Jim Stroud

About the Author

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, he serves Randstad Sourceright as senior director of RPO recruiting strategies and support, where he alleviates sourcing headaches for his clients. (Best job ever!)

He 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. He has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. He has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, U.S. News and World Report, the 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. He 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.

He 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!”

When not online, he suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.

Podcast: LinkedIn; Zappos; Personalized Career Sites; Job Boards, and More

Why candidates aren’t completing the application process. What’s up with Zappos and its “no more more job descriptions” program. How LinkedIn can be better. Some truly innovative recruiting technology companies. I talk about all that with Steven Rothberg of CollegeRecruiter in the 32-minute podcast below.

eGrabber Wins (Another) Patent

I have been a fan of eGrabber for some time. It began back when I started the blog, The Recruiters Lounge, and has continued since (In full disclosure: eGrabber has sponsored “The Recruiters Lounge” in the past). I spoke with eGrabber CEO, Chandra Bodapati, the other day and was elated to know that…

I Met Marie at SourceCon…

I met Marie Journey at SourceCon, the very first SourceCon event actually. We chatted and laughed and talked about all things sourcing. She had a passion for the work she performed and was generous with her knowledge. She was, for a time, a prolific blogger. If you take the time to Google her,…

eGrabber Patents Sourcing of Emails

A VERY big shout out of congratulations to Chandra Bodapati (et al) for receiving a patent on “methods and systems for determining email addresses.” How cool is that?! I hope to interview him online about this soon. (fingers crossed) In the meantime, I can only speculate what this means to all of the other recruiting…