Eight years ago, when I wanted to start a blog, I got in touch with my friend, Jim Durbin. At the time, Jim billed himself as the social media recruiter. He's always been an avid and expert authority on blogging. Jim helped me understand the hows, whys and wheres about blogging and creating an online brand identity. He interviewed me recently and posted the interview on his blog, called (cleverly enough) Digital Marketing Headhunter.
Here's the body of the Interview, re-published here, with Jim's permission.
At the time, local recruiting firm blogs were growing, but most recruiters gave them up or passed them off to someone else to write. There are only a handful left, poeple like Paul in Minneapolis, Will Thomson in Austin, and of course, Harry Joiner in Atlanta.
Bob was not a trained recruiter when he started. He was a photographer and a marketer, and one day picked up the phone and started making placements with his deep knowledge of the industry. He does that most feared placement - the agency, and he does it well (for those not in marketing, it's feared because agencies try to hire based on prospective clients, which they aren't sure they need until the client is signed, and then they need a talented person immediately).