Dennis Smith's Blog – August 2008 Archive (7)

Bryan Burgmaier - Real Recruiter of Genius

On October 4th, 2007 at 8:11am in the morning, I created the Wireless Jobs Group on LinkedIn.

Eight days would pass before even one person thought it worthwhile enough to join. My thanks to you,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 30, 2008 at 4:23pm — No Comments

7 People to Avoid Like Hell in the Office

I'm a sucker for a good, fun post, and Ali Hale (Brazen Careerist) knows how to deliver.

Here's Ali's top choice on the list of people to avoid in the office:


Yep, every office has the resident DQ. You know, the one that turns every mishap into a major catastrophe.

Avoid. Like the plague. Run Bambi run.… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 28, 2008 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Seven Commuter-Friendly Companies

If the high cost of driving to work has you beaten down, consider what these seven companies are doing to make life more commuter-friendly:

1) Principal Financial

The Des Moines, Iowa-based financial services firm underwrites a deal with the local public transit authority that allows its 8,000 employees to ride local buses for free, simply by flashing their company ID's.

2) F5… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 15, 2008 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

2 Minutes on Social Media and Recruiting

I had the pleasure of sharing a table with Bill Vick yesterday morning over a cup of coffee. It's funny....Bill flatters all of us by inviting us to be interviewed for a spot on on,when, actually, he knows more about recruiting than most of us will forget in our life-time.

It's a rare find - a big-billing recruiter who is as kind and considerate as he is humble (our industry… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 8, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

LinkedIn: 50 Group Membership Limit set for August 14th!

fyi - if you've failed to read all of your recent emails from LinkedIn, you might want to pay attention to this.

On August, 14th, LinkedIn will begin enforcing a limit to the number of user-created groups any LinkedIn member may be part of at one time. They are setting that limit at membership in 50 (fifty) user-created groups.

If you have membership in more than 50 Groups (as most recruiters do), you will need to take the initiative to reduce your number of groups to 50… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 4, 2008 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

Made anybody's day lately?

I got an email today that "made my day."

Yeah, I know, it's not all about me, but I really dig it when somebody takes the time to send a nice email, note, thank you card, whatev. It shows there's still a few good souls out there in the world who perceive the value of:

- passing on a kind word

- encouraging a stranger in their endeavors

- appreciating the efforts of others and taking action to tell them.

I got one of those today. Jeremiah Reyes took 2… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 1, 2008 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Love is the Killer App

I'm in the middle of reading a book by Tim Sanders called, Love is the Killer App (how to win business and influence friends).

It's been out since 2002 - I actually picked it up at Half Price Books (which tells you a little about my personality). But here's the best part, it's autographed by Sanders on the front page… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on August 1, 2008 at 11:02am — No Comments


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