March 2008 Blog Posts (214)

WirelessJobs Group on LinkedIn

Our recently created "Wireless Jobs" Group is growing faster than a major league baseball player on steroids.

I extend a formal invitation to all of you who are connected in some fashion to the wireless industry, or, heck, have a desire to work in the wireless industry!

Here's a link to the group invitation: Wireless Jobs Group,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on March 8, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

I am a managing partner of uBoast Inc. It is a new start-up which is taking off quite rapidly. is in the business of increasing video resume adoption. Although, there has been sites in the…

I am a managing partner of uBoast Inc. It is a new start-up which is taking off quite rapidly. is in the business of increasing video resume adoption. Although, there has been sites in the past that have risen to the occasion of hosting video resumes, uBoast had developed the ability attack the first step within the process in Creating the video resumes for job applicants.'s marketing has attracted partnerships with universities in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia… Continue

Added by Shy Pahlevani on March 7, 2008 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

The R-Word Says Hello Today

The big news of the day is the Labor Department’s report that employers slashed 63,000 jobs in February or, the most in 5 years.

This news coupled with the current housing crisis has many people fearing recession. What is up for debate is whether or not we are headed in that direction or already in one.

Regardless, we shouldn’t let the drive-by media machine dictate how we feel and/or think about the current state… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on March 7, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Old Question Keeps Coming Back

The video is 6 minutes and it's the typical question with the typical answer.

Added by Slouch on March 7, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Who Showed Up for the Dallas Networking Party???

...if only the snow and ice had cooperated!

Well, that just gives us an opportunity to schedule another one, eh, Jason? Don't invest that money in a share of Google stock just yet, dude. You'll need it for Dallas round II.

Big kudos to the one member who braved the elements to connect with his buddies - Brent Rogers!!!. Brent - great meeting you last night! Look forward to continuing our… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on March 7, 2008 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

And Audrey Was Her Name

The receptionist buzzed me and said, “Your 1 o’clock is here.”

I cleared my desk, minimized my screen, printed out her resume, checked to see if I had lipstick on my teeth, and got up to meet my candidate in the lobby.

A woman in a gray suit and pearls was seated demurely, reading an old issue of Fortune magazine. “Audrey? Hi, I’m Maya Walker. It's nice to meet you.” I greeted her warmly.

Audrey stood up and held out her hand. She was exceedingly… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on March 7, 2008 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Are newspapers back in the game?

It seems to have passed almost unnoticed but it looks like the newspapers are sneaking back in the recruitment advertising race. I know it sounds crazy, a print medium succeeding in the modern era, but facts are facts. [continue reading]

© Christopher…


Added by Julian Stopps on March 6, 2008 at 5:16pm — No Comments

The general opinion

Something I've learned since my time at VMware, which was not so apparent to me before: Most people despise recruiters.

Now definitely this claim is not aimed at anyone in the industry in particular, and it's almost understandable why we're so hated.

There are alot of headhunters out there who SPAM.

Now while most of us, myself included, would be incredibly flattered that someone went through all that trouble to find me and offer me a job opportunity because… Continue

Added by Yvonne Wong on March 6, 2008 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments Dallas Networking Party....UPDATE MARCH 6th!

While Dave Mendoza and Jason Davis sit comfortably on an airplane, headed toward Dallas, the sleet/snow mixture continues to blanket north Texas.

I'm sitting in a Starbucks by the airport waiting for the dynamic duo to land, and I can't help but many people will show tonight? Three?

That's what I'm thinkin'.

Jason, Dave, and… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on March 6, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Big Billers don’t run fool’s errands so why do you?

We all know that at every recruiting industry meeting there is either a round table discussion about how to become a “big biller” or a “big biller” giving the speak about what it takes to make the big bucks. Now while I’m certain there are a lot of little things that they do that make them successful, but in my twenty years in the business, far and away the most repeated comment at these meetings is about being choosy (i.e. good decision making, having business acumen, etc.) about your projects… Continue

Added by bill martineau on March 6, 2008 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

How a bad recruiter can ruin your deal.

