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Dec 09 2007

SourceCon Newsletter….coming soon!

…or so I heard! Check it out…..
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It’s been whispered through the blogs, wikis, IMs, and discussion groups that SourceCon is getting ready for something new….

Keep your eyes peeled as 2008 begins. New website, new community, and new newsletter!

You asked for it, and SourceCon is bringing it to you:
A resource dedicated to the promotion, education, and advancement of the research and sourcing function.
A monthly news piece to quench your thirst for sourcing knowledge.
The premiere resource for the sourcing community.

Featuring researching tips and tricks, best practices, Q&A, and articles written by YOU, for YOU.

So what is this awesome newsletter called? WE DON’T KNOW YET!

That’s right – SourceCon has a fabulous newsletter ready to bring to you, but it needs a name.
We would like for YOU to name it.
And we would like to reward you for doing so!

To enter the Name the SourceCon Newsletter contest, please submit your entry here.

The top 5 entries will be featured on the NEW SourceCon website (so new it’s not even live yet!) and you will be able to vote for your favorite one there. The winning entry will have the honor of naming the newsletter, and will also receive a prize.

Please keep your eyes on the blogs! More will be available soon.

For additional information/questions, please send an email to SourceCon here.

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Dec 03 2007

And the winner is….

Announcing the winner of my subscriber contest:

Mr. Bryan Vass, a research analyst with The Richmond Group in Virginia.

Bryan works with a recruiting agency specializing in the bioenergy, food manufacturing, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and managed care areas.

Please feel free to link up with him through LinkedIn – here is his profile.

Bryan will receive the Ghirardelli gift album, valued at $75. I do still encourage everyone to take a look at the other album offerings. These make awesome gifts and people will remember you because of its uniqueness!

Congratulations to Bryan, and thank you everyone who subscribes to my blog. I hope you will continue to read and find value in my postings!

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Nov 12 2007

Thank You For Subscribing!

I am very thankful to all of you who read my blog on a somewhat regular basis! It makes me smile when I receive emails and connection invitations with notes that say things like “I love your blog!” and “I am a regular reader of the Research Goddess…thanks for writing”. As a gesture of appreciation to the regular readers, i.e. my email and RSS subscribers, I have a special gift I am going to give to one lucky subscriber. At the end of the month of November, I am going to draw the name of one subscriber and present them with a Ghirardelli gift album.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must be subscribed either via email subscription or RSS feed before the last day of November (and if you are an RSS subscriber, please email me and let me know as I do not have access to that information; this is on the honor system)
  2. Only one entry per person, so if you have both an RSS and email subscription – sorry, you only get your name entered once!

Here is a link to the Ghirardelli gift album’s choices. Check it out and decide what you would like in case you win! The gift album is worth $75 so this isn’t just some little door prize! Whether you keep it all for yourself, share with a friend, or just re-gift it, it’s a nice little prize, if I do say so myself!

And here’s my little sales pitch: if you check out the Ghirardelli gift album and like what you see, it makes a great holiday gift. You are welcome to purchase one; in fact there are 18 other varieties available. Check them out here; they are fantastic for hard-to-buy-for friends and family. Email me if you have questions.

This is the time of year when lots of us are thinking about giving gifts. I just wanted to say Thank You to you all!

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Apr 03 2007

And the winner is……

Livia Wright! Congratulations Livia!

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Mar 31 2007

The Sourcing Goodie Bag – Contents Announced!!!

It’s down to the Final Four! Florida, UCLA, Ohio State, and Georgetown are playing for the biggest prize in NCAA men’s basketball, and 14 recruiters and researchers are gunning for a “sourcing goodie bag” chock full of prizes! I proudly present to you the list of contributors to my prize bag. For the winner of this prize, which will be announced Tuesday morning, this is a pretty freaking nice prize pack. Check it out:

  • White Paper on Google Co-op Custom Search Engines – by Mike Notaro
    This is a pre-public release of Mike’s first white paper…not available to the general public yet!

    Since graduating from Rutgers University in 2004 Michael has been involved with sales and recruiting within the Information Technology arena. In a short time Michael has been recognized (by his peers) for his research and ability to construct esoteric strings and API’s that uncover the hidden world of passive candidates.

    Michael is currently the Associate Director of IT recruitment at The Horizon Group where his research and recruiting skills have made him a viable entity in the IT recruitment sector. He also authors the blog Feed the Beagle!

    He currently holds degrees in both Psychology and Sociology as well as his Series 7 and 63 Licenses.

    Mike can be reached at mnotaro@thg.com

    · Author of the popular research blog Jim Stroud 2.0
    · Nominated for multiple blog awards by Recruiting.com. Won “Best Job Seeker Blog” and “Best Group Blog” due to his contributions on Microsoft’s Technical Careers Blog
    · Speaking engagements with AIRS, Microsoft (internationally),The Technology Association of Georgia, and others
    · Trained recruiters all over the world on sourcing techniques and strategies
    · News articles and press releases with several publications, including Interbiznet, ERE, CareerJournal, and more.

