Posts Tagged ‘recruiting’

Please join me at the Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow

October 15, 2008

The RecruitingRoadshow is coming to the bay area.  This is a FREE event to attend! I will be participating on the sourcing panel and would love the opportunity to network and meet you in person!

Here are the details:

Thursday, October 23, 2008
9:00am to 2:00pm
Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow
Adobe Systems – Park Conference Room
321 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95110

Register by visiting

The Recruiting Roadshow is a half day of networking and professional education for recruiters.

Learn more at
Registration begins at 8:00am. The event starts at 9:00am. Presentations are finished at 1:00pm. Lunch begins at 1pm.

The presentations begin with “Spiky and Flat: Why Local Recruiting is Critical in a Flat World”. John Sumser, Founder and CEO of the Recruiting Roadshow, describes critical changes in the Labor Market that offset the trend towards a flat world. The material is a logical follow-on to last year’s Multi-generational Recruiting presentation.

A panel of Silicon Valley’s greatest Sourcers will gather to discuss their best practices and trade secrets. Featuring Dan Harris, Chris Murdock and Mark Tortorici, the panel will field detailed questions and provide useful documentation.

Nicole St Martin makes her living using Search Engine Optimization techniques to fuel Recruiting initiatives. Her talk will cover the ins and outs of SEO for Recruiters.

The final piece of the puzzle is an offering from Don Ramer, CEO of Arbita. Don’s breathtaking presentation, Recruiting as if People Mattered has been the high point of the Roadshow over the past year.

We’d love to have you join us. Register by visiting:


Helping fellow researchers, sourcers, and recruiters

September 14, 2008

Hello All.  I hope everyone enjoyed their summer! I’ve been heads down busy working at NetApp as we’re actively growing and adding talent to our company.

Speaking of talent…Our economy has been challenging lately to a number of displaced researchers, sourcers, and recruiters being let go as companies scale back in recruiting and HR departments to balance and survive.

I have a solution to all the emails I’ve been getting! Well, truthfully from a great friend and one I highly admire for making this – none other than the magnificent Jim Stroud.

Jim has created a free resource for HR talent to find those hidden opportunities which may lead you to your dream job.  Click Below!

[Note: This blog is of my own personal opinion and may/may not be of reflective of the views of NetApp]

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.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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

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)

Ok, I know some of us in the past have used f*** 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!!!


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

How do bloggers make time to blog!? Especially on Mondays!

September 24, 2007

This question might be better asked to all the active bloggers out there? How are you making time to blog? Especially on Mondays when you get back into the office and your behind already?

Well, its evening now and I’m still here at work. Its quiet as everyone has already left…except for me (insert single guy and with no life theme here).

I notice I still need to make a number of changes to this SourcingTalent blog and hope you like them as I add more categories, features, and widgets.

I don’t want to spend too much time rambling my thoughts presently and really want to make this site a valuable resource for sourcers/researchers. That said, that will be my transition to introduce a website which I believe may help you in finding talent/people.

There are several other great tools (My 3 P’s and Z’s – Peopledata, Petrieve, Pipl, zabasearch, ziggs, and zoominfo. Don’t want to forget spock and/or wink also though! Will cover these other ones later) in finding/tracking down talent out on the web. I figured this web2.0 peoplesearch site isn’t mentioned as much, but it does have over 50 million bios (hmmm really?). What I noticed about this website though is that it also has some international bios (not that we are all searching international, but maybe more or sooner than some of us expect in say Eastern Europe, China, and India as some our companies look to have a cost saving global talent workforce). While I don’t see a whole lot of great profiles at this moment, this might become a really useful new site in the future. Check it out! (Hint: maybe try playing around with tags vs names!)

(I actually gave above a number of more useful people search engines to find/identify talent – my hope is that you may find a couple of them you like and integrate those into your toolbox for sourcing!)

Until next time, All the BEST!