Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Job Seekers: Become a Bigger Whale

Loved Guy Kawasaki's quote from an article in the Belleville News Democrat. To explain how his blog has helped his Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm, Garage Technology Ventures, Kawasaki turned to a whale analogy.

"As a venture capitalist you have to be like a sperm whale," he began. "You have to take in thousands of gallons of water to strain it out and get some plankton to eat. That's what a (venture capitalist) does (sounds a little like what often goes on in recruiting, also).

"Now, because of my blog, I'm a bigger whale. Or my mouth is bigger. More companies contact me because of the blog."

Job seekers: what can you do to do to make yourself a bigger whale? What can help you cast your net a bit farther? What can you do to make yourself easier to find?

Blog? Hmmmm...it almost sounds too easy.

Dennis Smith
T-Mobile Recruiting

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, maybe I'm being a little anal retentive, but the sperm whale is a toothed whale and it hunts big creatures. The analogy only works if it's a whale that uses baleen to screen plankton out of the water.