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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
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 four 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. | http://buff.ly/1EqEnhX
When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.
RPO SR Recruitment Strategies & Support Director @ I am a strategic thought leader advising internal clients on recruitment strategy. My responsibilities include leading a research team focused on diverse sourcing related initiatives and managing internal resources along with additional offshore support. Furthermore, I research new business leads and present the procedures and benefits of our sourcing methodology at sales presentations. In addition to this, I serve as a virtual mentor to all Randstad recruiters and sourcers (not just Randstad Sourceright) via an internal community where tips and best practices are shared.
With great pleasure, I represent Randstad Sourceright at conferences worldwide, develop training materials and produce videos and podcasts that evangelize the company culture and build community inside our organization. // Best job ever. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Greater Atlanta AreaEntrepreneur @ The Recruiters Lounge is an award-winning blog that explores the wacky world of employment with articles, podcasts, comics, videos and more. It is written by Jim Stroud (and friends). The Recruiters Lounge was sold to a leading HR enterprise in 2014. [www.therecruiterslounge.com] From May 2004 to April 2014 (10 years) RemoteDirector, Sourcing & Social Strategy @ Findly is a passionate group of solution providers with great technology, talent recruitment, creative and employment branding at our heart. Findly acquired Bernard Hodes Group in July 2013. To learn more: http://buff.ly/1c7NcxT From July 2013 to January 2014 (7 months) RemoteDirector, Sourcing & Social Strategy @ I worked with digital and account team members to build effective social recruitment and employer brand strategies. I conducted hands-on and virtual training for human resources and recruiting teams of clients in support of a comprehensive social recruiting strategy. Furthermore, I have participated in and shared responsibility in new business pitches of digital and social strategy.
Serving as a subject matter expert, I have trained internal sales staff on lead generation strategies and regularly informed my peers on new trends in the arena of social and mobile recruiting. Moreover, I stayed current on digital innovations so as to brainstorm new solution and product offerings.
During my tenure, I represented my employer at conferences and evangelized the brand via a series of online videos and miscellaneous content. I was often solicited for repeat client engagements and invited to return to conferences where I spoke on behalf of my employer. From July 2011 to July 2013 (2 years 1 month) RemotePODCAST - The Friday Traffic Report @ The Friday Traffic Report is a weekly podcast and online video series dedicated to the world of tech and social media from an online marketing point of view. It is co-hosted by Jim Stroud and Jack Humphrey. 200+ episodes have been published since It was created in 2008. Said episodes have been listened to over 102,000 times by an online audience. www.fridaytrafficreport.com From April 2008 to March 2013 (5 years) RemoteSocial Media Development Manager @ While working remotely from Atlanta, I developed and implemented innovative strategies for web-based user procurement for the English learning community – EnglishCafe.com. I initiated and tracked the effectiveness of outreach programs. I researched, analyzed, and monitored financial, technological, and demographic factors in order to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize the effects of competitive activity. As a Community Manager, I kept users engaged and converted them into evangelists for the EnglishCafe brand. My duties also extended to content creation and managing content from internal thought leaders and community for placement on the EnglishCafe homepage which changed twice daily. My duties also extended to working with web developers in the design and usability of the web site and leading a team of marketing interns to perform various SEO and community engagement tasks.
At this writing, my successes at EnglishCafe include:
* Writing 350+ blog posts to include articles, podcasts, comics and original videos.
* Creating and nurturing a community of 50,000+ fans across multiple networks (YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and Twitter).
* Producing 2 popular web series for English learners: "The Jim and Jen Show" and "Learn English with Jim" which branded EnglishCafe as a choice destination for English learners, increased community engagement and sold company products. From March 2008 to March 2011 (3 years 1 month) RemoteTheSearchologist.com - Recruiter Training @ Since 2001, I have produced training videos, how-to guides and step-by-step tutorials on Resume Sourcing and Lead Generation for Recruiters. I have continued this tradition with "The Searchologist."
