“Research Goddess” is a silly nickname that was assigned to me over seven years ago. The story behind how it came to pass is pretty interesting, so let me share with it with you and put to rest any notion that its meaning is anything more than completely fun and innocent. Continue reading “Why “Research Goddess?”” »
Over time, our roles evolve and change to fit with the present needs of the companies for which we work. The saying goes, “If you’re not green and growing, then you’re red and rotting.” Keeping up with the constant changes that come with work functions is important to ensure your marketability. It’s important to understand what these roles really look like today, and figure out where your best fit is going to be. Especially if you’re calling yourself a Sourcer these days. Continue reading “Sourcing is the New Recruiting” »
I started my career in the world of recruiting as an Internet Researcher over ten years ago, and while my work has evolved over the years to include a lot of different things, it has almost always involved candidate generation, which is something I absolutely love to do. While being the Editor of SourceCon from 2010-2012 was an amazing experience and afforded me the opportunity to have intimate conversations with some of the best sourcers and sourcing leaders in the world, it was the first time in my career where I was not sourcing for candidates. I felt like I was losing my ‘street cred’ and I craved getting my hands dirty again.
That’s why when an opportunity to work with the Windows Phone team at Microsoft presented itself to me earlier this spring, I took it. Oh how I missed sourcing! Having been back “in the trenches” of sourcing now for about six months, I feel like I’ve had the chance to really digest the culture here at Microsoft – the processes; the teams; the ‘way we do things.’ And I’ve come to the realization that there is absolutely no one way to source.
A big “DUH!” moment for most, right? Continue reading “There’s No One “Right” Way to Source, and Learning is the Key to Finding Yours” »
First off, let me say that I think dating sucks.
Let me say it again, but with a slight different angle: dating today sucks. For those of you who are happily married, please stop saying to your single friends, “Some day, you’ll find ‘the right one!’” It pisses us off because we know you haven’t had to score a first date in so long that you probably don’t even remember what it’s like. Let me paint a picture for you:
In the school library, a girl is studying on a computer, when all of a sudden, a message pops up on her screen: “Would you like to talk?” Thinking that it’s a prankster friend, she sends back a note that she is studying, and to stop bugging her. Another message pops up on the screen, indicating a desire to talk. The girl asks who the person is who is sending the messages, and a head shot image comes up on the screen. She stands up, and she sees the boy sending the messages stand up also. They lock eyes, and the rest is history.
Okay, anyone who is a Molly Ringwald or an Andrew McCarthy fan knows that this is a scene from Pretty In Pink. Though, this may have fooled you because this is kind of what dating is like today. Except that it’s not 1985. Shoulder pads and floral patterns are not all the latest rage. And we do not waltz into prom to the sounds of OMD, gaze across the room to see our lost love, and end the story with an incredibly romantic kiss. Newsflash: dating today doesn’t work like that.
Continue reading “Sourcing and Dating: The Same Rules Apply” »
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…