When Jim Stroud was a little boy he decided that he wanted to be a police detective.
Shaft was all the rage back then but Jim refused to be pidgeon-holed by narrow minds and, in the playground, he insisted that the other kids call him Dirty Jimmy after Dirty Harry Callaghan.
Jim never became a detective. He didn't want to deal with spineless politicians who were more interested in making the evening news than protecting their cities against deranged criminal minds. So he became an online sourcer which is a digital version of his childhood dream.
At the beginning of his career, he used to march around the office shouting, "Come on punk. Make my day. This is the most powerful search engine in the western world. You think you're going to get away from me? From ME !"
But, he changed as he got older and, now. I'd say he is more Shaft than Dirty Harry. Why, look at his motto, "Can you dig it?" You know what he's thinking:.
"Who's the "bad" online sourcer
That's a search machine for all the chicks?
Stroud. Can ya dig it?"
You bet I can. He's an innovative man whom no one understands but other bloggers. So I invited him to spend some time searching for a true blogger for our Post of the Week contest and, of course, he couldn't resist.
Jim is a Technical Sourcing Consultant for Microsoft but he's done everything in recruiting and worked with everyone too, including Google, Siemens, MCI and lots of start-ups. He's got a blog called Jim 2.0 and The Recruiters Lounge where he "gets diggy" wif famous recruiting personalities like..... like me, The Recruiting Animal, star of.....
Here's Dirty Jimmy's bio on the Microsoft Jobs Blog.