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Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 29 - 28, 2008 (last one first):

June 29, 2008

  • MN Wild: Rolston says will become Free Agent. Traded to Tampa Bay for a conditional draft pick. Sucks it did not work out here.
  • @TalentSynch There is some fuzzy in that. Execs at IT consulting firms. Sales folks at HR contract shops. All of that is subjective by me
  • @TalentSynch Minnesota Recruiters LI group is only local recruiter and HR folk. There are about 15 like you who are added to watch us.
  • I bet my annual revenue would be more if my colleagues and I had to post them in the newspaper.
  • Spain, Euro 2008 champions. I bet you all are happy my sports addiction did not include game by game analysis. You are welcome.
  • Ladies US Open: Any cold day in hell chance I or any guy from Minnesota had with Paula Creamer is gone with the round she is having today :(
  • Sending email at 3 am on a Sunday morning seems silly. I hope none of the recipients has a BlackBerry or other device going off :)
  • @ChrisNalty I like to think that too but have been wondering how they could have the foresight to see this far. Are the basics that obvious?

June 28, 2008

  • Random thought: When the founders wrote declaration and bill of rights, were they writing for their day and ones they could see or all days?
  • Internal clock all messed up. How many naps have I had today, too many.
  • Ruh Roh, it is brighter outside. Sunrise is in 15 minutes.
  • Late night, early morning. That nap was a bad thing. Cocktail ended 1.5 hours ago. Nothing else on. Laundry done. Not tired.

Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 27 - 25, 2008 (last one first):

June 27, 2008

  • Twins win again but I fall asleep and do not see victory and now will be up all night. bummer

June 26, 2008

  • @fanchatter I like that trade. Mayo was not happy about the TWolves. Dump Walker and Jaric salaries. Lose Jaric's hot girl but that's OK
  • ESPN rumor: HOLY SHIT!!!! Mayo, Jaric, Walker and Buckner to Memphis for Love, Miller, Cardinal and Collins
  • @Odenized if all I have is Mayo and a logo at the end of this night then I think we hosed ourselves
  • #NBA I want to believe the Timberwolves have some grand route planned but again believe that the road is filled with potholes and detours
  • #NBA Timberwolves draft another guard? Please tell me a trade of someone is coming around.
  • www.twellow.com, very cool to play with.
  • #NBA I hope Mayo is a mellow guy who hides his enthusiasm, if that's how he really feels, we are in trouble. L.A. to MPLS can be tough
  • #NBA look at that, McFail got one right this time.
  • Minnesota Twins on a ROLL. ESPN speculating if Twins will bring someone in for the playoff chase. When was the last time that was asked?
  • #NBA: ESPN talking about Wolves at #3. Funny comment on Love, "13% body fat is great if you are a sea lion but not for a NBA player"
  • Gopher football fans: Sam Maresh heart valve surgery went well. Hope he has a good recovery. Football would be a bonus.
  • Besides the age difference, I wonder if Paula Creamer thinks IT recruiters with a web presence are hot. Can anyone hook me up?
  • Negative numbers: Great day for some golfers at the U.S. Open at Interlachen in (Edina) Minneapolis. Horrible day for the stock market.
  • MN Headhunter blog: "Recruiter 101 | Getting Started" http://tinyurl.com/6fksad Starting to add content I should have been doing long ago.
  • Watching @Animal and @recruitingblogs spar online is funny. They are Canadian. Canadian's don't fight. Maybe they should thumb wrestle.
  • @tbrunelle Thanks for the link. Great quote "In truth Wall Street is in for a radical makeover." The dot com bubble was a lesson not learned
  • Stock Market: GM at its lowest since 1955. 1955 is not s typo. 10 GM's can buy you McDonalds. Market drops through support level. Bad day.
  • #NBA Timberwolves redo logo and uniforms http://twincities.bizjourna...
  • Supreme Court strikes down D.C. handgun ban.
  • #NBA "With the 3rd pick the Minnesota Timberwolves select..." why do I feel that whatever they do will be the wrong guy? Oh yeah, history

June 25, 2008

  • College World Series: Fresno State becomes the lowest seed to win title in any sport. They call themselves "goofballs". Very cool.
  • Oh I forgot to say Nader is a f'ing idiot for what he said. There. I feel better now. Back to recruiting.
  • Obama responds appropriately to Nader's attention grabbing comment.
  • @Animal I care that local tech folks read my blog. I like when recruiter friends do and say nice things but they are not my target audience
  • @marenhogan My experience is not how many people read your blog but who. I do not care if my recruiter friends like my stuff tech folks I do
  • Wall Street numbers: Oracle does well. Research In Motion with a miss and getting pounded in after market trading
  • Fed Res: Rates unchanged. Labor market has softened. Inflation a risk. Slow economy and fear of inflation has them stuck.

