Archive for June, 2008

A Free Favorite Resume board

June 19, 2008

One of my favorites & is a free resume board is turning into a pay subscription model. So you may want to consider using this site while you can. On July 9th, 2008 you will no longer be able to use Gadball for free.

Here’s a hint for other researchers, sourcers & recruiters! You may see some of my other favorite free resume sites (at least 15+ more other free resume boards) I shared with Jim Stroud in the past by visiting his website and searching for my collection of links.

[Quick additional note: While some of the websites I shared with Jim are now defunct, there are still more than a few good ones on that list that may help you in your research/sourcing/recruiting efforts today!]


A Live Learning event with Dr John Sullivan

June 10, 2008

I’m co-secretary of the HRCA and just wanted to let you all know of what we at HRCA think will be another great LIVE learning event this Thursday at McAfee at 7pm. We have Dr John Sullivan (usually he is featured on the front page of ERE) headlining that night.

I don’t mean to spam or totally self-promote HRCA, but these events are always filled with food, fun, and networking. I encourage everyone to continue learning, improving, and network at events such as this. I would love to greet and meet other HR professionals. See you there!

Another BIG Northern California HR Event for 2008 Hosted by HRCA at
McAfee at their Sunnyvale, CA facility. We will be having the
distinguished Dr. John Sullivan present his views on “Winning the
War for Talent”. Then we have Lisa Brusack, Sr. Trainer from AIRS,
presenting on “Good to Great: How to transform your recruiters”.

There will be an Open Bar along with Free Food and a networking hour
starting at 6:00pm sponsored by Jigsaw. Additionally, Jigsaws Craig
Brown will be showcasing “Smarter Sourcing with Jigsaw”.

This is the Bay Area HR event to attend!

The cost is $50 for non-members of HRCA. (If available, any
remaining) Tickets will be $75 at the door, so Pre-Register now as
seating is limited. Want to attend this program for FREE? If so,
it’s FREE to HRCA members so please contact me about becoming a

To register for the event go to:

http://hrca. eventbrite. com/


Thursday, June 12th 2008 starting by 6:00pm with an Open
Bar/Drinks/Wine/ Beer and Food sponsored by Jigsaw. Presentations to
start at 7:00pm with the event ending by 9:30pm.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Open Bar & Free Hordouvers (Sponsored by Jigsaw)
7:00pm – 7:15pm HRCA Updates and Craig Brown “Smarter Sourcing with
7:15pm – 8:15pm Dr. John Sullivan – “Winning The War For Talent”
8:15pm – 8:30pm Break
8:30pm – 9:30pm Lisa Brusack – Good To Great: How To Transform Your



535 Oakmead Parkway

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Jigsaw is one of my Favorite Tools

June 4, 2008

One of my favorite tools is giving away free company data! You heard that right – Free! Today on June 4th Jigsaw is declaring their Data Independence Day. Its an open data initiative that now company data is FREE and accessible to all. I think the founding fathers of Jigsaw – Jim Fowler and Garth Moulton are doing it right.

Per their words: Now you can download millions of company records – all for free! Every record, includes an address, industry, revenue, and number of employees. Say Goodbye to the old companies that charge you for this data – the data dinosaurs – and experience the next revolution in data.

I encourage other researchers and sourcers to check out jigsaw (if you haven’t already)!