Measuring What We Missed

On April 15, 2008, in All, Employment Branding, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
You gotta understand. SEO/SEM is a set of techniques that raise your ranking on a search engine. Whether that nets you more traffic and whether that traffic produces the results you want are separate questions. Whether or not the traffic that you may or may not get is the most cost effective way to reach […]

080414 Daily Links

On April 14, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
Twitter, Job Boards and See your Tweetcloud (Thanks Peter…the popup stuff makes your work hard to read) Twitter in Plain English Courtesy of Dennis Smith targets Craiglist and job ads Job Board Analysis from Eric Shannon Craigslist – Spam/Scam Haven Geinzer weighs in Talent Technology is putting on a webinar through

Speed of Technology

On April 14, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
Much of what is passed off as Recruiting Innovation is really an adaptation to changes in the rest of the world. The debates about whether or not this or that communications platform (video, twitter, Faceboiok,, myspace, skype) is going to be a necessary component of our work get pretty silly. We are in the […]

Daily Links 080411

On April 11, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
Windows is ‘collapsing,’ Gartner analysts warn Heavy hitters try to tell MS what everyone else knows The Social Press Release: Multimedia, Two-Way, Direct to the Public a 21st Century press release construction kit Are Networking Buddies, Friends? Animal continues his synthetic journey. The Recruiting Tipping Point Lou found something chilling at ERE and it wasn’t […]

Status Report .3

On April 11, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, Online Community, by John Sumser
It’s time to get back to business. Today, I launched a regular happening on Called Digging Into, the idea is to showcase the things that make the community the vibrant place that it is. Here’s the introductory article.

Daily Pointers

On April 10, 2008, in All, John Sumser,, 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, John Sumser,, 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, John Sumser,, 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, John Sumser,, 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, John Sumser,, 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 […]