Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly) and a host of startup companies. Presently, Jim Stroud serves Randstad Sourceright as Senior Director of RPO Recruiting Strategies and Support where he alleviates sourcing headaches for his clients. (Best job ever!)

Jim Stroud has created and sold five online properties,* managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. Jim Stroud has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud for his digital influence. Jim Stroud also served as the emcee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years. He has also presented as a keynote speaker at Sourcing Summit Europe, the Australasian Talent Conference and TRU London.

Jim Stroud is the author of “Content Is The New Sourcing: Strategies for Attracting and Engaging Passive Candidates,” “Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes and Passive Candidates on Google” and “The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World!”. He also produces the “Its all recruiting” podcast.

When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.

* [Properties sold: “Jobseeker’s Revenge,” “The Jada Pages,” “The Hidden Job Report,” “The Recruiters Lounge” and “The Searchologist”]