Guy Who Has A Recruiting Blog Gets A Job

I have some exciting personal news to share today. Last week I accepted an offer from Dave Manaster to come join ERE and help build the Fordyce Letter.

This is an incredible opportunity for me. I really like the recruiting business and I really like it from a third party recruiter’s perspective. I started subscribing to the Fordyce Letter almost 10 years ago. It is a tremendous resource and I don’t feel silly saying that no Third Party Recruiter should be without a subscription. It’s true.

At a base level, when it comes to thinking about and relating to the business of being a third party recruiter, The Fordyce Letter is something you should be reading. Sounds like a shameless plug doesn’t it? Well I can tell you something, you just go ahead and ask anyone of the subscribers and let them tell you what they think.

Dave Manaster did something really smart about 36 weeks ago. He called Paul Hawkinson who is the publisher of the Fordyce Letter and worked out a deal that led to ERE’s acquisition of the Fordyce Letter. I remember being floored. I was blown away. It was one of those times where I had to leave the office and take a walk around the building.

For me now to be part of that team is really an honor. I talk to Dave almost every day and the guys at ERE who I have met are good people. Last week I spoke to Paul Hawkinson and though it was not the first time I had spoken to him, it was the first time I was feeling like I had electricity running through me. I think we are all going to get along.


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Comment by Paul DeBettignies on July 30, 2007 at 2:10am
Nice thing about being up late is I get the good news first.

Jason, congratulations!

You know how much I respect you and this is good for you and them.
Comment by David Manaster on July 30, 2007 at 9:19am
Welcome to ERE and The Fordyce Letter!
Comment by Scott Baxt on July 30, 2007 at 9:42am
What a great way to start out the week! I look forward to working with you - welcome!
Comment by David Hafernik on July 30, 2007 at 10:00am
Sounds like a great opportunity! I love the excitment of starting with a new organization. Look forward to hearing how things are going.

Comment by Ben Gotkin on July 30, 2007 at 11:12am
Outstanding news! Big time congratulations to you and ERE, it's a perfect fit! Hope to see you in DC this Fall.
Comment by Recruiting Animal on July 30, 2007 at 11:25am
JD what were you thinking when you were walking around the building? "Why didn't I do that?"
Comment by Slouch on July 30, 2007 at 11:33am
Thanks, I am excited about this. Ben, I agree that it is a great fit.

Animal - something like that.
Comment by Ben Gotkin on July 30, 2007 at 12:46pm
So, with this can we expect a renaming of The Fordyce Letter? How about:
- The Davis Daily
- The Jason Journal
- The Slouch Sentinel
Comment by Katie Tierney on July 30, 2007 at 1:39pm
Congratulations, Jason! Sounds like a great gig!
Comment by Russ Moon on July 30, 2007 at 1:45pm

I have an inscribed copy of Paul's "Placement Management" that I purchased in 2001 sitting next to my desk. Much of it still very relevant, great mix of people and ideas.

Can't wait to see the direction you will help catalyze them to take.


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