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Monster 5 For Friday – 2011 SXSW Preview Edition

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The headlines this week left most of the country pondering a profound question that has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen: “What is A Collective Bargaining Agreement?”  Of course, as any labor relations and HR professionals can tell you, it’s a simple question with a complex answer.

Way too big to fit into a tweet.  And besides, it’s neither an election year or football season.  And when it comes to trending topics, pensions and defined benefits stand a poor chance against #MarchMadness or #winning

Next week, however, both current champions are likely to be dethroned by one hashtag that’s come to epitomize the collective corporate cool that fuels both innovations and the number of adapters we have to tote around.  That’s right.  Tomorrow, #sxsw (pronounced 2011 South by Southwest) gets under way.

Team @monsterww will be on the frontlines, waging our own version of the war for talent, where we’ll be fighting to match the best talent with the best opportunities.  Our weapons: 6Sense Semantic Search Technology, a cool hashtag and karaoke#sxswmonster

Not to say we don’t have some cool new surprises up our sleeve.  So remember to tune in to www.monsterthinking.com where we’ll be taking the frontlines online to find out how Monster’s helping power the next generation of job search.  Or, you know, you can read our press release.

To help get ready for kick off tomorrow, this 2011 SXSW Monster 5 Special Edition features “essential reading” for first timers and seasoned veterans alike.  If you’re not going to be in Austin, you might also want to figure out what the heck everyone’s going to be talking about this time next week.

Unfortunately, you’re still probably not going to get an answer to “What is a collective bargaining agreement?”

The Monster 5 For Friday: 2011 SXSW Edition (03.11.2011)

5. HR Blogger and Social Recruiting Guide to SXSW & Parties: Jessica Miller-Merrill is speaking our language (and keywords).

4. The Value of SXSW Really, you should trust CC Chapman on this one…

3. Content CreationDavid Meerman Scott agrees…

2. 7 Tips for Networking at SXSW …and Inc.’s Christine Lagorio shows how to make it all pay off(line)…

1. A User’s Guide for SXSW 2011 …provided we carry this post from Forbes’ Bonin Bough around in our wallet.

Which of these was your favorite?  What did we miss?  Let us know by leaving a comment below (you know the drill).

See you in Austin!

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