Maureen Sharib's Blog – April 2008 Archive (12)

Jungle Jargon

By: Inc. Staff January, 2006

All business subcultures have their own way of talking, and recruiters are no different. Here's some slang from the frontlines of the talent wars.

Lift-out n. When an entire team of employees is recruited from a competitor at once: "Good news: We engineered a complete lift-out of ACME Corp.'s programmers."

On-boarding v.… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 25, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

MagicMethod Canadian Sponsor Needed!

I'm looking for someone in Toronto to host a full day seminar of the telephone names sourcing course "The Magic in the Method" this summer. What we'll need: a room that will seat 50 w/ a projector/sound system

I'll give away 3 free seats for the provision and oh, by the way, if anyone wants to sponsor lunch for us, I'll give them 2 seats too.

This arrangement has… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Join these LinkedIn sourcing groups!

SourcersGuild 1835 members – grows by 20 or so a day - be one of them!

MagicMethod 390 members – grows by a couple a day - be one of these too!


Chat LIVE with real time sourcers… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How To Find Construction People

There was a post over on the Yahoo group Sourcers Unleashed that asked:

"Can anyone share some proven methods of getting the names of individuals in construction companies? They are usually not typically found in googling etc, and they are usually not found at the office locations of the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why My Signature Is So Long

Many people ask me about business development techniques for sourcing. I tell them most BD techniques are pretty much the same - effective IF YOU USE THEM! This is one of the best ones you can employ - starting and cultivating discussions around subjects you know. This is one way to become recognized in our business and it's a good way to grow your business.

Don't… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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TODAY at noon est

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Call To… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 9, 2008 at 9:39am — No Comments

AmyBeth Hale needs your help!

Take a survey to help AmyBeth compile results related to research/sourcing for her presentation on how to use research effectively (we’re ALL interested in that, right?) in June at the Fordyce Forum in Las Vegas.

Results of this survey will be revealed at The Fordyce Forum in Las Vegas, June 4-6.

Go… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 7, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sourcing/Recruiting Domain Names for Sale

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music. ~Art Blakey
See all the domain names for sale here.

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 7, 2008 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Don't Miss Maureen Sharib in Cincinnati on June 24!

Maureen will be presenting a full day of her MagicMethod telephone names sourcing training at the Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association (GCHRA) on Tuesday, June 24 at the Baldwin Center near downtown Cincinnati.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Price: $225 GCHRA members Non-members $275.00

Location: Baldwin Center/655 Eden… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 7, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Sourcers Source

Does anyone have hardware/legally transferable software they'd like to contribute to other sourcers just starting out? If you do, volunteer it here! Recipients are responsible for cost of shipping. If anyone needs anything - post it over there (at link above). You never know - someone just might help!

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. ~… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 5, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Many Names? Updated 2008

I get asked quite often, “How many names do I need to order to make this telephone names sourcing thing work?” The answer is deceptively simple: “Usually 30-50 names will effect ONE IMMEDIATE HIRE. Usually,” I warn.

It’s a big “usually”. It depends on the veracity of the names sourced, of course; but it also depends on the skill level of the recruiter. I can only bring you the names – what you do with them is entirely up to you. In most fields, though, 30-50 names of the truly… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 4, 2008 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Go and Get 'Em!

Google Google Cutting 300 Jobs at DoubleClick

In the first sizable layoffs in its history, Google is cutting about 300 jobs from the American operations of DoubleClick, the advertising technology company that it acquired recently, according to a person with direct knowledge of Google’s plans.

The cuts represent about a quarter of DoubleClick’s… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 3, 2008 at 6:32am — No Comments


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