In the past decade, China has invested upward of $1 trillion, mostly earnings from manufacturing exports, into American government bonds and government-backed mortgage debt. That has lowered interest rates and helped fuel a historic consumption binge and housing bubble in the United States.
China, some economists say, lulled American consumers, and their leaders, into… Continue
The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.
Four blue pills. Viagra.
"Take one of these. You'll love it," the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.
The enticement worked. The officer, who described the encounter, returned four days…Continue
I love my Slouch hat but with people making fun of it, I'm becoming a bit gun shy about wearing it in public. In the past, JD and I have talked about mugs and bumper stickers and these might work well but I know there is something out there to really tug on the purse strings of RBC members and hopefully serve as seed money for the community's philanthropic efforts for 2009.
Working in the online recruitment industry, I’m often amazed with the variety of ways job site owners charge the users of their service. My company produces software packages for building job board sites, and we configure these different charging plans for our clients. The first thing that I noticed is that there was no standard business model that job site owner choose. Everyone is trying to use unique model, and it… Continue
Added by Rodion on December 25, 2008 at 2:17am —
WESTPORT, Connecticut (December 24, 2008) What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is Marshall Goldsmith’s amazing book on how successful people become more successful. It is a great read for executives who have been fired or for those who are successful in many ways but cannot move to the next level of performance.
Below are 5 things that make me a smart recruiter:
5. Know your role as a recruiter. Our role is to work for the client and as an advocate for the candidate. This means that if someone isn't right for your client no matter how much you like them doesn't matter. Helping people, especially in times like these, is a nice thought though we are not social workers. When we do find who we feel is the right candidate however it is up to us to be an advocate for them and convince the client… Continue
Recruiting is far more than closing a job order that fills someone's ego and wallet; it is more than getting that hiring manager off your back. Recruiters are in a unique space that should enable them to experience and mold their services based upon the political, economic, social and technological issues, challenges, products and services of the day. Should because so many still recruit to fill an order and neglect the lower iceberg of factors impact their craft.
The Healthcare & Medical Industry - A Safe Career Route
With all the gloom around the current state of the economy and endless reports of unemployment rising month after month, it’s hard to stay optimistic. For those of you who are making career decisions or even transitions, we would like to provide career information on a positive note or what we like to call it Market Metrix. An industry which easily provides hope and is holding strong throughout these tough… Continue
DC area recruiters, please note the following: If you are qualified, available, interested; planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have an interest, please post your credentials here. If you are a recruiter serving the IT space in and around DC, than post your openings here. Primarily, we have DC area positions listed, but the recruiters on this list have extensive contacts nationally. The FREE list is used to post open positions (encouraging referrals) and to post available… Continue
A while back I had what is always great conversation with Don Ramer. I enjoy seeing him at shows and we always have fun at night. Last time I saw him he said something interesting to me. At one point he puts his arm around me and says something like do you know the thing about bacon and eggs? I said I like to eat it but I am not sure if that's what you're talking about. He said the chicken made a donation but the pig made a commitment. I think about that all… Continue
This has been around a long time but these are THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies you have ever eaten!
"Neimann Marcus” Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups butter (1 lb.)
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
5 cups blended oatmeal**
24 oz. chocolate chips
8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
3 cups chopped nuts (½… Continue
Ok, since Slouch reminded everybody that he'd be pulling the winner's name out of a hat, I'm officially pulling myself out of the running. Yes, I was fortunate enough to win a trip to Jamaica (thank you Jason - thank you Broadlook!) for the… Continue
Who says Santa Claus doesn't exist?
The military personnel charged with being the eyes in the sky are certainly acting like he does — and they've been joined on the Internet by millions of believers.
Even doubters have reason to pause when they hear the North American Aerospace Defense Command — or NORAD, which monitors air and space threats against the U.S. and Canada — is in charge of the annual Christmas mission to keep children… Continue