Gretchen Ledgard and Zoe Goldring, catalysts of the recruitment blogging phenomenon, discuss their blogging tenure with Microsoft and their entrepreneurial venture – Job Syntax. (I highly recommend their services!)
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Gretchen Ledgard learned the ins and outs of technical recruiting and employment marketing at the Microsoft Corporation. During her 6 years with Microsoft, she sourced, evaluated, and closed computer engineers for the company’s international, college, and industry recruiting teams, and she managed the marketing programs that attracted the software industry’s best technical talent to the company. An advocate of leveraging online communities to better reach the company’s technical applicants, Gretchen co-founded and managed a popular weblog that was named recruiting.com’s Best Blog for Job Seekers in 2005. Gretchen holds a BA in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.
Zoe Goldring began her professional recruiting career at the Microsoft Corporation in 1999. She cut her teeth on recruiting candidates from various international locations prior to moving on to sourcing, evaluating and closing top quality employees for almost every technical position and division within the company. With her passion for reaching out to technical candidates, she co-founded a highly praised weblog, pioneering innovative ways to connect jobseekers to employers. Zoe has a BA in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University.
Original air date: JULY 1, 2010 – Jim and Karen banter about age discrimination and looking for work in a sucky economy. (Hey Google, is it true that you are over-the-hill when you hit 40? ) Plus, working as a contractor vs working as an employee, which is better? Ah! You think you know, but do you really? Tune in for a very interesting take on that question.
HR Discusses David Letterman – In episode #132, Jim Stroud takes a break this episode and leaves the Lounge in the hands of Karen Mattonen (oboy!) and her guests: Joshua Letourneau, Karla Porter and Steve Markin. The topic is all about David Letterman’s workplace scandal. Tune in to hear all the juicy bits.
This retro episode of “The Recruiters Lounge” originally posted on September 11, 2006. In it Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen hang out with David Shieldhouse, co-founder of Zubka.com – a social network that pays for each hire you refer.