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"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

21 Ways to Get Attention

1. Speak softly.

2. Show up early.

3. Think several steps ahead.

4. Refrain from frequent praise.

5. Don't tell others everything about yourself.

6. Don't complain.

7. Defend an underdog or a maverick.

8. Use few words.

9. Speak last.

10. Speak slowly.

11. Be reliable.

12. Avoid fads.

13. Be creative.

14. Emphasize ethics.

15. Avoid vulgarity.

16. Go out of your way to be thoughtful.

17. Remember names.

18.… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 30, 2008 at 5:28pm — 7 Comments

Interview: John Carney, CEO, Affinity Mobile

If you have an interest in the mobile community, I just posted an interview I had last Friday with

John Carney, former Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at T-Mobile, and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Mobile, a global provider of mobile financial services.

John Carney is… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 30, 2008 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Congrats...El Dave, Jason, and the Recruiting Community!

I made a video to congratulate El Dave and Jason on what will most certainly make our community even greater and stronger.

However, you've got to view the video on You-Tube so you can see the annotations I added (it's just too boring otherwise).

Congrats, to Dave, and my unlikely mentor...Slouch.

Check out the video, HERE.

Or, click on… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 28, 2008 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

How Are You Making it EASY for Customers to Complain?

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Added by Dennis Smith on June 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Contract Recruiters (2): Verizon Business (Ashburn, VA)

Verizon Business

Location: Ashburn, VA

Please e-mail

On the subject line please reference contract

Seeking TWO Sr. Contract Recruiters to work out of our Ashburn , VA office with some flexibility to work from home.

Seeking a Full Life Cycle Recruiter and a Sr. Sourcer (Hunter) Both positions… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Exit 4 Great Jobs (like this one...)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Global client seeks candidates with product marketing / management experience for North American CDMA market.

Track the 3GPP2 standard development and product evolution roadmap, and actively contribute inputs to product development. Analyze industry and technology trend, market dynamics,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

CDMA / LTE Sr. Manager, Marketing (Handsets) - Walnut Creek, CA

Added by Dennis Smith on June 17, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

Congrats, Libby...You're My All-Star Too!

Every now and then I stray, unashamedly, from the work-related stuff. Tonight is one of those occasions. Just had to give some love to my 2nd oldest daughter, who helped lead her softball team to first place in their division. And, she was voted to represent her team in the All-Star Game this weekend.

Yep, I'm a proud Dad. And even if she didn't smash the ball farther than anybody in the league...and, even if she didn't have the best glove in the league...I'd still shower her with… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 17, 2008 at 12:11am — No Comments

The Best Father's Day Ever...oh really?!

I'm not sure who came up with this idea of "Father's Day," but since I'm the proud Father of Five, I obviously think it's a brilliant idea.

And, yes, I was treated like a King yesterday. Much thanks to the beautiful Kat for reminding me that being a Father is worth the investment of my time.

We ended the day by loading up the Suburban and hauling the family out to a movie (Kung Fu… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 16, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

The Word of Mouth Manual ... free

It's not often that somebody is smart enough to offer their book for free. At least one that's worth reading.

Find one worth reading via Seth's Blog, here.

Added by Dennis Smith on June 16, 2008 at 11:42am — No Comments

Advice from Harvey's Dad

Harvey Mackay's one of my favorite business speakers and authors. So I wanted to share this article I received today because I think it applies directly to recruiters and our work-life.

Advice from my Dad for Father's Day

Author: Harvey Mackay

There's an English proverb that goes: "One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters."

Fathers can teach their children many… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 12, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Fordyce Forum 2008 - "The Working Man"

The Fordyce Forum in Vegas was awesome (thanks Slouch and Rayanne!).

Here's a 2 minute video to give you an idea of who was there, and what was doing behind the scenes.

First person to email Dennis Smith with the name of the band singing in the background, wins something of Slouch's choosing.

To All the Working Men and Women on… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 7, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Headed to Airport for Fordyce Forum 2008

Added by Dennis Smith on June 5, 2008 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

10 Career Lessons from Country Music

Source: Tech Republic - Jody Gilbert, Sr. Editor

Author: Calvin Sun

I guess my Oklahoma roots are showing because I loved this TechRepublic post by Calvin Sun. Not bad for a guy who probably doesn't have a single Country CD in his collection.

Take a load off and… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 3, 2008 at 5:32pm — No Comments

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

It's an easy question for a Kindergarten student?

Not so easy for adults.

Added by Dennis Smith on June 2, 2008 at 1:48pm — 6 Comments

Not Going to The Fordyce Forum Next Week?

Too bad.

Connecting with the likes of these folks could change your career.

Big time.

The Fordyce Forum 2008.

It's not too late.

Added by Dennis Smith on May 30, 2008 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments


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