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Shannon Seery, EXCELER8ion.com

Great post. We can't forget that we are social animals, and writing can only go so far, but the web and blogging in particular has been an efficient way to find and connect to people that I have common interests with. While I don't feel that it has the depth that a live connection brings, being able to cut through the clutter and find people this way is truly amazing. I have made more real valuable connections in the last year of blogging than I have probably since college. Getting to meet you in person makes our experience of writing to each other much different than if you and I had never met. I can picture and almost hear the intonations in your writing that wouldn't be possible had we not met. There is an underlying level of understanding that comes with the live connection.

As an aside:

1- I love The Killers - but didn't even know they have a new album, will check that out promptly.

2- I just received Mavericks at Work in the mail yesterday and am dying to dig in.

3- Have I told you how much I love the Pike Place Blend? It is what we make at home every morning now - a great substitute for the Torrefazione Palermo.

;-)

Dennis Smith

Man, have I been out of it, or what?! I didn't even know that our fave Coffee-Man was now the Blogging-Coffee-Man!

Nice post, Jason.

By the way, thanks for Not Working, I mean, Networking with me in FL.

Dennis

Cuppa J

Given Dennis' comment, I might also point out that Networking ≠ "Not Working" as well. One needs to incorporate the effort into one's career, as an extension of one's job, whatever that might be (recruiting or not).

Ben

I was just at a local recruiter's meeting tonight where we were talking about how few recruiters in our area ever actually see the light of day, whether it be attending networking meetings, reading blogs or ERE, or interacting with the Jobsters & LinkedIns of the world.

I agree with you 100% that these new online social networking tools are nothing more than a means to an end. But for what ever reason, too many professionals, recruiters included, seem to shut themselves off from the rest of the world. It's uncomfortable for many I suppose.

I hear 'I just don't have time' in most cases, but if you make time, you will have time. You must commit to networking, the time you take to do so is a strategic benefit to your career and your lifetime of learning.

Recruiting Animal

Not as many concerts as this guy: Bill Daverne of Napanee Ontario. He's a wildman. I think he did 153 on the last big tour. And he always has to get right up front in the pit.

I called him up for a chat about Bit Torrent when I was still at the Canadian Headhunter blog and he told me his story.

http://tinyurl.com/y4wfqz

Recruiting Animal

Actually don't go to my blog, this is a good article about him from an Atlanta newspaper.

http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A11492

Juno888

I agree with you 100% that these new online social networking tools are nothing more than a means to an end. But for what ever reason, too many professionals, recruiters included, seem to shut themselves off from the rest of the world. It's uncomfortable for many I suppose.

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