In 2007, I started Blogging4Jobs and built my blog and my voice after spending a great deal of time reading, subscribing and researching blogs, including a handful of early favorites including, The Recruiting Lounge. These early blogs have shaped hundreds if not thousands of recruiting, HR and technology conversations. I’m honored to help facilitate more conversations and follow in the footsteps of those before me.
Jim Stroud, the founder of The Recruiter’s Lounge and I caught up with one another a few weeks ago which is where acquisition conversations started and we got the ball rolling. He’s been a mentor and someone I’ve long admired in the recruiting space. I first met him in London in 2009 and he continues to inspire me with the contributions to the recruiting industry. TRL began publishing in January 2005 and has provided information and insights into the wacky world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more. It’s nearly 2,700 blog posts and counting. You can understand why this announcement is so exciting! I jumped at the chance to have the opportunity to help maintain the bar that Jim set here at TRL with our conversations focused on internet search, sourcing and recruiting. In short, Blogging4Jobs is adding The Recruiter’s Lounge to the Blogging4Jobs family of blogs which includes Blogging4Jobs, Workology and HRBlogger.info.
I’m excited to take Jim’s blog under my wings, maintain the integrity of his awesome content and continue its focus on recruiting, sourcing and the job search. We have also created a new Twitter account for the blog, @recruiterhacks. You can also connect with Jim going forward on his personal blog, JimStroud.com.
This is my second acquisition having first purchased Secrets of the Job Hunt in 2012. We will be continuing to focus on recruiting and sourcing topics on TRL and expanding our webinars and training offerings for these groups too. At our current learning management system, we have over 25 free webinars available on a variety of HR, recruiting and sourcing topics.Blogging4Jobs content and conversations will not change. They will be focused on HR, social media and leadership topics just as they always been.
I’m excited about seeing what the future holds. Thanks for joining in on this blogging journey. Interested in being a part of it? Contact us to talk about writing or advertising on Blogging4Jobs or The Recruiter’s Lounge.