    Jim can be reached at jimstroud@jimstroud.com

    • One month’s access to the first Magic in the Method module – from Maureen Sharib
      Maureen Sharib is a telephone names sourcer, names sourcing since 1997. She and her husband Bob own the names-sourcing firm TechTrak and Maureen telephone-names sources daily as well as teaches telephone-names sourcing in her online telephone names sourcing course “The Magic In The Method.” Maureen is a regular contributor on ERE, http://www.recruitingbloggers.com/, and several Yahoo Groups including Sourcers Unleashed.

      Maureen can be reached at maureen (at) techtrak.com

    • 30 minutes of telephone one-on-one time – from Rob McIntosh
      Rob currently manages and leads the national sourcing function for all of the Deloitte lines of business in the US. This comprises of both passive, active, offshore and candidate development/relationship sourcing teams focused on proactively discovering talent to meet current and future business demand.
      Previously, Rob worked for
      Microsoft for 7 years with his most recent role being responsible for designing, architecting, managing and leading of the Technical Central Sourcing organization (Hired/Led industry sourcing industry luminaries such as Shally Steckerl, Jim Stroud and Glenn Gutmacher to drive the web/research arm of the Technical Central Sourcing organization). Prior to Microsoft, numerous years working as a TRP in both leadership and production roles in 3 different countries. Previous life worked in enterprise software sales and COBOL/PRG Programming.
    • Blogging Search Cheat Sheet – by Shally Steckerl
      This is not available to the general public yet!
    • LinkedIn Cheat Sheet – by Shally Steckerl c="http://www.linkedin4recruiting.com/lfr/pictures/Shally_Streckerl.jpg" border="0" />
      Shally Steckerl has experience consulting with and building sourcing organizations at many Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Cisco Systems and Motorola. From early in his career he has developed techniques that dramatically increase recruitment productivity and allow companies to exploit the Internet. He has been teaching those techniques to staffing leaders since 1998. Shally is a proven leader in the development and implementation of Best Practices in Centralized Sourcing and research organizations.
      Shally is also the Founder and Chief CyberSleuth of JobMachine, Inc., the premier provider of sourcing consulting services and research training. The advanced methods he practices and teaches have been replicated throughout many large corporate organizations worldwide. Because of his passion for the Internet as a recruitment tool and his continually innovative methods, he has developed a reputation as an authority in Internet search, and a pioneer in recruitment research. An accomplished author, consultant and trainer, Shally is an award winning blogger (http://www.ere.net/blogs/CyberSleuthing), frequent contributor to many industry forums and speaker at leading conferences. Shally is available for customized onsite or web-based recruiter training, and for consulting engagements with companies seeking to build centralized global souring and recruitment functions. For a complete bio and list of speaking engagements, and to learn more about what Shally has to offer recruiters please visit: http://www.jobmachine.net/shally.

      Shally can be reached at shally@jobmachine.net

    • Copy of Never Eat Alone – by Keith Ferrazzi
      Keith Ferrazzi is the Founder & CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight. He provides market leaders with advanced strategic consulting and training services to increase company sales, and enhance personal careers. Ferrazzi Greenlight applies experiences gleaned from the careers of its executives spent in the highest echelons of corporate America.

      Ferrazzi has been widely recognized by his peers, is a frequent contributor to CNN and CNBC, and has authored numerous articles for leading business publications, including Forbes, Inc, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has been named a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, one of the top “40 Under 40″ business leaders by Crain’s Business, one of the most distinguished young Californians by the Jaycees, and one of the most creative Americans in Richard Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who”. Ferrazzi’s extraordinary rise to prominence, which includes a stint as the youngest Chief Marketing Officer for a Fortune 500 company while at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has even inspired a Stanford Business School case study.

      Most recently, Ferrazzi served as Chief Executive Officer for YaYa Media, a leading interactive entertainment consultancy. Prior to that, while at Starwood Hotels, he oversaw all marketing activities for global brands such as Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Previously, Ferrazzi was Chief Marketing Officer of Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry’s first globally integrated marketing organization. His creative marketing strategy drove the ascent of Deloitte’s “Consulting” brand recognition from the lowest in the industry to a primary position, and spurred the highest featured growth rate in the industry.

      Ferrazzi earned a BA degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School .

    • Copy of How To Become a Rainmaker – by Jeffrey J. Fox
      Jeffrey Fox is the founder and president of Fox & Company, Inc., a marketing consulting firm that specializes in marketing strategy development, innovation enhancement, selling skills training, branding, and various applications of a proprietary value-selling methodology called dollarization. Jeffrey is the winner of Sales & Marketing Management magazine‘s Outstanding Marketer Award; winner of the American Marketing Association‘s Outstanding Marketer in Connecticut; and the National Industrial Distributors award as the Nation’s Best Industrial Marketer. Jeffrey Fox is an accomplished consultant, popular speaker, and the acclaimed author of a series of hard-hitting international business best-sellers.

      Jeffrey graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as Trustee of Trinity College and has won several alumni awards, including Person of the Year.

    • A guest interview spot on the Research Goddess radio show – from yours truly!
    • A $40 gift card from Circuit City

    ….and a special prize – a kiss from the Research Goddess herself!

    Total value on all of these items is over $400!

    Check back Tuesday morning for the announcement of the winner!

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