Jobster: It won't be as exciting without Don JGo. But they have strong brand recognition and a decent amount of traffic. I wouldn't count them out.
Monster. Neil Bruce (of Monster) asked to sit down with me today. It's part of their charm offensive. They're building bridges with the blogosphere.
The role of SEO in recruiting. Well, you have a mix of tools for recruiting today: social networking, SEO, Facebook has an ad platform. I don't think any tool will be the primary tool.
Video Resumes. How many employers are going to sit through 2-3 minute video resumes? When someone is further along in the process, maybe.
But, employers should definitely create videos about what it's like to work in their companies. Deloitte gave their employees cameras to record whatever they liked. It doesn't have to be Bergman to be beneficial for the company.
Job Boards. I admire Jobing. They are doing some video and blogging on the site. And acquisitions. I also respect Indeed because they have stayed true to their vision.
Predictions for 2008. I don't want to say the Recession word but... you will see a lot of companies acquired and shut down.
Amybeth Hale: I am angry, Jim. I'm sick and tired of having researchers trivialized and misunderstood. It's a common misconception that research is easy. A lot of people think it's just going into job board databanks and just harvesting resumes. Research isn't just that, Jim. It's a lot more. A lot more.
You have to really have a passion for it. It takes a while to really learn and it's probably the most time consuming process of the whole recruiting life cycle to work.
Jim Stroud: Get it all out, Amy. You can speak to me, girl. Pretend I'm Oprah.
Amybeth Hale: It's okay, Jim. I'm done. I just want to tell all the kids out there, the best advice I could give someone who wants to be a researcher is to find a good mentor. They can show you where they screwed up and help you to avoid similar errors.
Jim Stroud: Cool. Listen I've got a new section on the show. You can say hi to people you know but might never have a chance to meet face to face.
Amybeth Hale: Okay. I want to send some shout outs to my fellow bloggers. Joel Cheesman, Guy Kawasaki, Shally, Dave, Rob McIntosh, Moises Lopez, Paul Wolf. Who am I missing? [The Animal?]. You've got to excuse me. I'm really tired. I've been baking in the sun all week trying to get as good a tan as... Karen! How could I forget her. Hi Karen.
I’d heard about the extraordinary effectiveness of Craigslist, but now I “know” this is true. Now you know that there are highly-qualified diligent candidates in the Craigslist talent pool. (abbreviated version)
Chris Russell appears to have corralled JD Jason Davis for an interview after a night without sleep. Or maybe he was suffering from jet lag. But, trust me, I know the guy and he doesn't usually look like that. There is a funny bit at the end that is worth waiting for. (No, not the part where he says he hates me).