Recruiter 101 | Getting Started

Over the past months I have been very vocal (and critical) about how I believe many in the recruiting profession have become lazy. So much talk about “The War for Talent” but I have witnessed most recruiters (search firms and corporations) are using a pea shooter at best when it comes to sourcing, recruiting and ultimately hiring talent.

Job boards are a tool, not the only tool just as cold calls, referrals, and email are tools of the trade. But there are more “weapons” that a recruiter has at their disposal.

Besides, if you are on the job boards and are finding lower numbers and less talented candidates why do you spend more time and dollars on them? That is the definition of insanity.

Tools and techniques that will be talked about:

  • Creating passive candidate relationships
  • Building talent pools
  • Proactive recruiting
  • Use of internal databases
  • Use of search engines to locate candidates using keywords and search strings
  • Use of newsletters and email communication
  • Using Social Networking sites like MySpace and Facebook
  • Establishing relationships via Twitter
  • Using and promoting RSS Feeds
  • Starting a blog
  • Writing job ads
  • Customer service to candidates
  • SEO

There are many more topics than the above that over time will be covered.

There will be a few main themes that will be mentioned on a regular basis:

  • This is the main one: it is about creating and developing relationships with people. We do not sell iPods, cars or widgets so stop treating people a like a “thing” you are trying to sell.
  • Go where your candidates are. Do not wait for them to come to you.
  • What distinguishes you, the company, and the opportunity from the other five calls your candidate received this week?
  • A recruiter must hunt and farm at the same time. Relying just on cold calls and job boards is as insane as only building pools of candidates. Balance is needed.
  • Customer service, customer service, customer service. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respond to candidates in the same timely manner you expect when looking for a job.

Recruiter 101 will be just that, an introduction to a tool or technique. Where available I will link to other sites and blogs where you can get more in depth information on the topic.

One thing to note is that I will be writing from my perspective as a 10+ year IT recruiter here in Minneapolis. No doubt something I write may not work for your situation, that you have done it a different way or you just in general think the way I have gone about things is wrong.

That’s OK. Just as I am trying to help “teach”, I am hoping visitors will leave ideas that I can learn from and tweak what has worked for me and improve my practice.

Feel free to comment, question and challenge.

For more posts like this click Recruiter 101


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not all to do a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 24 - 20, 2008 (last one first):

June 24, 2008

  • Carlson Companies to layoff 200. Thank you to my Twitter friend for confirming the rumor I had been hearing for almost 3 weeks now.
  • I want to sponsor an event but with it comes a table, Internet, and electrical outlet. I want the email, web, print material exposure.
  • CNBC: Consumer Confidence Index falls sharply. 5th lowest in history of survey.
  • CNBC: US home prices down 15.3% in last year. Mpls 15.2% Some cities seeing bottom. Prices now at 2004 levels.
  • Looks like I took a "nap" while watching ESPN last night as I wake up to lights on and unfinished dinner on the stove. I guess I was tired

June 23, 2008

  • Back from TCF Bank Stadium Tailgating Subcommittee: Logistics seem a little mind numbing at the moment. But I can already smell the brats...
  • For my non recruiter friends, a good example of a social network is www.RecruitingBlogs.com 9,000 member joined today.

June 22, 2008

  • @Erich_Hanson If they want to take themselves out fine. Thinning of the herd. But do not take someone with them. Same with drink and drive
  • Driving home on I94. Pass young girl. 10 miles later she blows by me. Had to be doing 85+, weaving, and yes, texting.
  • Mosquitos in Alexandria are huge, numerous, and reaalllyyy hungry.
  • @Animal I think it can/will happen making up an online reputation but I also believe that it would be quickly found out through performance

June 21, 2008

  • Sat in on sales training this morning at J Perzel and Asscociates, www.jperzel.com. A great look for me into the consulting world.

