Fast Growth at and Happy Birthday Dave Mendoza

The last few days at central have been a lot of fun. Essentially it’s just me in my red office with a phone a computer and some nice art work on the walls.

This week 4 companies agreed to be a sponsor for a networking event that is putting on at the MGM February 28th. Dave Mendoza is helping me with it in a big way. What was really nice about it this time is that a couple of the sponsors contacted me about it.

I want to say thanks to HireVue, StandoutJobs, and George Vasu who runs a company called StaffingForce. George has been active on for a while now. It’s nice that a participating member of the community was so generous. We have room for one more sponsor.

The membership at essentially doubled in size within a week. It took about 9 months to hit a thousand members and then probably by the end of today, it will hit 2000 members. I’ve been having some great conversations with a lot of friends about how amazing it is. I know better than to think that it will continue at this pace but I figure it’s all good.

It’s amazing to see the viral nature of something like this. has a past and there are probably a few hundred people who know the story. It’s a good story and it’s a story that really promotes the sharing of knowledge and the desire to entertain online. is about entertainment and networking. It has to be that way. My recruiting widgets are coming. Then we can do some business.

It’s Dave Mendoza’s birthday today and I owe him big time for a lot of reasons. So happy birthday my friend. The thing about Dave and the viral nature of this week is that he is not the only one responsible for it’s growth. I was completely stunned to see the amount of people who were inviting people. That is the part that makes networks grow.

Last Friday I was thinking that may grow at 20 new members a week. There were over 800 new members this week. It happened because people invited other recruiters into the community. That's how it happens.

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Comment by Paul DeBettignies on February 8, 2008 at 10:35am
Happy Birthday Dave!!!
Comment by Steve Crothers on February 8, 2008 at 2:37pm
Congratulations on the growth of recruitingblogs! I've had a busy January and have been out of the loop for most of the month - it's great to see the explosive growth here in such a short period of time.
Comment by Jim Canto on February 8, 2008 at 2:51pm
Watching new members come in what like watching pop-corn pop. Sort of hit that critical temperature where they all start popping at nearly the same time. It was something to see. Congrats And.. happy birthday Dave.


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