Steve Levy's Blog – February 2015 Archive (6)

Brenda, Beverly, Heather, Natalie, Kathryn and Kelly

Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.

So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

Five (now Six) CEOs, et. al. - UPDATED 2/25

CEOs at these companies sent me connection requests today. Smelling a rat, I simply checked out the company's employee profiles on LinkedIn and discovered multiple CEOs on staff. Wow - that's some retained search bill!

Emailmarketingservices4u.com has 5 6 CEOs; click here to find out why.

Dear…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Drinking The Sand

From The American President:

People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.  ~Lewis Rothschild

Lewis, we’ve had presidents who…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Recruiting Disruption



There's a neat little discussion over on Quora about whether the recruiting profession is ripe for disruption. One of my favorite people - period - Glenn Gutmacher weighed in with a great comment about recruiting technology and you really should click over and read it.…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Dear Linkedin: Mayors, Perverts, and Douchebags

[this is the actual message I sent to LinkedIn when reporting this profile this morning]

More, more, more. Every day dear LinkedIn, come a new batch of fake profiles, fake profiles attached to “companies” (like GreyCampus). Why? Likely culling our private information and selling it to other marketers.

Your response? Crickets.

If you need…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

What Makes You A Great Recruiter? @levyrecruits

[Before or after you read this missive, be sure to read Derek Zeller's "You're Not Really A Recruiter"]

Can you articulate what makes you a recruiter, let alone a great one? Can you describe to your loved ones exactly what makes you a recruiter?

Great, you…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 9, 2015 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

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