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KickStart Solves the Wrong Recruiting Problem

While I have not seen or used the reported Kickstart, Techcrunch described it in the following manner: “Yahoo is reported to be working on a new social networking service that matches college students to employers.” (emphasis added) This is not a knock on Yahoo!, but this is not solving the actual problem that the entire […]

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Seattle – New Search Marketing Executive Mecca?

The land grab described in the Seattle Times seems to indicate this might be the truth. Seattle and the surrounding region is a wonderful place, I’d love to live there one day either in downtown Seattle or Bellevue. It’s interesting that they are moving locations to where the available talent is. They should explore Chicago […]

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Is Google Starting to Change Recruiting Methods?

Those of you who have read this blog for a long time know that I’ve been critical of Google VP of People, Laszlo Bock, due to lack of execution in the past. Things like placing an ad in a magazine and forgetting to launch the microsite or worse ignoring employee referrals that were highly relevant […]

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How Much Equity For Your Venture Capital Funding and Employees?

As discussed in my recent post about a TiE event on Chicago start ups, there are many factors to consider when taking in funding and employees. Don Dodge discussed in great detail Paul Graham’s The Equity Equation post. So I’d like to ask the blogosphere, “How does one judge this inflection point of being better […]

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Post an MBA Alumni Job or Career Posting

Why post that experienced level Top 10 MBA business school or retained search opportunity to the masses when you could contact already well connected innovative thought leaders in Internet, search engines, mobile commerce, investment management, private equity and venture capital directly via the blogosphere? Thanks for dropping by via your search engine of choice. Comments […]

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Kijiji Falls Short

As much as I’d like to see something replace the aging Craiglist, the US version of Kijiji 1.0 announced yesterday, isn’t it. There are too many things to list from a user standpoint, here are just a few: 1) No resume posting section in the jobs section. The reply to blind ads system in America […]

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Jerry Yang in as Yahoo! CEO

Susan Decker also promoted to President. Read Jerry’s thoughts here on the Yahoo! blog Official Releases I can’t say I’m totally shocked by this based on recent events. No need to rehash those – you can read those on the other blogs and outlets. Although it was clearly emotional and difficult for all, it was […]

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Google Should Not Set Immigration Policies

It would be truly amazing if ( – dead link) Lazslo Bock of Google would actually spend his time hiring highly qualified candidates with innovative minds that are already US Citizens instead of pandering to Congress. Maybe he should focus more on his operations and his employee referrals rather than trying to extort a cheaper […]

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