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Recruit but can NOT call clients or develop new business?? (business model question)
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Started Oct 20, 2008

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Why a company chooses CONTRACT resource vs. PERMANENT employee?

I guess this is more of a question that I hope to get responses to...rather than a blog post.
I'm looking to compile various reasons a hiring manager or company would prefer to hire a contractor vs. a permanent employee.

Reasons OTHER than budgets and money. I understand the financial benefits...but lets talk about the OTHER reasons out there that managers hire contract resources for long-term positions.

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Social Forums - Recruiting (How To)

Last week I went through a rash of bashing related to Recruiters' over-use of the Social Networks like LinkedIn, Ning, Facebook, etc... This week I'm going in a different direction. I am going to recommend and discuss some effective alternatives to big board recruiting that you may or may not have been utilizing yet, but that I find to be very helpful.

The topic for today is...FORUMS!!! (social forums)

Let me preface this by saying I am absolutely not (in NO way)… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

LinkedIn, Twitter, Social Networking - RECRUITING is SPAM

There is a situation brewing in the world of Social Networks and Recruiting today that I believe is becoming a real problem. I've been in the Recruiting Business about 8 years. I know...I know...I'm not the "seasoned veteran" like some of you 20+ years veterans, but I think I've cut my teeth pretty well and have a good feeling for what is happening in the industry.

I've heard all the rage about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ning, etc... and I've heard people for YEARS telling… Continue

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

10/1/08 - Current Openings in Houston for IT Professionals

I have several new openings to share with the Recruiting Blogs team.


Oracle Apps Developer - MUST have Oracle eBusiness Apps Development experience
Oracle Reports Developer - MUST have Oracle eBusiness Reports Development experience
Oracle Apps DBA
IT Sales/Pre-sales Eng - must be G&G person
Geoscience Support - again...must have Geophysical/Geoscience background
SAP FICO Functional
LAMP Programmer/Analyst

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 4:30pm

2/6/08 - openings in Houston (perm and contract)

This is a list of my current "hot jobs" open here in the Houston area as of February 6th, 2008. Feel free to contact me directly about these to discuss more in detail.

Kent Sims - Recruiting Supervisor



Technical Writer with Oil Drilling experience (3 months, possibly longer)

.NET / C# Developer (open ended - long term/perm conversion possible)



Posted on February 6, 2008 at 9:51am

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At 10:23am on January 8, 2013, Christopher Ceraso said…

I am interested in technology recruitment split with you.  I can be reached at or 412-364-1875 - Google video/voice chat at

Thank you! 


At 3:45pm on August 19, 2010, Lisa Nabors said…
You are absolutely right...the problem I have been facing here is that the pool of Supply Chain candidates is very small. I have heard it called the beauty shop of Oil and Gas. It is so small in fact that if something happens with a contractor at one of my client’s sites, the next day I will have about 5 phone calls from contractors working with other clients asking me what happened. Can we say gossip? lol
Anyway...I don' think I said this right on the posting...but after the internal database (and yes…always, always the first place I look) has been exhausted, referral sources have been exhausted, and LinkedIn/boards….where to next?? I want to learn…how on earth did they do this before boards? Before databases and online resources? How do I call into a company and find the right person? The true “old school” way. I want to make more calls and find people that aren’t on the boards. Most people in this industry follow their co-workers and managers and get jobs though word of mouth and connections. I would love to find out how to reach these people …the ones who are not on the boards, not on LinkedIn and are never actively on the market.
At 2:13pm on December 10, 2008, Faisal Javed said…
Hey Kent,

Thanks for accepting my invite... :)

At 4:34pm on October 1, 2008, Tirtis said…
thank you kent for commenting on my blog.
At 10:43am on February 6, 2008, Dennis Smith said…
Hey Kent!

Glad to have you as part of our growing community, and nice to see another Texan here!

Welcome -

Dennis Smith
Director, Talent Strategy
WorldLink, Inc.


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