspaper. You might think the solution to this is to simply send your ad to several different newspapers. However, the problem is not really with how wide of an audience you are reaching but with the type of audience you are reaching. When you place an ad in the paper, you reach a very particular type of person - a type of person who is not ideal for today’s job market. This may sound unfair, but take just a moment to listen to and consider the reasoning behind this statement. Someone who is still reading the newspaper is, undoubtedly, not up to date on the latest happenings in the world. Sure, they might be well aware of things that are going on in the world, but they are not active participants in the world around them. This is evidenced by the fact that they are still opting to waste time, money, and paper by subscribing to a newspaper rather than simply going online, as most of the world is doing. This also can be a clue into certain other undesirable traits of the potential job seeker. While this is not true for every single person who reads the newspaper, it is a very likely possibility. What a person does, after all, says a lot about him or her.

Let me know by leaving a comment in the guestbook near the bottom of this page. James Dawson Smith III, H.L. Jim also shared the following history of their family business. In 1919 James Dawson Smith II and 2 partners established Blue Ridge Oil Co. on the square in downtown Pendleton. In prior years this had been the old Cherry Hotel lot and at one time where Cobb's Hotel had been located. A filling station was built and then in 1920 Smith II became the sole owner. A couple of years later, Smith II became the Distributor for the Standard Oil Co. of J.J. After several name changes Standard Oil of J.J. Exxon and the three Smith generations operated the Distributorship and Service Station continually for some 80 years. Each Smith (II, III, and IV) was proud to live in and be a part of Pendleton. They greatly enjoyed and appreciated their friends and customers over the many years.

This building now houses Avenue of Oaks Antiques and if you haven't been in there, I highly recommend it. It is a real treat. Do you remember a road in front of Farmers Hall? Jacky Manley told me that he knows the name of the road that used to run directly in front of the Farmers Hall but he won't tell me. Every time I see him he asked me if I have found the answer yet. Come on, Folks, help me out here! Does anyone remember the name of that road? I remember the road but haven't a clue about its name. Frances Barnette emailed me and said that Calvin remembered that the street was called "Short Street". Farmers Hall in the 1920s - notice the black trim - Do you remember when it looked like this? The Portman Shoals marker located at SC 24 and the Seneca River one mile north of I-85 commemorates the Portman Shoals Power Plant that is now submerged beneath the waters of Lake Hartwell.

When it began its transmission of electricity it was the longest high voltage electricity line in the country. South Carolina Postcards, Volume IX:: Anderson County (Postcard History)Very interesting postcards. This book is on sale at the Anderson County Museum. This is an original 25 cent script note owned by Jerry Sloan Jr. It was issued by Pendleton Manufacturing Co. as wages to be used at the Company Store for goods manufactured by them or for debts due them. It was signed by B.F. Sloan on Feb. 11, 1861. B.F. Sloan is Jerry Sloan Jr.'s Great Great Grandfather. LaFrance, was formerly know as Autun, home of The Pendleton Manufacturing Co., the state's oldest cotton mill still in operation. Ironically, I now live a stone's throw from Autun, where My Grandfather, Eugene N was born. My Great Granddad owned and operated the mill at Autun. Pendleton Oil Mill was begun on it's present site, where AJ and John B. already operated a steam cotton gin, in part to facilitate a steady supply of cotton to the mill at Autun. J.C.Sloan Sr. at a train wreck in Pendleton, SC. About 13 years of age.