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Daily Pointers

On April 10, 2008, in All,, by John Sumser
Start Making Sense The semantic web is a self generating stream of SEO Need online advertising statistics? emarketer What Will Provoke The Next Job Board Innovation? SearchMe! New search interfaces are coming Culling The Applicant Herd  Culling? Kennedy Info, The Recruiting Conference, And a Happy Slouch Anna Brekka navigates Kennedy into the stream

Great Job Posting

On April 9, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards,, Sourcing, by John Sumser
This short article gives a great example of a powerful job ad.

Daily Links

On April 9, 2008, in All, Daily Links,, by John Sumser
Where Talent Acquisition, General Patraeus, Sourcing, and “The Surge” Intersect . .  Josh LeTourneau helps distinguish between smart and luck Yahoo Emulates Peoplesoft A bigger and better train wreck? Next Generation Search Engine? Cluuz Gen Y Retention Strategies Vacation? No set amount. Work it out with your boss. Neal leaves Joel rehashes Zappe who probably […]


On April 6, 2008, in All, Daily Links,, by John Sumser
Visit I am moving soon. Six Degrees of Neal Bruce. Monster’s loss is the industry’s gain. LinkedIn snags Yahoo’s Top UI Designer. What will be left for Microsoft? Register for the Cleveland Recruiting Roadshow. It’s April 29th Women: They’re just like men, only cheaper (Thanks, Maureen)

Status Report .2

On April 6, 2008, in All,, Online Community, Social Software, by John Sumser
As I write, it’s beginning to look like Jobster will terminate my editorial responsibilities on Wednesday the 9th. It’s certainly their opion to change horses when and where they see fit. They’ve just done it awkwardly. For the vast majority of my time as the editor of, Jobster has ignored me. No resources and […]

Blue Chip

On April 4, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards,, by John Sumser
I’ve now received 15 referrals to a “premier talent website” called Blue Chip Expert. The idea is a multi-level-marketing spin on referrals. The operation appears to pander to consultants, Executive search people and hiring managers. Each of the notes I got inferred that I somehow knew the sender. One of the frustrating things about the […]

Inflection 8

The Generational Power Shift In The Industry (and In the Workplace) The day to day leadership of our industry (and most industries for that matter) rests in the hands of people in their forties. The greybeards look, well, a little old. Changes through merger, acquisition, failure and astonishing growth are the way that the new […]


The Rapid Multiplication of Social Software Tools and Environments So, now you can join an online social network whose membership is restricted to extremely narrow parameters. It’s so bad that the VCs are complaining. With no observable business model and limited barriers to entry, the proliferation of social software/networking sites is reaching a screaming peak. […]


On March 20, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis,, Video, by John Sumser
The Free Fall In The Pricing of Storage, Video and Still Images. Look around. Virtually every person you can see on American Streets carries a portable video device and a camera. As they learn to use the tools they already have, the landscape will shift. The changes will take five or ten years. They will […]


On March 18, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis,, Regionalization, by John Sumser
All cultures have subcultures. Many subcultures have their own subcultures. Subcultures can be nearly unrecognizable parts of the overall culture. If you do something at the top level, it needs to be adjusted as your targeting gets more precise. One of the reasons that Nationally based marketing has low response rates is that the buying […]
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