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Added by Dennis Smith on December 23, 2008 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

In Search of Next Recruiting Gig

Open to contract (short-term, long-term, whatev!) or full-time. Check out my VisualCV and let's talk: dennis@wirelessjobs.com / 972.200.3531.

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Added by Dennis Smith on December 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How To Sell Anything to Anybody ...(or not)

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Added by Dennis Smith on December 4, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

The Single Most Important Marketing Decision You Make: Where You Work

Godin knows a thing or two about marketing and people. Here's his take:



"The single most important marketing decision most people make is also the one we spend precious little time on: where you work."



What's your accepted:rejected ratio? Godin thinks most of us have ratios completely out of whack.



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Added by Dennis Smith on October 24, 2008 at 9:44am — No Comments

Ready to See Slouch Bust a Move?

Me too.



It happens every time you say the word, "RecruitFest."



But you'll have to get your lil' self to RecruitFest to catch this kind of action in person.



Shake it down, shake it down now.



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Added by Dennis Smith on September 17, 2008 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Mobile Phone: The Key to the Teen's Social Life



Below is the complete article posted today on TMCnet by Jyothi Shanbhag focused on the influence of the mobile phone on today's teens.
It's a terrific illustration of why companies must change their recruiting strategies to…
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Added by Dennis Smith on September 15, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

TechCrunch50 Winner Announced: Yammer Takes Top Prize

TechCrunch50 gives top prize this year to....Yammer.

If you dig checking out the latest web 2.0 techie companies trying to make it big, you should check out TechCrunch50 and review the top finalist.



Yammer's got an interesting spin - TechCrunch calls it, Twitter with a business model.



See… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on September 11, 2008 at 9:48am — No Comments

Can you get a job by advertising on Facebook?



Interesting post by Lindsey Pollack titled,



"Can You Get a Job by Advertising Yourself on Facebook?"



I dig the marketing aspect of this so, of course, I think…
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Added by Dennis Smith on September 4, 2008 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Recruiting Roadshow - Frisco, TX (Sept. 25th)

I'm looking forward to connecting with recruiters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Sept. 25th, as John Sumser brings the Recruiting Roadshow back to Texas!



Here's a link to the event - register quickly as seating is limited!



There's a great line-up of speakers, and John's willing to feed you breakfast and lunch just to get you to the event.



You won't be disappointed - email… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on September 4, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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:



Numero Uno: THE DRAMA QUEEN (DQ)



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 XtremeRecruiting.tv,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

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

Scour

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

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