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 | October 24, 2008 - October 18, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 24, 2008

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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 | October 17, 2008 - October 14, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 17, 2008

  • Yahoo! HotJobs: 7 Tips for Negotiating Your Salary in a Troubled Economy
  • JibberJobber: 7 Tips To Manage and Organize A Job Search
  • Business Pundit: Small Business Fights to Stay Alive with Decreased Availability to Credit
  • Bob Sutton Work Matters: Layoffs and Creativity: Are You Expelling the Innovators?
  • Forbes.com: How To Keep Morale High When Business Is Down
  • Jeff Dubay of KFAN possible correction: may have been a Sudafed thing "Methamphetamine Precursor Drugs"
  • Jeff Dubay of KFAN was arrested Wednesday and released today on a charge possessing more than 6 grams of controlled substance, Meth
  • I woke from my nap to a nightmare. Larry King had a panel and there was MN Rep Michele Bachmann and her big grin. Like the Joker. Scared me
  • Job Search tip 5: Hard to say this but in this market it is not what you want but what problem can you fix. How you can better the company
  • Job search tip #4: Finding a job is a job. Takes work. Can/does suck to do. Make a plan. Track calls, email, resumes sent and to whom.
  • Job search tip #3: Because XYZ Company laid off accountants (as an example) does not mean everyone is. Each company is a different situation
  • Job search tip #2: Always assume company is hiring until they say no. Jobs not being posted does not mean they do not exist \
  • Job search tip #1: If you have increased revenue or cut costs promote that aggressively
  • Jobs, MN good news. Have heard many small and mid size companies are or will be adding jobs. Some big companies picking up available talent
  • Jobs, not as bad news: MN -2300 in Sept. Less than expected. Unemployment rate down to 5.9% from 6.2% Fin Serv +2200 & Information Serv +600
  • Jobs, bad news: Layoff announcements starting to come in from around the country not just banks. CFO Magazine survey says 56% to do layoffs
  • A good presentation and great response from IIBA last night. Did not use suck as much as usual. I was nervous with a crowd unfamiliar to me

October 16, 2008

  • Google: earning beat expectations!!!
  • Wondering if Joe the Plumber has been approached by investors to create a plumbing franchise.
  • More info on IIBA event, www.iiba-msp.org and SafeNet Consulting www.safenetconsulting.com
  • LinkedIn presentation for IIBA at SafeNet Consulting tonight is done. Until I change it. Again. I hear 115+ attendees expected.
  • Economy good news: Consumer Price Index for Sept is flat. Inflation mellowing. Weekly job claims drop 16,000 to 461,000

October 15, 2008

  • 2012 unity ticket: Joe Six Pack and Joe the Plumber
  • Keith Olbermann: If the Democrats have the White House and Capitol Hill will he be out of a job? Who will he hammer on night after night?
  • #debate08 My lean and likely vote: unfortunately another election where I vote not for one but believe the other would do worse job
  • #debate08 13 Undecideds: All but 1 leaning and do not see it changing. 8 Obama | 4 McCain | 1 wants to move to France for real Socialism
  • #debate08 4 Questions since I missed it: Anything new? Any real answers on economy? Anyone change their vote? Did it suck like the others?
  • #debate08 Breaking my silence but only to say I hung out with my grandma rather than seeing/hearing the debate and feel awesome about it
  • SEO guru in the HR/Recruiter space @NicoleBodem is celebrating her first day on the job at Arbita www.arbita.net
  • Sorry, should have posted this October Beige Book link
  • More Beige Book: MPLS district 24% percent expect to hire Q4, 23% expect to decrease staff. Consistent with Minnesota Recruiters survey
  • Economy: Fed Res releases October Beige Book. Not all bad. Could be worse. Reads and feels like 2001. Skilled labor shortages in some areas
  • @txaggie94 No blame. Giving credit and responsibility to the person who deserves it. Old? Not you. And the college kids call me "fossil"
  • Happy Birthday @txaggie94 You can thank and/or blame Katie for introducing me to Twitter

October 14, 2008


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 | October 13, 2008 - October 11, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 13, 2008

October 12, 2008

  • 77 in MPLS. Surely there is a cold front coming our way. This cannot last. And when it ends, that will suck.

