Career Highlights

What follows is a list of my professional career highlights.

[ 2018 in progress ]

[ 2017 ]

[ 2016 ]

How to deal with unqualified candidates

  • 1.15.2016 – I was a guest on “The Social Recruiting Show” discussing clever retention strategies and creative sourcing strategies.

[ 2015 ]

[ 2014 In review ]

Future of sourcing webinar

Discussed “Headline Recruiting” at SourceCon 2014 in Atlanta


[2013 IN REVIEW]

Jim Stroud at #SHRM13

[2012 IN REVIEW]

[2011 IN REVIEW]

. [2010 IN REVIEW]

[2009 IN REVIEW]

      • CAREER Magazine awarded me a “Who’s Who in the Career Industry” trophy.
      • “Blogging 4 Jobs” cited me as being among their Top 11 Besties of 2009
      • Ranked #7 in the Top 25 HR Digital Influencers 2009 list by the HR Examiner
      • Placed The Recruiters Lounge blog on hiatus so I can focus more on The Searchologist and its subscribers.
      • Launched an iTunes channel for The Searchologist video series.
      • Launched the video series – Searchology and received over 1000 views in its first week! (Later changed the name of the video series to The Searchologist)
      • Cited as a Top 25 HR Blogger for The Recruiters Lounge
      • Created a portfolio site showcasing my video production skills
      • Launched The Searchologist, a blog focused on Online Generation and Resume Sourcing (July 2009)
      • The Recruiters Lounge was cited among the Top 50 HR Blogs to Watch in 2009
      • Quoted in The Wall Street Journal article – “Building Your Brand”
      • Cited by Staffing Industry Analyst as being among the “Who’s Who in Sourcing.”

[2008 IN REVIEW]

[2007 IN REVIEW]

      • Nominated for a’s Blogging Award for The Recruiters Lounge
      • Nominated for a HireAbility’s 2007 Recruiter of the Year Award
      • MC for SourceCon2007 – global premier conference for the Sourcing Community
      • Relaunched “The Day In Recruiting” which now tracks 300+ blogs, podcasts and news stories
      • Redesigned my comic strip “The Recruiting Life”
      • Cited by The HR Capitalist as a Top HR Blog  (The Recruiters Lounge)
      • Cited by JobMatchbox as a Top Recruiting Blog (The Recruiters Lounge)
      • Cited by Alexa as being among the Top 25 Recruiting Blogs (The Recruiters Lounge)
      • Launched a podcast – “The Big Idea” on Kennedy Information’s Recruiting Trends website
      • Switched hosting companies due to the amount of traffic was receiving.
      • Released a series of training videos that explained how to reseach the internet for resumes, passive candidates and how to automate (some of) the sourcing process.
      • Launched the video version of “The Recruters Lounge”
      • Created multiple recruitment videos and podcasts to promote Microsoft opportunities
      • Traveled to India to train recruiters how to source passive candidates from the internet
      • Virtually trained multiple recruiting teams in Latin America and Asia Pacific countries on sourcing strategies and techniques
      • My comic “The Recruiting Life” was nominated by Gnomz for “Best Ongoing Comic Series” and “Best Newcomer of 2006”
      • Published my 100th comic strip of The Recruiting Life
      • Published my 50th podcast episode of The Recruiters Lounge
      • Launched the video edition of The Recruiters Lounge
      • Produced multiple podcasts and videos for Microsoft’s “Technical Careers at Microsoft Jobs Blog”
      • The Recruiters Lounge was cited in Bullhorn’s Research Report: Tools of The Trade 2007 as being among the best blogs on the recruiting industry (50,000 staffing and recruiting professionals were surveyed)
      • Debuted the “2007 Resume Sourcing Survey,” a free industry whitepaper.
      • My “other site” was cited by Workforce Magazine
      • Presented at Microsoft’s Global Staffing Summit
      • Launched video-on-demand training series – “The Recruiters Guide.”

[2006 IN REVIEW]

      • My blog – “Jim Stroud 2.0″ was nominated for a “Best Blog Award” by and was cited as being among the top 10 of all recruiting blogs.
      • Launched – The Day In Recruiting, a one page guide to buzz in the recruitment industry.
      • Received a best blog award from Chimby.
      • My sourcing contest – “Can you find my doggy?” yields 13 winners and a LOT of buzz.
      • ERE hosted one of my podcasts
      • Quoted in Red Herring Magazine and Fast Company
      • My podcast, “The Recruiters Lounge Podcast” was syndicated by the Radio Talent Zoo network.
      • Sold my first blog – “Jobseekers Revenge” to
      • Created “The Recruiting Life,” the first comic strip dedicated to the recruiting industry.
      • Interviewed and cited in the book “Happy About: Linked In For Recruiting.”

[2005 IN REVIEW]

      • While at Google, staffing organization was ranked #18 out of a list of “Top 25 Companies in Recruiting and Talent” by the Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE).
      • Left Google to Join Microsoft as a “Technical Sourcing Consultant.”
      • Regular blogger on Microsoft’s Technical Careers Blog
      • Launched “Digability,” a series of training guides and blog coaching recruiters on how to best leverage the internet.
      • Cited multiple times by Electronic Recruiting Exchange and Online Recruiting Magazine.
      • Cited in a frontpage article of The Wall Street Journal
      • Nominated for multiple blog awards by Won “Best Job Seeker Blog” and “Best Group Blog” due to his contributions on Microsoft’s Technical Careers Blog



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