Recently, I had the privilege of talking with Russ Moon on his radio podcast show, The Sourcing Samurai. We chatted about sourcing (naturally) but we also talked about some related topics such as global economy, business communication, and continual education. And, of course, we talked about SourceCon NYC! I hope you enjoy it. Russ told me we’d be doing a follow-up talk in the near future which I’m looking forward to – thanks Russ!
Click here to go to The Sourcing Samurai and listen to the radio podcast…
This past Saturday, I spent the day in Columbus OH attending PodCamp Ohio. For those who don’t know, PodCamp is a concept that was originally started by Christopher Penn and Chris Brogan (who incidentally graced us with his presence via Skype during one of the sessions!). Basically, a podcamp is a FREE BarCamp-style community UnConference for podcasters and listeners, bloggers and readers, and anyone interested in New Media.
There were approximately 200 attendees to PodCamp Ohio this year which was awesome! We kicked things off around 9am and went until 5:30pm. Presenters signed up ahead of time to conduct sessions ranging in topic from podcasting equipment selection, to keyword research and SEO, to corporate twittering, to finding a job using social media. There were six session timeslots and so many great topics to choose from that attempting to re-cap even from the ones I got to attend wouldn’t do them justice.
The best part is that all of the presenters did so voluntarily – this allows for people to develop their public speaking and presentation skills in a casual environment. There were seasoned presenters as well as first-timers, and much respect from me to those who signed up to present – you all rock!
I was pleased to finally meet Luke Armour, Digital Strategist with Fleishman Hillard. Luke and I have been Twitter buddies for a bit and it was nice to finally put a face to the name. I was able to have the company of Lisa Desatnik and Steve Gerl on the ride up and back, as well. I had some great conversations with Dustin Pyles, Gabe from Digital Disciples, and presenters Alison Bolen from SAS, Michael Loban who did a phenomenal presentation on finding a job using social media, and Michael McDermott, who I was privileged to catch on camera (see below).
Serious ups to the sponsors who made it possible for our podcamp to happen at no charge to the participants!
Recently, Waggener Edstrom Staffing Partner Nikole Hunt visited Howard University‘s School of Communications Career Fair…
This year, we decided to try something new. We thought it would be cool to interact with the students in a different way, a way that would help us stand out from the blinding mass of free pens and key chains and really engage some of our future employees.
Howard hosts the Communications Career Fair with students from Pennsylvania to Texas (and mostly everywhere in between) participating in interviews and workshop sessions. The organizations that recruit at this event are as diverse as the students. The Waggener Edstrom booth stood alongside of ABC, Fox Group (including MySpace), Target, MTV, NBA and nearly every large public relations agency.
Many thanks to Torod Neptune who continues to support WE’s efforts at HU by participating in the panel discussion on how to get an internship and build a career in public relations. As usual, Mr. Neptune had a line of students lining up to speak with him after the panel to glean his words of wisdom.
For the last two years, Monica Lins (now an honorary recruiter) and Nikole held down the WE booth. They had the chance to speak with several students regarding their career aspirations, types of employers they’re looking for and their thoughts on the changing media landscape.
Take a listen to the podcast here!
from the archives…
Amybeth Hale, Research Goddess, interviews Jeremy Sisemore, Founder and CEO of Dynamic Search Partners of Houston TX. Jeremy is a very successful SAP recruiter and he and Amybeth discuss the importance of the internet and the research function in a successful recruiting organization.
View the original interview page here on Recruiter Life Magazine, or play directly below.
Recently, I interviewed Adam Kovitz, Executive Director of the RNIA (Relationship Networking Industry Association) in a special Goddess Episode of Jim Stroud’s The Recruiters Lounge. Check it out here!