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63 Questions: Be part of Obama's Team

"They must include any e-mail that might embarrass the president-elect, along with any blog posts and links to their Facebook pages."

If you really love Barack, why not be part of his team?

Added by Steve Levy on November 13, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Becoming a Master Sourcer(er)

It is an interesting role, being a sourcer and supporting multiple recruiters. These folks are good at what they do, so when you have a recruiter stuck in a race to get that talent to the hiring manager, there may be a good sourcer behind that magic. So, how to become one of the best sourcer(ers), a worker of magic?

1. Learn the job backwards and forwards. I study my JD as best I can. I want to know the role, live it, breathe it. I see the essentialness of this every day.

2.… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 13, 2008 at 2:39am — 1 Comment

JobsInSocialMedia is now mine, all Mine! bwahahahaha!

Sorry about the title - I've always wanted to be an evil genius, but I seem to be missing both the evil and the genius part.

Chris Russell built the JobsinSocialMedia social network for social media folks, and with my focus in the industry, it made sense to reach out and snag it.

Who says that flipping domains is a thing of the past?

Added by Jim Durbin on November 12, 2008 at 7:25pm — 5 Comments

Senior Architect : Cranston, RI

Hi !

I am looking to fill this role.

Role: Senior Architect

Location: Cranston, RI

End Date; 3 + months

Deliverables: criteria/results by which success can be measured:

Skills: IBI and Data Migrator

We are looking for a senior architect experienced in IBI Data Migrator.

Plus: SQL and PL/SQL skills and analytical skills. WebFocus and IWAY skills required.

Technical Knowledge:

§ PL/SQL, Data Mapping

§ People… Continue

Added by Parmila on November 12, 2008 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Thoughts on the Recession and Jobs

I keep reading and hearing about the doom and gloom of this economy, and that jobs are being lost faster than they are being created, (and the world is falling apart, well....). At Cool Works, we are paying close attention to the world around us and have our own concerns, but I thought I would add some bright spots of working in the seasonal world for those willing to think outside the box. And yes, I am considered to be a glass half-full sort of person.

1. Employers are still… Continue

Added by Kari Quaas on November 12, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Talking - the best kind of sourcing

Today I want to post about "talking" as a sourcing tool. Recruiters often tell me that they have searched every paid resume board, all the freebies, LinkedIn, the ATS, etc. and they just can't find anyone that fits the spec. That is when I typically recommend that they try a low tech tool - the telephone! If you have checked every site in your arsenal and can't find anyone - maybe there is a true shortage or maybe there is something wrong with the way you are searching or the pitch you are… Continue

Added by Cathy McCullough on November 12, 2008 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Too Aggressive Job Seeker?

Is it possible to be too aggressive in the search for a job? I say NO, in some cases I am sure it’s happened however more commonly job seekers tend to send a resume or fill out an application and then wait and then, well ….wait some more. To those job seekers I say….get out there and make it happen! If it’s a job you want and think you are the ideal candidate follow up and make sure you are don’t become just another applicant in a pile of applications.

Just yesterday I was… Continue

Added by Amy Hoster on November 12, 2008 at 3:50pm — 10 Comments

Chasing your tail?

As more and more people are hunting for jobs a lot of their interview experiences feel a lot like they are chasing their own tails. Unfortunately working with the wrong recruiter can do this to you and may cost you your next job.

In the mindset of the unemployed there is no job that they can’t do, but unfortunately there are lots of jobs for which our clients won’t hire them. However, if you’re working with a highly skilled recruiter they can tell you quickly if your skills are even… Continue

Added by bill martineau on November 12, 2008 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How Talented Women Thrive

McKinsey Quarterly

Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive

Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A. Craske,

A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.

Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons.

This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Monster and Dice!!!!

When I was really young, my Mommy and Daddy told me that there is no such thing as a Monster and playing with Dice looked like gambling to them. And look at me now, I am grown up and I have my own personal Monster and Dice. I play with them everyday. But think of this, what if Mom-Dad were correct? What if I want to follow their advice? Where will I find people from, apart from these Social Networks?

Added by Kunal on November 12, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

How influence patterns are impacted by social media

Insightful study (it's a PDF file) of social media is impacting influence patterns. Significant connections to managing internal and external talent relationships...

From the report:

The Society for New Communications Research set out to conduct an examination of how influence patterns are changing and how communications professionals are addressing… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 12, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mini nuclear reactors on sale!

When I read this, I question where will all the radioactive material go once the ten years are up?

Small and Nuclear

Say the words “nuclear reactor” and you probably imagine a vast complex with cooling towers, radiation symbols plastered everywhere, and Homer Simpson asleep at the controls. That’s not what John Deal has in mind. Deal, the CEO of year-old New Mexico startup Hyperion, has licensed technology from the labs at Los Alamos that lets him build safe, small… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Secrets of their success "Managing Talent"

What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.

By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?

In his provocative new book,… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fortune Magazine Top most profitable Industries

Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits

1 Pipelines 80.9

2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1

3 Packaging, Containers 49.8

4 Engineering, Construction 46.1

5 Airlines 33.8

6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4

7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9

8 Entertainment 25.6

9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7

10 Household and Personal Products 20.3

11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3

12 Aerospace and Defense… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Fortune Magazine Top Industries

Industry Rank Growth in Revenue

1 Real Estate 29.9

2 Engineering, Construction 19.7

3 Securities 18.7

4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5

5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4

6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6

7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5

8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8

9 Metals 12.5

10 Financial Data Services 11.9

11 Commercial Banks 11.9

12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5

13 Telecommunications 10.6

14… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Fortune Magazine Top 500 companies

And the winners are...
See the full list of America's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact

1. Wal-Mart Stores
6. General Electric
2. Exxon Mobil
7. Ford Motor
3. Chevron
8. Citigroup
4. General Motors
9. Bank of America
5. ConocoPhillips
10. AT&T

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Six Leaps of Innovation

Six Leaps of Innovation
Lots of change out there. New Web widgets, new biotech, new eco-friendly dirt bikes that can jump over your head. Here's a rundown of what and whom to keep an eye on in 2008. Photographs by Michael Lewis for Fortune.
By Michael V. Copeland

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:59am — No Comments

Overseas outsourcing heats up again

As sales drop and business owners look for ways to cut their overhead, sending jobs to cheaper locations is an option back on the table.

By Emily Maltby

November 11, 2008: 6:02 AM ET

( -- Two years ago, when the economy was booming, Tessa Luu's furniture showroom in Los Angeles was running smoothly. But Luu was tired of the rising electric bills, salaries, benefits and rent that ate her profits. So she undertook a radical move to cut all the… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

50 Most Powerful Women

By Jessica Shambora and Beth Kowitt

50 Most Powerful Women

Talk about drama! Our 11th annual list is dominated by firsts (first woman to run a major U.S. oil company), superlatives (youngest honoree ever) and notable departures (Citi's Sallie Krawcheck steps down as the most watched woman on Wall Street).

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:46am — No Comments

Congress sets stage for solar boom

Environment + Technology

By Todd Woody

After months of failed attempts in Congress to extend crucial renewable energy tax credits, the end-game came with lightning speed Friday afternoon: The House of Representatives passed the green incentives attached to the financial bailout package approved by the Senate Wednesday night and President Bush promptly signed the legislation into law.

There were goodies for wind, geothermal and alternative fuels, but the big… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:43am — No Comments

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