The Searchologist is a blog that gives tips, tricks and strategies about Online Lead Generation and Resume Sourcing. It is ideally suited for Recruiters and Sourcers seeking passive candidates. A paid monthly subscription is required to access the archived content. Topics discussed in The Searchologist include:
* How to search Google for free resumes
* How to search Yahoo for free resumes
* How to find clients for your recruiting business
* How to automate your resume sourcing
* How to recruit with YouTube
The Searchologist is also an online video webseries that can be accessed via iTunes and YouTube. From September 2009 to January 2011 (1 year 5 months) RemotePODCAST - The Recruiters Lounge Podcast Series @ The Recruiters Lounge is a podcast of news, interviews and commentary on the recruiting industry. It is produced and hosted by Jim Stroud and co-hosted by Karen Mattonen. 100+ episodes of this series have been produced. You can hear the archived material on www.hirecentrix.com. From February 2006 to January 2011 (5 years) RemotePODCAST - I Live Online @ I Live Online was a weekly video series that focused on consumer technology, mobile apps and social media. It ran from January 2008 to June 2009. It was produced by Jim Stroud who also served as its host. It was co-hosted by Jake Press who also served as a writer on the series. Archives of this series can be found on YouTube and Vimeo. From January 2008 to June 2009 (1 year 6 months) Greater Atlanta AreaTechnical Sourcing Consultant @ While working remotely from Atlanta, I implemented a wide range of online resources, software, web enabled tools and innovative strategies to source active and passive candidates. Initially my focus was on sourcing senior technical personnel for the Win Client and Mobile and Embedded Devices Groups then towards the end of my tenure, I pursued software developers all over the world (Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Asia) for the International Recruiting Team. In this role, I used traditional methods and social media strategies (MySpace, YouTube, Usenet, podcasts and online video) to market opportunities to passive candidates and fill open positions that were historically difficult to close. In addition to my recruiting related activities, I conducted special projects in the field of marketing, competitive intelligence and recruitment research training. I was a consistent contributor to the "Microsoft Technical Careers @ Microsoft" blog which was awarded for “Best Group Blog” and “Best Job Seeker Blog” by Recruiting.com during my tenure. From April 2005 to March 2008 (3 years) RemoteSearchologist - Internet Researcher @ Engaged in confidential Strategic Sourcing projects working remotely from Atlanta. Strong focus on recruiting experienced Software Engineers and developing a Talent Pipeline. From December 2004 to April 2005 (5 months) RemoteInternet Researcher and Competitive Intelligence @ Hired as a contract employee within this startup division of consolidated recruitment services. Chief responsibility was sourcing personnel in the areas of Materials, Distribution, Engineering, Factory Automation and Logistics. Successfully manipulated the internet for candidate sourcing and lead generation of referrals in support of diverse requisitions on a national basis. As a resource for future use, created a network of jobseeker groups nationwide. Leveraged online resources for competitive intelligence. For example, virtual maps of competitors’ operations were created for the purpose of targeting the best talent for certain geographic areas. Initiated and maintained a database of present and former employees of rival companies. Developed and utilized stratagems on how to generate targeted leads from current employees and gathered metrics to better qualify best practices. From March 2003 to December 2004 (1 year 10 months) Greater Atlanta AreaAccount Executive @ 3rd employee hired in this startup organization that focused on staffing post and pre-IPO Internet companies. Generated net revenues for the company surpassing $700,000.00. Said number is representative of fees collected as a result of placing permanent, contract and contract to hire personnel. Responsibilities included serving as Internet Researcher, Lead Recruiter, Business Developer and representing employer at speaking engagements. From August 1999 to December 2002 (3 years 5 months) Greater Atlanta AreaInternet Researcher @ First contract employee for this Internet Start-up Company. Sourced potential hires for various clients and brainstormed innovative recruiting techniques. I also served as team lead on developing Websites for clientele. From May 1999 to July 1999 (3 months) Greater Atlanta AreaInternet Researcher @ Initially hired as contract employee with MCI but, acquired a permanent position within a year. 2nd employee hired in this start-up division that focused on Internet Research. Chief responsibility was to source technical personnel via the Internet. Initially screened candidates before presentation to recruiters, then converted to employing a source and select model of research. Successfully sourced 43 hires, in support of 30 recruiters. As a result of team efforts, Internet Research accounted for 20% of all hires.
In addition to direct support, proactively facilitated a stream of qualified candidates by implementing initiatives in support of an overall recruiting strategy. Said initiatives included: Diversity Recruitment, Measurement of Recruiting Trends, Virtual Job Fairs, a Corporate Alumni forum and the creation of Jobs2Go, a careersite that promoted MCI as the employer of choice. From March 1997 to April 1999 (2 years 2 months) Greater Atlanta Area
Georgia State University From 1985 to 1990 Jim Stroud is skilled in: Sourcing, Recruiting, Blogging, Lead Generation, Social Media, Talent Acquisition, Training, Online Marketing, Public Speaking