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Hiring and Firing for Entrepreneurs

I'll be presenting on April 27 to the Founder Institute Singapore on "Hiring and Firing for Entrepreneurs". My draft slide deck is below; I would welcome feedback.Recruiting Hacks from David Teten [...continue reading]

Underleveraged talent pool: the unemployed and underemployed

Lately, I have been thinking about the unemployed and underemployed as a pool of talent. I'd argue they are one of the most undertapped economic segments.  Of the global working population, 6.3% is unemployed.  In the US, the long-term unemployed are better educated, older, and more [...continue reading]

Jobs for the autistic/creating a new business

I recently learned about an entrepreneur with a very clever business model: Thorkil Sonne, founder of Danish software testing company Specialisterne.  The 55-person firm's clients include CSC, Microsoft, and Oracle.Specialisterne claims to be the world's first company focused on leveraging [...continue reading]

Jibber Jobber

Jason Alba at JibberJobber added a JibberJobber profile to the Virtual Handshake social software company wiki. Barbara Safani writes,A successful job search campaign requires exceptional organizational and follow-up skills. Jibber Jobber provides an easy to use interface that takes the drudgery [...continue reading]

The Insider's Guide to Interviewing

Career Hub has just released their third free eBook, "The Insider's Guide to Interviewing", featuring articles from 14 top career experts. This book, along with two earlier books, The Insider's Guide to Resume Writing" and "The Insider's Guide to Job Search" can be downloaded at [...continue reading]

Compensation at Private Equity Firms and Investment Banks

Dealmaker Magazine has a useful survey of 2006 compensation at top private equity firms and investment banks. They've done their best to make it hard to replicate this data without sharing your own personal data with them. The page with this data in the printed magazine is written with [...continue reading]

What is your greatest weakness? 3 smart replies

Annie Fisher quotes Ben Dattner, who suggests:1. Focus the discussion on how you've improved over time.2. Talk about how the job you're applying for will help you stretch and build your skills.3. Describe a valuable piece of advice someone gave you, and how it has helped your career.more... [...continue reading]

Insider Guide to Resume Writing

Via Barbara Safani:Career Hub, a career advice blog I contribute to, recently launched their second free ebook, Insider's Guide to Resume Writing. The free download is http://careerhub.typepad.com/main/2007/01/resume_writing_.html [...continue reading]

Nine Tools for Researching Leads

"On the 9th Day of Xmas, Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters revealed to me: Nine Tools for Researching Leads." Whether you are looking for sales or job-hunting purposes, there are a vast number of services you can subscribe to for free that will bring information on worthwhile new companies [...continue reading]

Webinar: The Great Recruiting Discrimination Debate

(from my friends at Accolo) The Great Recruiting Discrimination Debate - Round 2.5 with sound You are invited to participate in our next Webinar Debate with the EEOC and OFCCP on December 5th from 10:30 am to noon Pacific Time. For more event details and to register, go to [...continue reading]

#1 fastest growing private company in San Francisco Bay Area

Congratulations to the team at Accolo, which was just named the #1 fastest growing private company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Accolo is the company that acquired Teten Recruiting. For more on their approach to recruiting, see "Use Online Networks to Find Your Star Employee". [...continue reading]

The many benefits of your star employees leaving the firm (?)

Via Wharton's newsletter:It's always been assumed that when employees leave their companies to join other ones that all their knowledge and experience leave with them.  But new research suggests that, at least in the high-tech field, firms can wind up gaining access to the knowledge being [...continue reading]

Master US Job Board Directory

AIRS has a master directory of job boards by geography and industry: http://www.airsdirectory.com/mc/directory_jobboards.guid?oemID=AIRS&siteLive=true [...continue reading]

Executive Recruiter Efficiency

Via Marc, I was led to a blog post by David Manaster on recruiter efficiency. He reports that "It would seem that (on average) the optimal workload for a recruiter is between 11 and 20 open positions. " I'd argue that the main reason for this phenomenon is that most recruiters are using [...continue reading]