081126 Thanksgiving Recruiting Links (Nov 26, 2008)

On November 26, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day: "I am going to drive down US 59 and throw all of my bank statements out the window and HOPE that my identity gets stolen." – Recruiter in Texas Dear ClaudiaI hope you start to follow this delightful set of notes for recruiters. It’s professional advice for the lovelorn. It’s closer […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: Dear Ray Ozzie

On November 25, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Dear Ray Ozzie (November 25, 2008) Ray Ozzie is the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft. It’s a role and title directly passed down from Bill Gates. Ozzie is a software wonder-child. The current Wired magazine features a really solid article on Ozzie’s desire to restore entrepreneurial attitudes in the mammoth company. The article is by […]
 

081125 Recruiting Blog Links (Nov 25, 2008)

On November 25, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For the Day: Once you begin to believe your own resume, you will not be happy with your current job or salary. Recruitment Industry Economic BailoutI nominate David Perry for "Wickedest Sense of Humor In The Recruiting Industry". Reminds me of "I’m Changing My Name To Chrysler" (Here’s the video by Arlo Guthrie) Your […]
 

081124 Recruiting Market Links (Nov 24, 2008)

On November 24, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “When I think about what’s really going on in this “lost decade” it occurs to me that we are finally witnessing the impact of the end of the industrial era and the emergence of the information era. That’s not to say every “information stock” has done well. Intel and Microsoft have […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: The Project III

On November 21, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, Population, by John Sumser
Some Specifics (Nov 21, 2008) Here’s the light-bulb. By assessing your organization with Population Distribution Diagrams, you can see risks, opportunities and the consequences of organizational history. The tool creates a perspective that is unavailable with other means. A good PDD analysis contains a look at history (how did we get here?), and the current […]
 

081121 Recruiting Links (Nov 21, 2008)

On November 20, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: “Today’s trend is tomorrow’s folly” SearchWiki: Make Search Your Own From the official Google blog comes an approach to search that will eliminate the impact of SEO/SEM. In the long haul, building relationships will trump gaming the search engines. Be careful of the way you allocate your resources. Today’s trend is […]
 

081120 Recruiting Tech Links (Nov 20, 2008)

On November 20, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought for the Day: “Recruiting leads to winners and losers” – Steve Levy Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing Imagine it’s sometime during the early 1700s.  Printing presses are just becoming commonplace. Primitive versions of newspapers start to emerge. Here’s a sample headline: “New Teenage Fad, Reading, Not a Bad Thing”  Here’s the story […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams Redeux

On November 19, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
I asked my good friend, Heather Bussing, to try to restate the last article. I want to be sure that I am communicating the idea clearly. Having another person reframe the same thing is a really good way to make sure that the idea is being effectively delivered. Here is her version of yesterday’s article: […]
 

Population Distribution Diagrams: The Project II

On November 19, 2008, in All, JohnSumser.com, Population, Recruiting Strategy, by John Sumser
Population Distribution Diagrams: Definitions (Nov 19, 2008)Population Distributions Defined There’s a pretty length series of discussions about Population Distribution Diagrams (PDDs) in the archives. (There’s also a list of  links at the end of this piece). In a nutshell, PDDs are graphs that show how a group of people are distributed along the lines of […]
 

081119 Daily Links (Nov 19, 2008)

On November 18, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "We are in the middle of a data explosion that changes everything. It used to be cheap, now it’s plentiful." Microsoft Plans Free Software To Shield PCs "Free" has just begun. Maybe if MSFT acts like they own their problems for a change, their credibility will return. The Real Dan Lyons […]
 
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