Urban Myth

On February 24, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
Urban Myths and Legends (Feb 24, 2009) Yesterday, I happily “retweeted” a message that, in itself, was a retweet. (Did you follow that? I forwarded a twitter message that had been forwarded to me.) The tweet (message) said “RT @jimholincheck RT @ThomasCrampton: HK co just laidoff with fire alarm. Those whose security badges worked to […]
 

Radical Transparency

On February 5, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, Online Community, by John Sumser
Radical Transparency at Bullhorn Live (Feb 05, 2009) I got back from the Bullhorn Live (User’s conference) late yesterday afternoon. Las Vegas remains the same. Bullhorn, however is really experimenting with some interesting things. Fresh from a $26 Million Venture Capital infusion, the company is out to develop a category killing scale and footprint. They […]
 

The Rise of the Recruiting Celebrities

On November 17, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
Idiot Savants (November 17, 2008) Today’s piece is a response to a deliciously funny article by my good friend Ami Givertz. In “Speaking In Tongues“, Ami compares charismatic snake charmers and healers with the current crop of celebrities in the Recruiting Industry. Josh Kahn makes similar points in his article “Caveat Lector“. Josh is at […]
 

Networking Works Better, Marty

On April 22, 2008, in All, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
In this article (Why Networking is Overrated), Marty Nemko advises job hunters to focus on creating a winning “application” rather than networking for a gig. “If you don’t have a great network and dislike schmoozing, you’ll land a job faster if you devote most of your job search time to writing top-of-the-pile applications for well-suited […]