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New media tech guru Guy Kawasaki has posted a great “to do” list to keep fast growing companies from creating a “Bozo explosion” – a slide into workforce mediocracy.

A favorite:

“Your HR department requires … five to ten years work experience in an industry that is only four years old.”


“Hiring a bozo with the “right” resume can drag down other employees and increase the probability of hiring more bozos. Not hiring a great person because she lacks the “right” resume is not as harmful but is a mistake too.”

Read it all at:

“Experienced, high performance sales executive seeking a new opportunity.


I didn’t take the time to learn anything about your company.

Or the names of any of the executives, HR managers or recruiters.

Or take the time to write you a personalized cover letter/email.

Or tell you how I can help your organization.

Or follow-up.

“Hire me.”


“My salary requirements are negotiable based upon the position and the overall total compensation package, including benefits.” Has anyone ever been impressed by that answer?

Buried by content and the content creators? Observations and advice on hiring and managing creative people (as well as writing really well) from one of the original “Mad Men” David Ogilvy, thanks to ” The Unpublished David Ogilvy/”

Hiring for New Media Start-ups

Saw a re-publish of a LinkedIn article from the New media Lab.  Some insights on what to look for when staffing up a “new media” organization.

What’s a Tuesday for if not to be self-serving? Good “Undercover Recruiter” piece on need for a friendly, neighborhood recruiter. Keep us in mind.

J.T. O’Donnell, a career coach and founder & CEO of, has posted an informative article on what to say when the person who’s interviewing asks about compensation. Read it at:
It has some good tips, especially about not closing any doors by starting the negotiations off on the wrong foot.

Employers, we can talk about why it’s better to let your recruiter have the first conversation on compensation.

Candidates, it’s the same message. You don;t want to hear that door slam.

For either party, it’s the best way of not having to live with the unpleasant feeling you somehow left “something on the table” during compensation negotiation.

Six Signs Your Boss Hates You…

7. You are transferred to the person who’s going to fire you (the boss dislikes “conflict”).

8. His wife sneers when she walks by your office.

(add your own…)