Archive for February, 2008

Been out of Town

February 25, 2008

Hello all! I wanted to let everyone know I’ve been out of town and noticed I have a lot of linkedin invites pending. Please be patient and I will respond to each email and message soon.

Speaking of heading out of town…I will be at the HR Recruiting Roadshow in Las Vegas this Wednesday! Hope to see some of you there!

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A New Way to Look at Resumes

February 12, 2008

The web just keeps getting better and more interactive with us in technology. Here is a site I think is an extremely cool idea that can really take off for both professionals and companies looking to hire the right talent.Visualcv may replace the traditional way we all view resumes. With Visualcv you can create an online career portfolio/bio that can be really engaging with the recruiters or sourcers at companies screening for your talent and experience. Sometimes our resumes on paper don’t accurately reflect enough of us and who we are. With Visualcv you can create that online presence that may show a little more personality and passion of who you are and what you’ve accomplished or will. I think this is a great idea created by the founders Phillip Merrick and Clint Heiden.

I had the great fortune & opportunity to chat briefly a few times with Phillip Merrick this Friday before the launch on Monday. Phillip was the Chairman & CEO of Webmethods. He communicated to me that he saw a need and envisioned a site that really interacts and shows your resume off to prospective companies, utilizing the web versus a standard traditional resume which most/all recruiters view on a daily basis.

I could see this Visualcv being a particularly useful site to companies and recruiters alike because it could save time for really screening and seeing personality/accomplishments of an individual. From the high level management positions down to a customer service representative this site could save interview time and more. I believe this site can greatly help individuals, as well as companies, make the right cultural to hiring talent decisions.

Here is a quick look at my resume.

A tool I use to find people, zip codes, area codes and more

February 8, 2008

Here is a tool I love to use to help me find people, zip codes, area codes and more.

www.melissadata.com

Click on the LookUps.

This website quickly allows me to access lots of different information. In particular, I use this tool to sometimes help me find people, zip codes and area codes; along with some of it other amazing features. Go to the lookup tab to find all these features I’ve mentioned.

This is a free people search; free people finder to zip code or zip codes lookup (besides zipmath; which I also like sometimes). Just type in the name of a place for example under the zip/city/phone link and see the zip and area code(s).

Happy Friday and Wishing Everyone a Great Weekend!

Gun Hay Fat Choy! to all my Chinese friends/families I know!

-Dan