Monster announced yesterday that it is laying off 15% of its workforce,
or roughly 800 people. The announcement followed the release of their
quarterly financials - Q2 earnings dropped 28% even though revenue was
up 20%. Looks like costs have gotten somewhat out of control. And no
wonder, considering the fact that Monster’s ability to keep visitors
coming to its site has become increasingly difficult and increasingly
costly. Perhaps they’ve gone too far in the… Continue
Added by TobyDayton on July 31, 2007 at 6:24pm —
so jeremy tagged me for this, the whole eight things you don't know bit, seems interesting since a lot of folks here may not know these assorted items...oh, but do pardon my salty language...but since all of you know how vulgar i am i suppose none of this will come as a surprise...
...and btw, not sure which eight to tag, so instead of gonna say same other 7 as jeremy's post (good list!) and perhaps add shally to that roster (was he on it?)
1) as a young child i… Continue
Added by daveinboston on July 31, 2007 at 3:55pm —
Today on Yahoo's homepage there is a link to an article by the Brazen Careerist, Penelope Trunk. For the most part, I can see her point of view on most subjects, however this article is just plain bizzaro world. I am a Gen X'er. I am 30 years old. I am the new regime. Her tips on the "new workplace etiquette" are going to get people fired.
For example, she recommends:…
Added by Ragan Kellams on July 31, 2007 at 1:28pm —
Oh Dear...I'm usually not one to follow up on these things, but my internet research colleague Amybeth Hale
deemed me a good candidate for this, so here goes:
1. Post these rules before you give you the facts. Continue
2. List 8 random facts about yourself.
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names (linking to them)
4. Leave them a comment…
Added by Suzy Tonini on July 31, 2007 at 11:23am —
During the month of May, in the United States, 3 out of 4 internet users streamed video.
comScore reports - In total, nearly 132 million Americans viewed online streaming video in May. Google Sites also…
Added by Chad Sowash on July 31, 2007 at 10:36am —
Never thought I'd see the day when I was being asked for thoughts and comments on video and resumes and companies in the context of a Sean Diddy article on Reuters.
It has become a very small world indeed. And to think my daughter didn't think I knew rap. Yo!Sean Diddy Article on Reuters
Added by Pete Altieri on July 31, 2007 at 9:39am —
Quote for the Day: Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
"Encourage people to ignore superiors and peers. Hire defiant outsiders. Rather than teaching newcomers about company history or procedure, have the newcomers teach the old-timers how to think and act. Encourage people to drive you crazy by doing what they think is right rather than what they are told. "
Robert Sutton, Weird Ideas… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 31, 2007 at 8:30am —
This post continues on from Part 1 and Part 2, with a focus on recruitment agencies setting up shop in Second Life (SL).
So far this year a trickling of well-known multi-national recruitment agencies (eg Semper… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on July 31, 2007 at 7:00am —
Thanks to Riveting Rosie
for calling out one of the worst web gaffs I’ve seen in a long time. First, the new logo for JobFinderUSA
is, as Rosie rightly points out, a total rip-off of LinkedIn
which by itself is an egregious flaw for any company. Secondly, I’m not
Added by TobyDayton on July 30, 2007 at 9:23pm —
Quote for the Day: Monday, July 30th, 2007
"If you sit down with the hiring manager, ask them about their business, take a look at the resumes of employees who were previously successful in the hiring manager’s organization, and then use specialized services to deliver passive candidates that can’t be found through posting on a job board, then you are selling value. You can charge a little more and be a little less efficient, because you offer something better… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 30, 2007 at 8:30pm —
According to the LA Times, companies in Second Life are working too hard and paying too much to reach too few visitors, compared to other traditional and more cost effective advertising mediums. End result, many companies are closing their doors in Second Life. The question is, will they return another day… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on July 30, 2007 at 3:43pm —
By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, A JobMachine Affilate Partner
Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn
I highly recommend taking an opportunity today to Connect directly with
Pascale Cognard on LinkedIn, simply… Continue
Added by Dave Mendoza on July 30, 2007 at 10:21am —
I have some exciting personal news to share today. Last week I accepted an offer from Dave Manaster to come join ERE and help build the Fordyce Letter.
This is an incredible opportunity for me. I really like the recruiting business and I really like it from a third party recruiter’s perspective. I started subscribing to the Fordyce Letter almost 10… Continue
Added by Slouch on July 30, 2007 at 12:14am —
Expanded Universe Short Story CompetitionThe Story.
Write a 250- to 1,000-word short story about something happening in the
expanded universe of Jericho (outside of Jericho) with original
characters. While Jericho
can be mentioned, please refrain from using
anything that may interfere with future plot lines. Your name and
address must be included on the… Continue
Added by sweat1951 on July 29, 2007 at 2:26pm —
You're invited to visit All Things scorpia. It's a great mix of sports, celeb news, society, politics, and much more. It's from my perspective, I report and then I rant!! So come check it out, you can even participate in daily polls and shop.
Added by latarsha dc on July 29, 2007 at 2:23pm —
It's easy to conform to the worlds many winding roads.
Wouldn't you rather be the path that has many intersections to decide what is good for you?
Don't let yourself become so off track that you lose yourself, is it worth it?
I think not, when planning is not an issue and goals aren't either then you're in trouble!
Remember to follow your path and make a left or a right from time to time, but never take that steep incline, becaue you'll be trying to get back on… Continue
Added by latarsha dc on July 29, 2007 at 2:15pm —
I just viewed the Google recruitment video and must say it looks like a brilliant place to work! (I posted it here on my page for you all to see).… Continue
Added by Jakolien Sok on July 29, 2007 at 9:17am —
Added by James Guske on July 28, 2007 at 3:43pm —
Added by roundpegs on July 28, 2007 at 10:21am —
In today’s market place where you may work remotely on a virtual team and your boss may be hundreds if not thousands of miles away people are struggling with just how to resign professionally. OK some aren’t, but they’re the ones who will type “I QUIT” on a piece of paper with a 72 font size and sign their name. So we won’t listen to them since we’re trying to not burn any bridges and we would prefer to have people say good things about us after we’re long gone.
Added by bill martineau on July 27, 2007 at 5:05pm —