Dennis Smith's Blog – July 2008 Archive (8)

Talent Maze

I had the opportunity to meet with Jason Leonard last week. If you are in the recruiting industry and know Jason, you likely met him while he was a Director of Recruiting @ Citi, or, Director of Talent Acquisition at Mosaic. I've known and respected Jason for a number of years - had the priviledge of hearing him speak at the Kennedy… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 28, 2008 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

Look Good on TV

Source: Wired

If you sell a startup or hit it big with your blog, you'll likely end up on TV. The Daily Show's Samantha Bee offers this advice for would-be talking heads:

1. Try not to sweat through your Members Only jacket. If you're prone to perspiring under pressure, wear something that won't show… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 25, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Social Networking Moving Toward the Wireless Realm

Source: Information Week

Author: KC Jones

Technology, media, and telecommunications are poised for a significant transformation over the next 10 years because of a wireless social networking revolution, according to iSuppli.

An… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 25, 2008 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment


Anybody checked out Scour?

It's a new social search engine that employs the power of the top 3 search engine giants: Google, Yahoo and MSN. What's interesting is that you can gain points to redeem for Visa gift cards.

You get points by....searching. Hmmmmm. Seems to easy....I'm sure… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 18, 2008 at 8:18am — No Comments

"Wireless Jobs" Group on LinkedIn Hits 10,000 Member Mark

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I was told by LinkedIn that they are capping my "Wireless Jobs" Group at 10,000 members. Knowing that, it's pretty safe to assume that the group will be capped before the end of the day as it's only 2 members shy of 10k.

I've already sent an email petitioning the powers-that-be to extend the cap to 15k, but I've not… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 10, 2008 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

Hey, Genius!

I'm taking a 2 minute break from training (still @ Microsoft) and found this site: Hey, Genius!

The site is kinda cool. It's designed to reach Gen Y as a tool to inform them about the fun things going on at Microsoft. I really just think it look cool (the design reminds me of my… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 9, 2008 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

New Gig with Microsoft - in training this week

As noted in my last post, I just started my own company and I'm in training with Microsoft this week.

As a result, I've missed out on all kinds of wild logo fun! And, I'm going to miss another Talent Talk Cafe...sorry Susan!

I'll be back on track soon and look forward to… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 8, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments Goes Free Agent Nation

Tomorrow marks the celebration of Independence Day in the United States.

How appropriate.

It will also mark my first day as a self-employed business owner. I'm celebrating by reading Dan Pink's Free Agent… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 3, 2008 at 10:33pm — 8 Comments


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