June 20, 2008

  • My favorite part of using Twitter, learning about new stuff. Finally took a look at Pandora. Why did I wait so long?
  • Happy 1st day of summer. I almost turned the AC on. Resisted.
  • Looking forward to updates from @TalentSynch @recruitingblogs @johsumser at the Recruiting Roadshow in Portland

Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not all to do a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 19 - 13, 2008 (last one first):

June 19, 2008

  • TCF Bank Stadium: On the Tailgating Comm. and received first agenda. Reformed fraternity boy that I am looking forward to teaching how :)
  • @KariC beer and IT folks? Where is my invite?
  • Down goes Ning
  • Obama: To forego public financing. 4 short years ago my D friends had issues with R's & Bush raising large amounts of money. Now it is good?
  • Too much stuff on the mind. Tired. Can't get going. Anyone have an idea that does not include booze or drugs?
  • Sorry about that, very much in a fog this morning.
  • Thanks @edkohler for a free 48-page e-book on how to use Twitter. All your questions answered in 140 characters or more: http://is.gd/BgJ
  • Thanks @edkohler for this, http://is.gd/BgJ A good read for my recruiter friends
  • Trying to remember less hectic days, less on the mind, a more simple time...

June 18, 2008

  • Russert: Obama and McCain sit next to each other at request of family. Last song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and there was one outside
  • 2008 Polls: Quinnipiac U. show Obama Florida +4, Pennsylvania +12 and Ohio +6. Independant voters in each state say no to Hillary as VP
  • NBC News in Minneapolis doing a piece on how people are moving back into the city because of housing costs and fuel prices. End of sprawl
  • Welcoming Jason Davis of RecruitingBlogs.com to the Twitter party @recruitingblogs
  • LinkedIn: CNBC with story. Valued at $1B. Estimated time to IPO, 3 years. Received 53M from Bain Capital Ventures.
  • Retweet of @minnpostnow The number of women in the computer sciences is declining: http://tinyurl.com/6658lu
  • @RobertFischer Big companies are having issues for sure. Small companies are not. And it is the end of the 2nd quarter so layoffs expected
  • Carlson Companies: I have been sitting on this for 2 weeks. Hear that major force reduction has been announced. Anyone know anything?
  • Tiger Woods: Done for the season. To have surgery on ACL and rehab double stress fracture.
  • Breakfast of champions. No, not Wheaties. Freshly baked Pillsbury oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. And Mountain Dew. Mmmmm
  • LinkedIn being down has recruiters across the country ready to revolt.

June 17, 2008

  • #NBA: I said my heart said Celtics in 6 and my brain Lakers in 6. Shows why I usually go with the heart. "Anything Is Possible" - KG
  • #NBA: Retweeting myself... This is F'ING awesome.
  • #NBA: This is F'ING awesome.
  • #NBA: 12 minutes KG, 12 minutes. All those cold nights in Minneapolis. Good memories. You deserve this. Beat LA Beat LA Beat LA
  • #NBA: Went a really long time without saying anything. But you know I could not stay away. LA fans getting schooled by Celtic fans Real fans
  • #NBA: Not a good sign when NBC plays Superman from REM while showing a Kobe highlight. I sure hope he cools off
  • Glorious summer evening. I have forgotten how nice this feels.
  • MN friends: I have a referral of an experienced .Net developer looking for a contract. I am not looking for any $. Helping a friend
  • CNBC: Citing fuel costs, rodeos are seeing as much as a 20% decrease in number of competitors. I wonder of Calves of America rejoice?
  • Murphy Oil gives "The Gift of Education". http://tinyurl.com/4koshf Offers free college tuition to high school grads.
  • Welcome my good friend @nicolebodem SEO expert in the career and job space. Wing Man for Minnesota Recruiters.
  • My best friends brought Parker into the world last night. Michael noted it was on Tiger Wood's US Open victory day. Melissa not amused
  • No emission cars: If one day we all drive them, all they discharge is water vapor, will it become more humid? Will that change the climate?
  • This makes 6. WTF? It just went off 2 minutes ago. We are about to have an emergency alright...
  • Comcast please stop with the emergency broadcast test. It has gone have 5 times since the top of the hour. You are interrupting SportsCenter

