Brown Bag Recruiter: Trip Report

On April 21, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, Video, by John Sumser
 You might have noticed a little gap in our daily flow. Ft. Lauderdale was calling, so we went to see Ami Givertz (here’s a bigger picture) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. From California, it takes a day to get there and a day to get back. He premiered his new endeavor, The Brown Bag Recruiter, […]

080416 Daily Links

On April 16, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
Beyond the Resume? Intelligent Design for Mere Mortals Keep your eye on Valerie Gonyea Recruiting Using Craigslist Nicole St. Martin is on the job Talent Management Software is inward facing Google: March Paid-Click Growth Awful (Again) Watch Thursday’s Earnings Report The charmed life of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Who your competitors are and what they’re doing […]

No Animal, No Slouch

On April 16, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
It probably started in a bar. You can imagine the shy but persistent Michael Kelleman asking his hardworking and insightful friend Jason Davis, “What would be the least likely thing that people could call us?” Jason said, “I’d laugh my tail (okay, he didn’t say “tail”) off if people called you an Animal. You are […]

080415 Daily Links

On April 15, 2008, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser,, Personal Publishing, by John Sumser
A Bigger Message David Kippen points out the hard work in developing a distinctive employment brand Global SEO Strategies You’ll be tempted to think that Nicole St. Martin doesn’t agree with today’s article on SEO Employment Branding How To Animal continues to whittle the complex into the simple. He is simply amazing Pro or parasite? […]

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