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March 18, 2011

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Personal Branding: Living to Work or Working to Live?

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Personal Branding: Living to Work or Working to Live?

According to Beth LaPierre, Eastman Kodak’s chief listening officer, personal branding is bull$%*# —as are diplomas and your professional network. She says, “It’s not about who you say you are; it’s about who you are.” At last week’s South by Southwest Interactive conference, LaPierre led an interesting conversation that touched on many topics of interest [...]

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March 17, 2011

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The Best Talent Wins: A Conversation with Waste Management’s Brent McCombs

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The Best Talent Wins: A Conversation with Waste Management’s Brent McCombs

Our Monster thought leadership video series continues with Brent McCombs, Vice President of Talent for Waste Management, the leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. Brent recently attended our Monster Meet-up at SXSW, a networking opportunity for SXSW attendees to make face to face connections with Monster customers leading the way in technology and innovation. For [...]

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March 16, 2011

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The Best Talent Wins. A conversation with Rackspace Hosting’s Michael Long

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The Best Talent Wins. A conversation with Rackspace Hosting’s Michael Long

As part of our activation here at SXSW, Monster hosted a Meet-up event providing a unique networking opportunity for attendees to meet employers with open jobs they are looking to fill in IT, digital marketing, social media, content creation and more. Monster customers including Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, General Electric, Rackspace Hosting and Waste Management introduced [...]

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March 16, 2011

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Is the Internet Destroying Your Productivity?

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Is the Internet Destroying Your Productivity?

New York Times columnist David Carr says, “I’m so productive, I never get anything done.” Sound familiar? Then you were probably too busy to attend this SXSW panel discussion, where Carr was joined by Molly McAleer, CEO of MollsSheWrote; Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor of The Atlantic; and Anthony De Rosa, a co-founder of Neighborhoodr.com—along with [...]

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March 15, 2011

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Monster Thinkers: Meet The Thought Leaders Behind the 2011 SXSW Buzz

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Monster Thinkers: Meet The Thought Leaders Behind the 2011 SXSW Buzz

MonsterThinking had the opportunity to interview several of the most sought-after thought leaders, influencers, and media presenting at the SXSW interactive 2011 Festival. Highlights from our conversations range from a look at some of the hottest technology platforms coming out of SXSW to the most popular session topics and trends affecting both employers and job [...]

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March 15, 2011

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2011 Aberdeen HCM Summit: “It’s All About Engagement”

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2011 Aberdeen HCM Summit: “It’s All About Engagement”

Last week The Aberdeen Group concluded its annual Human Capital Management Summit in New York City; check out #hcm2011 on Twitter for a recap of the conversation.

The participation and support shown by the members of the Human Capital community ensured this event truly lived up to its billing as a ‘summit,’ in the most literal sense, defined by Webster’s as “the topmost level obtainable.”

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March 14, 2011

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How To Get Your Breakthrough Ideas Approved by Decision Makers

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How To Get Your Breakthrough Ideas Approved by Decision Makers

You have great ideas, but how do you get your employer to implement them? Whether it’s a cool mobile app, a new social media strategy, or a Website redesign, many ideas stall in the approval process or get shot down by management—and this can be extremely frustrating for innovators. John Ellett, CEO of nFusion, says [...]

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March 14, 2011

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Brave New World: Debating Brands’ Role As Publishers

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Brave New World: Debating Brands’ Role As Publishers

This 2011 South by Southwest Interactive panel began by presenting a simple fact: 25% of marketing budgets are going to content creation. This likely means more jobs in content publishing on the corporate side (as opposed to “traditional” media), as the media business itself changes and publishing tools have become more readily available to businesses both big and small.

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March 14, 2011

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2011 SXSW: Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Career Advice Adventure

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2011 SXSW: Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Career Advice Adventure

In a jam-packed conference hall at 2011 SXSW Interactive, Paul Reubens (also—if not better—known as Pee-Wee Herman) presented a funny, enlightening, and encouraging discussion of his long career. And in doing so, he provided some excellent career advice.

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