Friday, March 30, 2007

Why is it so cool to work for Google?

Because we have new exciting travel policy ....;-)

Meeting with Dave Mendoza

I met with Dave Mendoza yesterday since he decided to have short holiday break in Prague.
We had a long and very interesting conversation on loads of stuff including utilizing text messages for sourcing, LinkedIn cheats, JobMachine prospects in Europe as well as what chances do we have to loose our jobs during bubble 2.0 ...:-)
I'm a big fan of what Dave and Shally are doing and I think that they have a decent chance of success.
I hope we will be meeting more regularly from now on.

1 click answer from Answers.com and sourcing diversity candidtes trough LinkedIn

1 Click Answer from Answers.com

When being a technology recruiter you need to stay up to date with technology, but does that mean that you need to get CS degree?
No it's absolutely fine if you know how to use the tools that will keep you stay updated. All you need to do is just download this add-on and you're able to look almost anything in word/pdf/HTML resume to see what this technology does using Alt + right click.



How to qualify female engineers trough LinkedIn?


Since the beginning of the times men were fighting to have more women and in XXI this war turned into 'war for (female) engineering talent'. Every technology organisation struggles to get enough diversity staff so diversity sourcing/recruitment is ussually one of the hardest tasks. I recently found a list of female names on the internet (not perfect and not too long but still better then nothing) and I keep on updating it with new names.
How do I use it with LinkedIn? Try keywords like: Mirella, java or Anna, C++, or Lisa and Unix etc Of course not all results are perfect but since there is no any perfect web sourcing methods for diversity this one seems to be one of the best and LinkedIn is where I started but there are more and more other sources you can use your names list with (search engines, metasearches, other networking sites etc)

good luck