Jim StroudI love me some Netflix. Such being the case, I have an emotional investment in its success. That being said, I want to share an idea on a recruitment strategy that could benefit Netflix for the life of the enterprise. Intrigued? If so, read on.

Let’s imagine that you have applied for your dream job at Netflix. At some point, you would have volunteered your email so Netflix could contact you later. Should you login into Netflix with the same email you used to apply for a job, you would get additional choices. Check out my mockup below.

Recruitment strategy for Netflix

Clicking the “Jobs at Netflix” option would connect you to a special landing page showcasing jobs relevant to your background and videos promoting the culture of the company. How cool is that? Now, I realize that some would prefer not to have the “Jobs at Netflix” choice on their profile and I can understand why. What if a co-worker stops by to see your new big screen TV?

“Hey,” they say. “When I login to Netflix I don’t see a jobs option. Why do you have one?”


So, should this strategy be enacted, Netflix should give users the ability to turn off the “Jobs at Netflix” button. They should also send them an email before the button is live on their profile along with an explanation of how it got there. Make sense?

What do you think of this idea?


find jobs on the hidden job market

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 job boards out there? This means that there are jobs being posted online on job boards you are unaware of. Fortunately for you, Google indexes a lot (if not all) of them. Yet, how does one search all of those job boards? Well, I might have the answer.

Below is a list of search strings for finding jobs on Google. It is designed for recruiters who are looking for work, but anyone can use them. Simply change the word “recruiter” to whatever job title. Make sense?

Good luck with your job search!


P.S. Feel free to pass this around to any and all concerned. No need to ask permission. Go ahead and share it. (But you cannot sell it.)




Sharing tweets of very cool and unique job search strategies I found online. If you are looking for work or, new ways to promote your personal brand, these tips are for you. Enjoy…









This morning I woke up to a very pleasant surprise. According to a report posted on ERE, The Recruiters Lounge is on the top 25 list of sources shared by recruiters on Twitter. Wow! Really? Who knew?

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I also discovered that I was among the most retweeted bloggers on Twitter as well. Zowie!

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A BIG thank you to everyone who reads and shares my content. I am very, very appreciative of that. Again, thank you.

Hat tip to Todd Raphael for getting the list together.

Jim Stroud


Today, I was fortunate enough to hang out with some friends over at Roswell United Methodist Church. I gave a presentation to jobseekers called, “Jobhunting and Online Privacy.” The people were kind and seemed to stay awake for most of it. (Yay!)

I gave out a lot of information (as is my habit) and promised to make it available online for them to review again. As such, I am including my presentation below for them and anyone else who could use the advice.


Although I did not promise this, I wanted to include a couple of additional items as well. For one, I want to share my job search ebook, “How to Find a Job Now (…and never have to look again!).”


How To Find a Job Now (…and never have to look again!) by Jim Stroud by jimstroud

And a video presentation I produced called, “How To Find Hidden Jobs.” Its an hour long (more or less), so pack a lunch.

Umm… I hope all of what I shared is useful above all else and somewhat amusing, if not. Hey, at least you got something out of it. (smile)  Oh! Before I go, if you find these resources “worth it,” please email a link, tweet it, Facebook “like” it, give it a Plus One, leave a comment or all of the above. I really would like to get this out to everyone that can use this advice. So, help me pay it forward. Okay? Cool.

Alright, I’m outta here like last year! Good luck to everyone with their job search.


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