On March 14, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser,, by John Sumser
The number of opportunities for direct communication with focused pools of talent (specialized job boards) grows at exponential rates. It’s reasonable to predict continued and consistent growth in this area. The ultimate number of job boards around the planet is likely to be in the hundreds of thousands.


On March 13, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, Personal Publishing, by John Sumser
Personal publishing hits the Recruiting Industry in a variety of ways. From the Recruiter’s perspective, there are nearly infinite options for reaching out to prospective candidates. From the candidate’s perspective, the array of options for declaring one’s availability and competencies is enormous. Blogs, communities, podcasts, video blogs, video interviews, video resumes, participative rating systems, networking […]


On March 12, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, Sourcing, by John Sumser
There are a number of converging elements that make up the current inflection point. They include The Redefinition of the Sourcing Function The Explosion in Information Sources (Blogs, Podcasts and VBlogs)) The Continued Growth of Job Boards, Niche Job Boards in Particular The Emergence of Regional Recruiting Phenomenon The Free Fall In The Pricing of […]


On March 11, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, John Sumser,, Personal Publishing, by John Sumser
If you read the Wikipedia definition of an inflection point, you may come away confused. An inflection point is “a point on a curve at which the curvature changes sign. The curve changes from being concave upwards (positive curvature) to concave downwards (negative curvature), or vice versa. If one imagines driving a vehicle along the […]