June 16, 2008

  • US Open: Mediate misses to tie. Tiger Woods wins!!! 03:28 PM June 16, 2008 from web
  • US Open: Tiger gets birdie and share of lead. Mediate gets par. We keep on going. Now Sudden Death!!!
  • US Open: I have been PUNKED!!! Client sends email. Says been following me on Twitter today. Offer is real. Wanted to have fun with reaction
  • US Open: 18th tee, par 5. Mediate in the rough on left. Not a great shot. Tiger in middle of fairway. Hurry Up!!! Have 3:15 meeting
  • US Open: Client calls and wants to give offer to my candidate. What? Now? Missed 16th and 17th but no news. On to 18th, Mediate by 1
  • US Open: Mediate sinks OMG putt for birdie. ESPN Top 10. Woods misses shorter putt for birdie, gets par. Mediate by 1 going to 16th
  • US Open: 15th hole Mediate on the green. Tiger with a OMG from the bunker outside of fairway. Inside of Mediate on the green. ESPN Top 10
  • MN layoffs: Receiving inquiries, seeing trends on Monster, hearing rumors. Might see multiple stories before end of the month/2nd quarter
  • US Open: Not had much of a chance to watch yet. Thru 5, both +1. Tiger is wearing red.

June 15, 2008

  • #NBA: shit
  • Tiger Woods: (speechless)
  • @timelliott Yeah, that has crossed my mind. I am usually lukewarm on golf but this has been awesome. Tiger, to birdie, to tie. Sounds odd.
  • @timelliott If it was the others guys I would be for Tiger. I always like when people doubt him and then he shuts them up. If he wins, cool
  • US Open: I am a Tiger fan but find myself hoping Mediate holds on. It's a cool story.
  • #NBA: BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA. warming up to watch Garnett, Pierce, Allen win their 1st championship. 05:39 PM June 15, 2008 from web
  • What I learned on my way to Lund's: Stone Arch Bridge Festival goers cannot drive, walk, bike or roller blade. Traffic signs do not matter
  • @ConversationAge Frustration, when people say their number so fast that I cannot write it. Make it easy on me to call you back.
  • @Animal I disagree. Seems most people focus a lot on the faults every day and wait to say the nice things when it is too late.
  • Watching Meet the Press. Very sad to see Remembering Tim Russert.

June 14, 2008

  • Non Minnesota friends: @AlbertMaruggi a local social media guru on Minneapolis CBS affiliate, listen at http://www.830wcco.com/
  • Tiger Woods: holy crap!!! that putt must have been 50 some feet. Triple fist pump.
  • Low 80's in the forecast for next week. Just realized I have not had the AC on yet. That is good and bad.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery: Welcome Home

June 13, 2008

  • Minnesota Recruiters: Posted the list of Twitter users on the web site. Surely I have missed someone, let me know http://tinyurl.com/63mndh
  • RecruitngBlogs.com: I added 20 more of us to the Twitter group yesterday. If you want to be added go to http://tinyurl.com/497b5s
  • Tim Russert had a significant impact on the modern era of politics. Would like to have seen him these coming months. Very sad.
  • @myklroventine Neverending Story, I did not know the answer and did not wait for your answer. Now stuck in my head. Good to meet you Wed.
  • My pace of the past two weeks has caught up to me. If you wanted something from me it might not happen until Monday. Taking 2nd nap of day.

Thoughts On The Passing Of Tim Russert

The news today of the passing of Tim Russert is very sad. I was once a political junkie and gravitated to Tim Russert and Meet the Press because as has been reported many times today, he learned everything he could about the interviewee and took the other side.

There is something to be said about that. About not forcing ones political thoughts and opinions into the conversation. About being tough and fair without taking a side.

This year I have found myself getting back into caring about politics again. Not just because of one candidate or another but because for me, maybe for the first time, I will truly vote for someone and not the lesser of two crappy choices.

The morning of the 2000 election on The Today Show he was asked something about was the one thing to watch for that night, what one word and his response was Florida.