I know, I know, before I get a million comments about being MIA, let me explain - I am busy damn it!

Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, I want to talk about a issue that is very close to my heart and should be close to all of yours - The Candidate Experience. I don't think I have to mention how crucial a positive candidate experience is in closing your deals. We've all had clients that screw up the interview process by rescheduling last minute, making the candidate pay… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on March 6, 2008 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

Politics, Namecalling & the Hiring Process

Too much namecalling happening in politics. It reminds me of a story I heard about two guys who found out they were being considered for the CEO position at a major company. They managed to get word to different factions on the decision making team and, in short, thoroughly trashed each other. Since both seemed honest, both were believed. And, as you might guess, someone else was hired.

What really gets to me is how political namecalling would never pass the HR sniff… Continue

Added by Dr. Janice Presser on March 6, 2008 at 1:41pm — No Comments

This could only happen in Japan!!

Something I came across today and posted on my own blog that I thought you would all find amusing.

A Japanese marketing firm - Hime and Co has started offering 'heartbreak leave' to its employees, allowing them to take paid time off to get over a distressing break-up with a partner!! If you are in your twenties, and you 'can only' take two… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 6, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Score A Goal, Hit A Homerun!

Just a quick comment today.

We’re always watching to see how candidates attempt to separate themselves from their competition in the marketplace.

In fact, we’ve documented a few of these attempts and promoted them as good advice for those of you conducting a job search.

Over the course of the past two days, I noticed something that I’ve never encountered before from a candidate and I thought it was worth mentioning.

Dare I call it a… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on March 6, 2008 at 12:39pm — No Comments


Tandel Systems has extensive experience developing real-time aerospace and defense systems. We have the project management skills and the systems engineering capability to work with our customers to deliver fully tested real-time hardware/software capability for defense, space and civil aviation systems. We also have extensive experience with flight test systems development, independent verification and validation, and legacy systems upgrades.

Added by Austin Dillon on March 6, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Social Media Recruiting Radio - Today @ 12 noon EST

Join Chris Russell from Jobs in Pods and Ben Yoskovitz of Standout Jobs will be discussing using social media to recruit. Call in to ask questions (347-945-5971) or listen at your desk.

Added by Chris Russell on March 6, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Meet Amy Richman, Sr. Director Corporate Staffing, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Part 1

By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.

(720) 733-2022

As a personal favor, please CLICK HERE to send Amy an invite on Linkedin. Insert her email:


Linkedin Profile

Connect with Amy

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented industry veteran. Many people with far less illustrious achievements would sit back and revel in their accomplishments but Amy continues… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on March 6, 2008 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Urgent Requirement


I am Alex from Primus Global Services. We have an immediate opening that appears to match your profile. If you are currently available for an assignment, please go through the following Job Description and reply me with two references from your previous project and also send me your updated profile.


Information Security

Location: Dallas, TX,


Sr. Systems Analyst the… Continue

Added by alex on March 6, 2008 at 10:13am — No Comments

A Woman's World?

Boldface in Cyberspace: It’s a Woman’s Domain

A DIFFERENT FACEBOOK Liz Smith, Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells and Joni Evans are four founders of, a new Web venture, which is scheduled to open for business on Saturday.

Going up against thriving well-established destinations like iVillage or More will be no small task. Wowowow’s chief appeal may… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 6, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recruiter + Video Camera + Grad Students = Scintillating Q&A

I had the honor of speaking with a few graduate students tonight at DBU, invited by Professor Candy Hinkle (my long-time friend and consummate HR Professional).

We talked a lot about recruiting (in a web2.0 world), and the top 10 actions hiring managers can take to impact their quality of hire and cycle time in recruiting.

Everything was going just fine until we decided to have a bit of… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on March 5, 2008 at 11:36pm — No Comments

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