Jim Stroud is a “Searchologist” (someone adept at online research) with an expertise in the full life-cycle placement of Executive and Technical personnel, Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. He has consulted for such companies as Google, Siemens, MCI and a host of start-up companies. During his tenure with Microsoft, he served as a Technical Sourcing Consultant and was a regular contributor to Microsoft’s Technical Careers Blog.

He is presently a Social Media Development Manager for EnglishCafe – the premier English learning community for global professionals. When not engaged in Recruitment Research, Competitive Intelligence and Training projects for the aforementioned organizations, Jim created and sold two online properties while managing the award-winning blog – The Recruiters Lounge of which he still contributes.

Jim also produces The Searchologist website where he teaches Recruiters resume sourcing and lead generation strategies via articles, a video series and a print publication. He is also co-host of the technology podcast – Friday Traffic Report and co-founder of  The Hidden Job Report. In January 2011, Jim launched – The Jim Stroud Show, a weekly video series for jobseekers.  (Check out Jim’s resume, various projects, career highlights and other bits of shameless self-promotion.)

When Jim Stroud is not online, he suffers severe withdrawal pains that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.