October 11, 2008

  • Feeling no pity for Wisconsin Badgers fans as they get a butt whooping from Penn State. They are getting restless, www.firebretbielema.com
  • @RecruitingGuy My head hurts. I screamed so loud dude 4 doors down ran into the courtyard to see what was wrong. Saw my shirt & gave a Hi 5
  • Sorry, I know I promised to keep my Gopher Tweets to @gophers and I did a good job. But last year sucked so bad that this is a huge release!
  • Gophers win!!! Are 6-1 and bowl eligible. Congrats Coach Brewster and players. For all the haters from last year SCREW YOU!!! YEAH BABY!!!
  • G O P H E R S W I N !!!!! G O P H E R S W I N !!!!! G O P H E R S W I N !!!!! G O P H E R S W I N !!!!!
  • RT @MNRecruiters Thank you to 300+ MNRecruiters for answering survey. Results Monday. Preview: News very mixed not as bad as one might think
  • Gophers "D" holds Illinois on 3rd and 4th and inches from getting a TD. 14-6 Minnesota. Start of the 4th Quarter
  • Halftime with @gophers: Minnesota Golden Gophers 7 & Illinois Fighting Illini 3 Go Gophers!!!
  • BEAUTIFUL day in the MPLS. Gophers on ESPN. Tonight LSU/Florida. This is going to be a good day.

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 | October 10, 2008 - October 7, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 10, 2008

October 9, 2008

  • Asian markets down 7% - 11%

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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 | October 6, 2008 - October 4, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 6, 2008

October 5, 2008

  • 5 nights in a row in bed before Midnight. Likely has not happened since 11th grade. Thinking about reintroducing me to the doctor.

October 4, 2008

  • After a rough work week and not feeling well a huge dose of college football has me feeling much better.
  • College football has 3 teams in "trending topics". FSU, Texas, and Vandy. Happy to see some college football fans on Twitter
  • Gophers beat Indiana 16-7. 5-1, way to go defense. Let me say that again 5-1, way to go defense. My hope for 5-7 or 6-6 was conservative WOW
  • O.J. Simpson found guilty on all charges in his Las Vegas trial

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 | October 3, 2008 - September 30, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 3, 2008

  • MN Layoffs: I knew it would start. ResCap to let go 5,000 with 250 in MN with more later. Allina to eliminate 250 jobs through attrition
  • Wall Street Journal: Mortgage Giants' Employees Being Encouraged to Stay
  • Wall Street has already moved on past this vote. Looking at other bad news to focus on. Dow Ind +80. Very moody
  • @wellstoneaction 15 years ago I was an intern for Rep Ramstad and have been an infrequent volunteer over the years. Congrats to you all
  • House passes bill 263 to 171. Dow Ind +190
  • Bailout vote begins: Dow Ind +280
  • Pelosi thanks Kennedy and Ramstad for their work on Mental Health Parity
  • Speaker Pelosi tone much, much different today.
  • Rep Kennedy thanked MN Rep Ramstad and Wellstone family for their work on Mental Health Parity that is part of the bailout
  • Tom Petters arrested today. (hat tip to @ashleymonseth) Channel 5 says he will appear before a federal judge today at 3 pm
  • Jobs Report: -159,000 estimate was -105,000 Unemployment rate stays at 6.1%
  • Wells Fargo to acquire Wachovia without gov't assistance.

October 2, 2008

  • Pitt upsets #10 South Florida on the road. Another ranked team loses on ESPN Thursday night game.
  • My 13 undecided's: Nothing new except 1 to new choices and all watched. Obama 2. McCain 1. Undecided 7. 3 (including me) want new choices
  • #vpdebate Palin, I hope someone does a word check and if so, how may times did she use the word "also"? And then as a noun, verb, adjective?
  • #vpdebate Palin did not lose. Biden did not win. Nothing changes. More wasted time.
  • #vpdebate while historic this debate sucks just like Obama/McCain. Blah, blah, blah. Nothing new. Pitt 17 and #10 South Florida 14 7:11 Q3
  • #vpdebate In this debate neither Biden nor Palin meeting the I can be President bar. Although I think Biden can and Palin likely cannot
  • #vpdebate Observation: The committed left is pointing out how bad Palin is doing. Where is the "way to go Joe"? Not having good moments?
  • #vpdebate 3rd critique. Do you remember that Miss USA candidate with the YouTube moment? Palin flirting with that. Complete sentences please
  • #vpdebate My second critique. I have been a fan of Biden's for years but tonight he seems off. Not sure how to describe it.
  • #vpdebate My first critique. Palin needs to answer the questions as she believes versus trying to sound smart. Was she over prepped?
  • Memo to Biden & Palin: And sucking less than the other is not a win. Must be able to be President at moment's notice.
  • Memo to Biden & Palin: Tonight prove you can or cannot be President. That is the only bar you need to reach.
  • I found the source of my 10:30 pm bed time the other night. I picked up a cold.

