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The "down" week.

I have one week in between my last position and my new one. One week to get my life in order - and everything neatly and nicely organized so that when I spring into action in my new role I'm stress and worry free. Yeah, right. I didn't think changing jobs would be stressful enough so we decided to sell our house at the same time... and of course, it sold right away. New employer, meet your new homeless executive.

Every few years I make a change like this, and every single time it is… Continue

Added by George LaRocque on September 3, 2008 at 12:10am — 1 Comment

Recruiting vs. Human Resources (Different DNA)

I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. I have been trying to think of the right way to say it without upsetting the majority of people that would be reading this. But the topic is about the differences between HR and Recruiting. I have been in recruiting for almost 10 years and I have had the opportunity to work with many great HR people. (Interesting side note: the more experienced the HR person is, the more they agree with the point I am about to make).

I have been… Continue

Added by Shea Putnam on September 2, 2008 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Hiring decisions: Tools vs. Talent

As hiring goes we all understand that trends come and go. Clients want more (or less) business knowledge this year compared to last, desire for specific technical skills wax and wane based on choices made at the highest levels of the organization & of course the dynamics of team fit & personality are always in the mix. However, what historically has been the most critical component to any interview were the core skills and abilities of candidates (depth and breadth of knowledge,… Continue

Added by bill martineau on September 2, 2008 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

Caviar Tastes on a Spam Budget or My Part in The Three Bears Fairy Tale

Have you ever had one of those search assignments where you almost felt as though you were an extra in The Three Bears fairy tale? That one's "too big", that one's "too small," and unfortunately, none of the candidates have been "just right". Why, you ask? WHY? My client is looking to buy top-of-the-line caviar with a Spam budget.

When receiving the job order, of course I look at the "written" job description, and then I proceed to ask the client what it's really going to take for… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on September 2, 2008 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Promotion Announcement - Jerry Albright joins Thought Leadership ranks

I'll be the fist to admit this: I have not always been a trend setter. For many years I was in fact what we call simply a "contributor". Always contributing to the teams I was a part of - whether it was my role in managing a group of senior recruiters, training the new hopeful staffers or doing my own thing when my client was counting on me - and me alone - for results. I've helped build multi-million dollar organizations as well as establishing my own firm with satisfied clients throughout the… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on September 2, 2008 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Chrome will be Gold for Networking...

Google says, Go!! The day has arrived where Google has announced what some of us have been -hoping- suspecting was on the horizon... It's move into the browser business. While I'm a fan of FireFox and am enjoying watching what AT&T will do with… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on September 2, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Big Picture

I recently had a candidate interview at a kick-ass agency. You would think she would be over the moon to be considered for this position. A nice raise, cool accounts, the prestige of her name on that business card. But, instead, she came away with a whole lot of questions.

I think sometimes hiring managers get very focused on this one candidate for this one job and they neglect to really give the big picture of what’s happening in the wider view of things. Are you pitching new… Continue

Added by Shannon on September 2, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Effective September 1, 2008 - New Office Policy

Dress Code:

1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.

2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.

3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.

4) If you dress just right, your are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a… Continue

Added by Arlene Hernandez on September 2, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

The Death of

Jason Davis joins Joel and I to discuss the rise and fall of, moreover the birth and fast popularity of

...Click here for the podcast...

Added by Chad Sowash on September 2, 2008 at 11:57am — No Comments

Cyber-Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Lead

Cyber-Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Lead

Tandel Systems & Aerodyne Industries is recruiting for a unique opportunity that blends Computer Network Defense, counter intelligence, and law enforcement disciplines.

As the Cyber-Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) expert the primary responsibility will be identifying weaknesses and ‘leakages’ of information across all disciplines, particularly in the cyber and/or wireless spectrums. This includes assessing… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on September 2, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments

Sharepoint Programmer/Analyst- Sharepoint Moss 2007

Sharepoint Programmer/Analyst- Sharepoint Moss 2007

SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), SharePoint 3.0, .NET, IT consulting, Global experience, Large scale implementations

SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, .NET, IT consulting, Architecture, Infrastructure

SharePoint Server 2007, Architects and fulltime consultants!

We will relocate the right candidates for this position!

Must be able to potentially travel… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on September 2, 2008 at 11:04am — No Comments

Mission Ops Lead (COTS)

Mission Ops Lead (COTS)

Tandel Systems & Aerodyne Industries has been helping our commercial, civil government and military customers depend on our technical Support to help them meet their communications, remote sensing and scientific missions. We also launch exciting new careers every day. Join us!

The Cots Mission Ops leads the Mission Operations effort for the COTS program. Responsible for cost/schedule/technical performance of the Flight Operations and Ground Operations… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on September 2, 2008 at 10:51am — No Comments

Who are we Kidding?

Job interviews are starting to look a lot alike. The same questions are being asked over and over again and they are getting the same responses.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

There is nothing wrong with these questions, as long as candidates are willing to give honest answers and recruiters are willing to listen. Otherwise, it can become pretty hard to distinguish the… Continue

Added by Ryan on September 1, 2008 at 12:33pm — No Comments

The History of Labor Day...

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, not only does it mark the end of the summer and the back-to-school blues, it’s a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. We celebrate a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City in accordance with the… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on August 31, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Calling All Tech Recruiters

I are introducing the world’s fastest growing tech community; ( for all your networking and recruitment needs.

We would like to invite you to search our candidate base of passive and active jobseekers and post your Tech open positions, all free of course on our new Community/ Career Site,

If you don't have any positions to ost please go to the… Continue

Added by Simone Yard on August 31, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Digging Into v1.17

Manners are everything.

Recently, I've been thinking about conversation and the best ways to have it online. I am hardly the world's greatest advocate for for reasoned discussion. I am particularly good at taking a strong position and working to defend it. I know, however, that my favorite approach is only useful in limited circumstances. More often, reasoned conversation is the way to effective communication.

It's really hard to do that online. The competitive struggle for…


Added by John Sumser on August 31, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bryan Burgmaier - Real Recruiter of Genius

On October 4th, 2007 at 8:11am in the morning, I created the Wireless Jobs Group on LinkedIn.

Eight days would pass before even one person thought it worthwhile enough to join. My thanks to you,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 30, 2008 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Watch The 'Tude, Dude

Last week, two boxes arrived for my children from Amazon. A dear friend of mine emailed me and told me she had sent them each a book. And she was wise enough to know that opening the box is part of the delight. So she sent two separate boxes. I brought them in from the front porch and they squealed with delight. My six year old son, the gentle Pleaser starts saying, “Oh, I hope it’s not clothes. I mean, if it is, that’s okay, but I hope it’s something really good. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s… Continue

Added by Shannon on August 30, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting events I'll be speaking at (fall 2008)

I'll be co-presenting with Shally Steckerl at Kennedy (Nov. 16-19) and ERE (Oct. 28-30), both in Florida. Gerry Crispin also has me lined up to join him on an ERE panel. Others TBA, but you can always get the latest at

Added by Glenn Gutmacher on August 29, 2008 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Looking for File Systems Developer for permanent poistion

File Systems Software Engineer

The candidate will be responsible for working on Data Domain’s core File System and Compression technology. Design and Develop systems software for Data Domain products.


• Maintain and enhance single and multi-node performance in the Data Domain file system

• Enhance namespace management and metadata operations

• Maintain and enhance compression features in the Data Domain proprietary file system

• Write… Continue

Added by Muralidhar Kasyapa on August 29, 2008 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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