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Tiffany Fallon Was Fired Because She’s Millenial

4 January 2008

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The Donald made a big mistake last night firing Tiffany Fallon and not Omarosa (links to video), but I don’t blame him. Everybody’s doing it. [NOTE: I really have no idea if Tiffany Fallon, the first Celebrity Apprentice contestant to be fired (last night) by The Donald officially fits in the age category of “Millenials” […]

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Dynamic Senior Software Developer Available for Consulting

3 January 2008

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One of our preferred consultants is currently available for c#, php, python, ms sql or mysql contract work. A condensed version of his resume is shown, below. Contact me, Robert Merrill at 801-426-6120 x2 or merrilr@sostechnical.com for more information in connecting with this consultant: Executive Preview With more than 20 years of solid experience with […]

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What’s It Like Working for SOS Staffing…

3 January 2008

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I was asked a question from someone who found me on LinkedIn about what it’s like working for SOS Staffing, my parent company. Here’s most of my reply, as I thought it would be valuable. Note also, that this blog and all its content are solely my own opinions, and may at any time prove […]

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Why Startups Need Recruiters

2 January 2008

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Occasionally, I will get a note from a startup or other early-stage company in response to my inquiry about recruiting for them that will say, in essence: “Currently, we’re not using external recruiters, but as we get more established, it’s something we might look into…” Which is secret code for: “No.” Which is secret code […]

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Utah Unemployment Death-Grip Loosening?

11 October 2007

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Wow, what an amazing year this has been. The very tight unemployment rate seems to finally be seeing a little light with some well-known Utah companies laying off employees, other movement of employees from company to company still strong, and the relative salaries being paid seeming to stabilize instead of the spiraling out-of-control, even excessive […]

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How to Use LinkedIN

14 September 2007

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Jason Alba, who created the Jibber Jobber Career Toolset, recently wrote a book, “I’m on LinkedIN –Now What??“. Well, I just bought my copy and noticed you can get yours on Amazon… if you want. Review pending… as soon as I consume and digest all of Jason’s delectable networking knowledge.

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Calendar: Guy Kawasaki Speaking in Utah November 1st, 2007

10 September 2007

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I noticed in my Connect email this morning that Guy Kawasaki will be speaking in Utah (brief autobiography) on November 1st, 2007 (). He will be speaking on business, and it’s expected that he reveal everything unknown in the known universe… or, at lease a few cool things about How to Innovate and Change the […]

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Women Who Negotiate Salaries are ‘Less Nice’?

30 July 2007

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MSNBC’s Shankar Vedantam notes in an article published today that research shows men are more aggressive than women in asking for a raise, which some may say is common-sense. However, some other very interesting things come out of the article, and, from the perspective of someone who is tasked with making hiring and firing decisions […]

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Bozofication Alive and Well: Utah Companies Will Pay for Stupidity

27 June 2007

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UPDATE: Please leave comments about BOZO things you have experienced at your or other companies! Anonymous submissions OK I hate to say it, but I am seeing some of the most foolish and downright stupid things coming from Utah companies these days. These things may not be approaching the Yee-Haw ‘Bozofication’ problems that Guy Kawasaki […]

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Oops. We don’t know you as well as we wish we did

23 May 2007

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Hm. Part of me wants to laugh, another wants to cry. Google’s recruiting department is in the middle of a bloggosphere mud-slinging fest thanks to some less-than particular attention they paid to Amazon’s Web Services Evangelist, Jeff Barr. Today, he notes how the company seeking to organize the worlds information is actually a little disorganized […]

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