Archive for November, 2007

Sourcing out in the Public & Wednesday is a great day for Phone Sourcing

November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! While some of us will be shopping for some online bargains, going out and meeting (or racing) other shoppers to the black Friday deals/bargains can be fun. While waiting in lines don’t be afraid to say hello and meet others. Also for some sourcers/recruiters in the retail vertical its a great way to see and meet a number of retail associates/management as they almost have the whole staff working.

While this isn’t really internet sourcing/recruiting, here is a site if your curious about seeing the advertisements before they come out. http://bfads.net

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Dan

Wednesday is a great day for phone sourcers…chat it up, listen to vm/send those emails and more!

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Check out this website – Jim Stroud

November 20, 2007

Good Tuesday Morning!

Jim Stroud http://jimstroud.com has put up some free resume sites that I sent him. Go over and check out his website! He runs a very entertaining yet informative blog. There is plethora of information he provides in his sourcing tools to his recruiters lounge podcasts. His comics will bring smiles to many researchers and recruiters as they may relate to some of situations we encounter in our daily work.

Thanks Jim! Your blog is an outstanding resource that other researchers and recruiters can check out to take their game to higher levels. I can’t recommend him enough! If you haven’t visited his site before, take action now and visit http://jimstroud.com

To All my readers – Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings!!

-Dan

P.S. I may be in a couple recruiters lounge podcasts l believe like Live at the Sourcecon 2007 part II.

Company Intelligence (Part 2 of 2)

November 4, 2007

Alright, here are some of my bookmarked sites I use to find out rumors and ramblings within companies:

(in no particular order)

http://www.wurkpal.com

http://overhear.us

http://www.jobvent.com

http://criticat.com

http://valleywag.com

http://www.socialmoth.com

http://www.bossbitching.com

http://www.anonymousemployee.com

http://www.internalmemos.com

Ok, I know some of us in the past have used f***edcompany.com before and we all saw stuff going on and enjoyed reading about some of the going-ons and potential happenings, but that site went away so I’ve been using some of the above to find out more when I’m researching into companies. Also to note, I believe the job boards can be a great way to find out more by checking sites like indeed, jobster, simplyhired. Knowing whats going on in their market or knowing about their company culture to what they are trying to hire can give you the competitive advantage when reaching out/recruiting/doing ci. A couple other tools to wrap up this company intelligence post is to use google alerts and google trends as these tools can be very, very helpful also.

Until next time…All The Best!!!

-Dan

Personal Disclaimer: These expressed views/opinions/comments are of my own and not of VeriSign.