Election night I had stopped at the Democratic party, as in where people were drinking and hanging out, to see my friends there. I then headed to another hotel ballroom where the Republicans were holding their party. It is always more fun to be at the place that is winning and that night I was thinking it would be the Republicans.

I remember during the evening Russert pulled out the whiteboard to make better sense of it all. Red states, blue states. That whole damn evening was confusing but when he went to the whiteboard it all made sense.

I was in the ballroom when Florida was called for Gore. The place went silent and a lot of people left. Then they called it back and those still there were cheering. They then called it for Bush and I headed home so I could see Gore concede. (Which of course was only the beginning of the story.)

I think this photo is from the following Sunday’s Meet the Press when things were still in doubt and explaining how we got into the mess:

Tim Russert WhiteBoard

I remember most from the whiteboard election night, “Florida, Florida, Florida”

Since I have been following this election season I have been watching a lot of coverage during the week but always made sure to catch Meet the Press. I get tired of the same BS from the cable news channel folks and Russert always had the right people on, asking the questions I was thinking about, and put things into perspective.

He also has a show that aired on CNBC on Saturday evenings call The Tim Russert Show that I would usually catch on a replay during the week. I actually like(d) it more than Meet the Press as he interviewed reporters, authors, and others who were not political candidates. He had more time to get in to the lives of his guests and what they were about. He of course would share things about his father Big Russ and his son Luke.

It is worth noting that in 2004 he said well in advance that it would come down to Ohio. He was right.

For 2008 he had recently said the Democrats could lose Florida and Ohio but if they take three out of four from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico they will win.

Will be interesting to see if Mr. Russert goes three for three.

Thoughts and prayers to the Russert family.

Go Bills.


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not all to do a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

I do not include all "Tweets" where I am responding to someone else, might get confusing...

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 12, 2008 (last one first, URL's added):

  • #NBA Proof my comment on Kobe was right. In his press conference used the analogy of wettting the bed. I should add diapers to what he needs
  • #NBA: Da Kid, KG, Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett, 1 game away from the dream. C'mon, bring it home
  • #NBA: Kobe Bryant a much deserved MVP. No question. And First Class Whiner. Get him a diaper, bottle, teddy bear.
  • @afongen great minds and empty stomachs think alike
  • #NBA GO CELTICS!!!! go on a 21-3 run. Down by 2 at end of 3th quarter. BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA
  • mmm mmm good. Pizza Luce. Half "Bear" half "Maximus".
  • #NBA Celtics 3 of 15. 24-7 Lakers 3:20 to go in the 1st. No worries friends, no 10 Tweets about the game tonight. Other things on my mind
  • Ever have one of those meetings where you know something good is going to happen? Thanks @erich_hanson @mn_web_design www.augustash.com
  • Twitter whale pic: (I am severely sleep deprived) Thinking if all the birds flew in the same direction would Twitter work better?
  • RecruitingBlogs.com: Since I know you are using Twitter, if you want to be added to the group and RSS list go to http://tinyurl.com/497b5s
  • @PowerBaby I have known you for half your life
  • From MN Headhunter blog: Wachovia Inserts Web 2.0 Into Daily Work Life http://tinyurl.com/5e5vq3

Wachovia Inserts Web 2.0 Into Daily Work Life

Let me start with this, HOO RAY!!! Another company gets it!!!

These past months a trickle of companies have started implementing ways to further engage and enhance communication among employees and internal business groups. A trickle is of course a start but I do wonder how long until a small but steady stream is running.

While Wachovia cites retaining Baby Boomer knowledge, trimming travel expenses, and lowering amount of paper used, it is of course the recruiting and retention part that has me most cheering.

I am tired of companies saying letting employees use Facebook and other social networks is a time waster. Or that the demographic is too young for them.

Knock, knock. HEEELLLOOOOO!!! In 3-5 years these folks will be approaching 30. In 3-5 years these will be the folks most needed by your company. Better to be proactive by retaining the ones you have and recruit their friends and people they know than start from scratch in 3-5 years when it is too late.

