Bert Shimabukuro
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Maisha Cannon commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 'Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment'
"Bert, Good blog, I just checked out his video. Really interesting how social media has become a sort of therapeutic center of sorts. I hope it all works out for him. Linda - I love your advice about going into hibernation, and putting some time and…"
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"@Linda...I wholeheartedly agree. When I was an outplacement consultant, I had a guy in some of my seminars who was soo negative, they had to pull him from the "regular" program and refer him for special counseling. He was holding on so…"
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Bert Shimabukuro commented on Raj Sheth's blog post '5 Reasons You Can’t Recruit Candidates'
"I've found different social media outlets are effective for different jobs.  On Facebook I've never recruited a .Net developer but I've gotten a lot of pharm techs.   I have to disagree with #4. With hard to fill positions,…"
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Bert Shimabukuro commented on Julie Salerno's blog post 'What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?'
"I liked the polo shirt and dress pants recommendation for casual companies. I previously worked in a startup where everyone, including the CEO wore jeans and t-shirts. Even wearing a sports coat may have created distance and would have given the…"
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 'Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment'
"I too have been laid off and it does suck, especially when the economy is in sucky shape. It's a sad situation for Jerry and the rest of those affected, but you're right, Bert, there are far more productive activities he could be doing…"
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 'Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment'
"Well-said, all. It is for such reasons I advocate employees to "unlease their 'Inner CEOs'": Grab all the money, benies, power, swag, training, contacts, etc. you can while you're there, and then get the hell outta Redmond…"
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Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 'Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment'
"When someone loses their job, I encourage them to NOT reach out to ANYONE yet.  Take the time to grieve, get your 'story' together and reach out strategically.  The worst thing you can do is call your best and most immediate…"
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Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.This is what I think he should have…See More
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"It’s tough to be laid off, absolutely. But to your point 5 – it’s so true you are not ready for the next gig if you are still harping on and on about your former employer. As a past hiring manager that in itself has been reason for…"
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Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.This is what I think he should have…See More
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Name
Bert Shimabukuro
Job Title
Recruiter/HR Manager
Company
FTX Technologies LLC
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Healthcare, Services, Technology, Other
How many employees in your company?
>50
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http://www.ftxtechnologies.com
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Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:30am 6 Comments

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.

This is…

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Do People Use LinkedIn to Creep on Attractive Women?

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

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LinkedIn "People Also Viewed"

Most of us use LinkedIn to network professionally, but a colleague recently told me people were using it to check women out.  Try looking at my LinkedIn profile, www.linkedin.com/in/bertshima.  Look on the right side under “People Also Viewed” and you’ll see a diverse…

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For Your Unemployed Friends & Colleagues - 10 Tips on Finding a New Job in Ten Weeks

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Sometimes it is better to hear employment advice from someone you don't know. Share this link with your unemployed friends and colleagues. 10 Tips on Finding a New Job.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/search.html?content_type=article&q=10+weeks+job&search=Search…



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Thanking Those Who Help Candidates...Presenting Foster Williams

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 10:23pm 2 Comments

Have you ever seen a resume so bad or a candidate doing something so foolish that you wanted to blurt out something that had more obscene than non-obscene words?  Of course you have, but if you took the time to provide feedback on every bad resume or poor interview, no work would get done.  While most of us don't have the time to do this, I wanted to publicly recognize someone who does.  His name is Foster Williams. Foster actively assists…

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