Archive | July, 2006

Send Me Your Resume…

31 July 2006

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The following is from an email I recently wrote to someone concerning the way people send their resumes to recruiters.  The bottom-line here is that recruiters hate spam as much as anybody else–and since it’s crucial to our job to instantly decipher "signal" from "noise", thousands of resumes (if not 100x that) are deleted by recruiters [...]

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Are Your Ears Burning?

28 July 2006

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If they are, someone may be talking about you. Jobster’s done some very cool stuff of-late, to which I give a respectful hat-tip.  Seriously, way to go.  Jason, your web-development chefs need to be given a month’s vacation in Fiji. Along with job-trends and a seriously-cool tagging system where a user can tag themself and others can [...]

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What is WASP?

28 July 2006

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I just learned about WASP(Sourceforge) when I stumbled across Jobby, a web2.0 jobsearch tool. I’ll be watching for this to show up locally as a tool: WASP is a powerful web application framework built on PHP 5. WASP strives to allow web developers to make great applications with more fun and less code, but in [...]

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Recruiting and the ‘Dual Coinidence of Wants’ problem

27 July 2006

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Jason Alba blogged today about the difference in a company’s speed-to-hire versus a job-seeker’s speed-to-be-hired When I explain this to people, I think back to Econ 101 when they explained the purpose of "Money" in that it prevents the problem of the Dual Coincidence of Wants (Wikipedia). Wikipedia: "The problem is caused by the improbability of [...]

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More workers feeling underpaid, survey finds

21 July 2006

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Watchout – In a super-hot economy like this, when enough people feel like they’re getting stuck by ‘the man’, they start sticking back. … in the form of leaving their jobs for new diggs and a fatter wallet. More workers feeling underpaid, survey finds CHICAGO – The average worker hasn’t seen a meaningful pay increase in [...]

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New All Jobs Search

20 July 2006

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Of course, I like to promote the jobs I am hiring for, but in the spirit of Web2.0, mashable content, and trying to exhibitlovecat-like tendencies (and because I think it’s cool that I can do this), I had created a long time ago a search tool to help job-seekers get in touch with any and [...]

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YOU, the difference

20 July 2006

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One of my co-workers is participating in a very worthy cause for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. You or your company cangive a tax-deductible donation tohelpout. Please review, and donate if you can! This year, I have the honor and pleasure of participating in MDA’s Telethon Executive Lock Up to help “Jerry’s Kids”. To reach my [...]

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When should you look for a job?

12 July 2006

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Nobody likes to think about managing their career until either their boss ticks them off, or they’re handed a pink-slip like it’s an ice-cream bar. Jason Alba gives good advice here about how to be ready for the (inevitable) job-hunt. So, if you aren’t looking for a job, or don’t need one, what should you be [...]

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July Geek Dinner Details

11 July 2006

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The July 2006 Geek Dinner is coming up fast! Get yourself RSVP’d NOW! From the DevUtah Blog: Details for the July 26th Geek Dinner are in. This time itll be at the Brick Oven Pizza in Provo (map). Dinner will start at 6:30, and Corporate Alliance will be providing networking tips to help us all [...]

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Transparency In Leadership

6 July 2006

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Thanks to Michael, I found this great post from mableandharry on why you should be transparent in your leadership: As a leader of a team it is important that people understand that you are human, and that you have objectives to meet. So be open…share your development needs, share your objectives…and give progress updates. Why? [...]

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