From InformationWeek, Enterprise 2.0: Wachovia Turns To Wikis, Blogs To Support Growth:

To connect its 100,000-plus employees, the financial services company is rolling out a slew of new collaboration tools anchored by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Sharepoint Server. Under the plan, Wachovia is adding wikis, blogs, instant messaging, social networking sites, and other Web 2.0 technologies to traditional methods like e-mail, according to Fields.

Beyond connecting employees around the world, Wachovia's collaborative environment is designed to attract -- and retain -- younger Generation Y employees who expect access to Web 2.0 tools at work. "They grew up in the flat world," said Fields. "They're used to playing video games with kids in Poland."

Fields said that many of corporate America's young workers' engagement levels "fall off the table" after about a year on the job because "we give them no means of input."

To change that, Wachovia is giving its Gen Y workers a role in helping its Enterprise 2.0 makeover succeed. Younger employees are assigned to teach senior staffers about the benefits of using collaborative networks.

Way To Go Wachovia


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not all to do a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

I do not include all "Tweets" where I am responding to someone else, might get confusing...

MN Headhunter on Twitter | June 11-9, 2008 (last one first, URL's added):

June 11, 2008

  • @pfhyper Could be interesting to bring in a Non profit with an issue and see if the group can come up with solutions. A case study of sort
  • Economy: Oil +$5
  • Thank you to @rickmahn @newcoventry @desaraev and group for the #SMBMSP conversation. I came away with more ideas to bring to my day job.
  • #smbmsp video (I think) http://tinyurl.com/6j6q7w
  • #SMBMSP sort of sitting next to @tavisd too.
  • #SMBMSP sitting next to @GraemeThickins
  • SMBMSP: Yes, I woke up on time!!!
  • @erich_hanson but at what point do you finally say, "I have done as much as I can." For me it was just 20 seconds ago. I am out.
  • @marenhogan Two things I was not aware of Cali and your B-day. You can be a Cali girl and think Kobe is a whiner. B-day, wheels in motion...

June 10, 2008

  • @marenhogan You and I have issues to talk about. Lakers? C'mon...
  • #NBA So either the refs were biased in Game 2 or the Lakers are whiners. 2-1 Boston. For as bad as Celtics executed this was a close game
  • #NBA, very cool. I can swear while on @fanchatter Not at someone of course, just when KG misses a break away dunk. I feel, free!!!
  • #NBA Took a nap and headed to http://fanchatter.com/group... so not to annoy you all this evening. Be back later.
  • @RecruitingGuy Maresh, very sad. I hope on 9-12-09 he still runs in with the flag. Gray is registered for summer class, false rumor
  • SMBMSP = Social Media Breakfast Twin Cities, http://smbmsp.ning.com/ Wednesday from 8-10 am Concordia University in St. Paul
  • SMBMSP: Plan ahead for the forecasted heavy rain and then likely slow traffic that will go with it. See you in the morning.
  • Sam Maresh, top Gophers football recruit, needs heart surgery http://www.startribune.com/... Best wishes to him.
  • Article: Google loses big in H-1B lottery as Congress gets new visa push http://tinyurl.com/58jrpw

June 9, 2008

  • If these are the good ones...(speechless): The Newspapers: Rating The Top 25 Newspaper Websites http://tinyurl.com/6zu99s
  • Olberman on MSNBC to show some of the now famous video from this weekends conference in Mpls with Moyers and O'Reilly hack.
  • Minnesota company Compellent with a tech review in InformationWeek http://tinyurl.com/3vav72
  • Past 1,000 tweets in a short amount of time. Blame @txaggie94 she is the one responsible.
  • Minnesota Recruiters: Welcome @karic, Kari Christesen of Ecolab.
  • @TalentSynch Then a "gadget" needs to be created that can zap that and force them to move over.
  • Prius: When one signs a purchase agreement is there another form that is signed saying "must drive in left lane 2 MPH slower thqan posted"?
  • STOP the Internet: In a job order for Sftw Dev Mgr. Must have skills: Ability to interview, recruit in a 24/7 mindset. Communicate on hires
  • Obama: Giving first big speech taking on McCain. In North Carolina with John and Elizabeth Edwards. Going through a list of issues.
  • Economy: Oil -$1.50. Dow, S&P, NASDAQ futures all up. 08:06 AM June 09, 2008 from web