October 1, 2008

  • US Senate: New version of economic bill passes 74-25
  • MN Layoffs: TCF Bank to let less than 50 go from their annuity business
  • Southwest Airlines coming to the Twin Cities from @FinanceCommerce
  • Layoffs: With the end of the 3rd quarter I am wondering where the announcements are. Have they been lost in the election and bailout news?
  • Cheezhead: leaders sound off on financial crisis (recruiting leaders)
  • Warren Buffett acquires stake in GE
  • Marshall Goldsmoth Ask the Coach: 7 Steps to Stop Finger-Pointing in a Crisis
  • ReTweet @ComicTwit How come we have to choose from just 2 persons for president, and 50 for Miss America?
  • Citizen Journalist sites: are any in the "middle" or "conservative" ones? I see lots of ones on the "left". Or is CJ code word for "left"?
  • ISM (manufacturing number) 43.5 in September, much lower than expected. August 49.9 in August Dow Ind -170
  • Wishing my MN marketing and media friends a wonderful day at #mimasum08 & #unsummit08 At my recruiter desk all day watching streams from both

September 30, 2008

  • 10:30 pm and I am checking out. Not important other than it has been months since I was in bed before Midnight
  • Minnesota Twins fall to the Chicago White Sox. Crap. Was a fun season to watch. For the AL I now become a Tampa Bay Rays fan. NL, GO CUBS
  • ReTweet: @ComicTwit STOP REPEAT OFFENDERS! Don't Re-elect Them

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 | September 29, 2008 - September 27, 2008 (last one first, links added):

September 29, 2008

  • Hypocrisy: Have yet to see one “D” slam Pelosi for the speech or one “R” slam the 12 so called yes votes going no. Partisanship at its best
  • Seeing @megcanada at Lund's and a new of season Chuck makes up for a Chicago White Sux victory and the idiots in D.C.
  • Pelosi's pre vote remarks, http://tinyurl.com/3v7yjc Just not needed at that point. Agree with her or not who thought this was a good idea?
  • Dow Ind -770 03:15 PM September 29, 2008 from web
  • I want to hear nothing more from Pelosi, Boehner, Bush, Obama and McCain. Someone with brains and integrity please stand up and lead.
  • Here goes my equal opportunity rant again on equal hate for Dem's and Rep's. Pelosi should have kept her mouth shut and Rep's thin skin FAIL

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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 | September 26, 2008 - September 25, 2008 (last one first, links added):

September 26, 2008

  • #debate08 Sad commentary on performance. Obama still standing and seems ready. McCain does not blow gasket or put foot in mouth. That’s good?
  • #debate08 I have 12 undecided's plus me: 2 to Obama. 1 to McCain. 4 undecided. 4 stopped watching. 2 (including me) want new choices.
  • #debate08 Every expert/commentator has said exactly what they as a partisan have been saying. Their guy was good. The other was off his game
  • #debate08 Yeah for Twitter. For the most part it held up. A little slow but it did survive.
  • #debate08 An honest question did anyone learn anything new tonight? Did anyone change their mind? Did anyone choose? I doubt it.
  • #debate08 I can predict what every commentator on every channel will say. Not worth watching. I miss Tim Russert now more than ever :(
  • #debate08 This debate was not needed but for a different reason. Blah, blah, blah. The only ones who demanded this was those already decided
  • #debate08 OK I am sorry, I may have to use Twitter. Obama & McCain, please, answering the f'ing question. I am sorry but still not impressed
  • Dear Obama & McCain: Please give me a reason to vote for you rather than against the other guy. Give me something to believe in. Thanks :)
  • I will not Twitter during the debate | I will not Twitter during the debate | I will not Twitter during the debate | I WILL Twitter after

September 25, 2008


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 | September 24, 2008 - September 23, 2008 (last one first, links added):

September 24, 2008

  • A poll I would like to see the results of: Support Obama | Support McCain | Support the guy who sucks less than the other
  • Obama 6/10 said that it's not realistic for him to attend 10 town hall meetings while doing other campaign activities. He cannot multi task?
  • View from the middle: Obama did not want to do town hall meetings. But now this debate on national security is top priority? I am confused
  • View from the middle: Curious, why not postpone the debate? Does it absolutely have to happen Fri? Are all days of the next 40+ taken?
  • Petters Group: Channel 5 saying focus is on one of the financial entities owned. Not Sun Country, Fingerhut, or Polaroid.

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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 | September 22, 2008 - September 19, 2008 (last one first, links added):

September 22. 2008

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