• Iggy Azalea and The Bourbon Chase

    By Tim Savage \ @TimSavage \ tim@talentattach.com

    “Hold you down, like I was giving lessons in physics”. That is what I heard from behind me while running the last leg of the Bourbon Chase. In the moment, I was out of energy and running up a steep hill and was not sure how I was going to make it. The runner behind me had Iggy Azalea blasting out her iPhone with the above lyric reaching my ears.

    The Bourbon Chase is a few thousand people running a relay chase across Kentucky. It does a fantastic job highlighting the state of Kentucky and its Bourbon industry while showing the beauty of the Bluegrass Countryside. Each runner finishes with 17.1 total miles. You get to run next to hundreds of runners and sometimes it is just you running in the middle of the night with no one around. In this case it was me and one person behind me playing Iggy Azalea.

    It got me thinking, Iggy and the Bourbon Chase have a good bit in common. Iggy came onto the charts super quickly and has opened the market for her style of Hip Hop and emceeing. The Bourbon Chase shows the exciting rise of running and its cultural dominance in fitness.

    Here are some things we can learn from them both:

    Build a great team. Iggy has collaborated with people like Jennifer Lopez, Jesse J & Ariana Grande. The Bourbon Chase creates partnerships between you and your 5 other team mates during the relay.

    Run the race You run. Iggy has a style that is all her own. You can see she has been well influenced and has unprecedented skills. The most impressive part of Iggy is that she has her own style. No one is like her, through plenty are coming up that will sound just like her. When you are running the 17 miles, in three different legs, through the night with little sleep you have to keep to your own style of running. You can not get influenced by someone who cuts in on you or become overwhelmed by a huge hill. You have to make your plan and run the race you planned. When you reach the finish line you will always be able to finish strong.

    Rock the right gear. Iggy is on the top of the Hip Hop, Pop and Fashion game. Gear matters for Iggy. Her microphone & in-ears give her the right on stage sound sound to her stilettos that let her walk through a full day of interviews on her feet.  At the Bourbon Chase, I ran in Hokas running shoes and it made all of the difference on my feet coupled with Map My Run telling me my pace and distance traveled via Siri’s voice from my iPhone.

    At the end of the day you have got to be you. In everything you do. The race is always longer than you think and the prize is never big enough to drive you to the end. You have to want it from the inside first, then every step of the race will be in forward action and crossing the finish line will be a celebration of the accomplishment. Go for it!

    Photo Credit : Mu Arab

     

  • Recruiter

    By Tim Savage \ @TimSavage \ tim@talentattach.com

    Great recruiters are effective. They have a system that works. They know their industry and how to reach the best people. They consistently deliver candidates and create new business from working this system. You know you are working with a great recruiter because they are steady, effective and always focused on filling the active position.

    Make it a career. When you are delivering on a regular basis you tend to want more from your job and genuinely want to make it career. You want to be around other recruiters that have been with the company 20 years. You can learn from them and you can build your system faster by having the right people.

    Invitation. If you are a recruiter like the one mentioned above you are invited to apply for a place on the team with our client.

    You

    • Average billing $250K+
    • Industry specialization
    • 5+ Years Client Acquisition & Candidate Placement
    • Proven team player track record
    • Industry recognition

    The Team

    • Lead by a world-class trainer who teaches one-on-one
    • 40 years of experience, one of the oldest, and largest, privately held search firms in the country
    • Eight years average tenure of the staff members on our recruiting team
    • Strong benefits, including a 401(k) and profit-sharing plan
    • Great resources and support, including research staff
    • Corporate and elegant office

    High End Recruiter Team

  • Holy Cow! What We Can Learn From Buffer’s Customer Service Win!

    Holy Cow What We Can Learn From Buffer’s Customer Service Win

    Distributing content is the hardest and most exciting part of marketing. You get to think out the full reach of the words you are sharing and celebrate when they reach their intended target. Buffer offers the best distribution of content via social media.

    Buffer is not only the best in content distribution, they also are quite possibly the best in customer service on social media and in person.

    When I got overcharged for their service they immediately received an email from me along with a tweet and a couple LinkedIn Inmails. Within 15 minutes I was refunded and in direct communication with someone from the dev team to fix the problem that resulted in the overcharging.

    Holy Cow Buffer

    The best part was how willing they are to serve their customer. The opening statement of the email to me was “Holy Cow!”. That playfulness and openness to their fault in the matter immediately let me know everything was going to be alright. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that they were partnering with me as I use the Buffer service and not just seeing me as a customer.

    The best part was how willing they are to serve their customer. The opening statement of the email to me was “Holy Cow!”. That playfulness and openness to their fault in the matter immediately let me know everything was going to be alright. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that they were partnering with me as I use the Buffer service and not just seeing me as a customer.

  • Miami Represents Creative America

    Ruthie Bird w/ Panther Coffee

    Panther Coffee Miami Beach (Courtesy of Mark Diamond)

    Panther Coffee Miami Beach (Courtesy of Mark Diamond)

     

     

    Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Art Wynwood and Miami Art + Design bring a wave of art to Miami - See more at- http-::www.miamicitysocial.com:art-festivals-take-over-miami-this-weekend by patrick heary

    Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Art Wynwood and Miami Art + Design bring a wave of art to Miami

    The Lab Miami  Co-Founders by The Next Web

    The Lab Miami Co-Founders by The Next Web

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    Diana Contreras ART 02:26:2014 By Heike Dempster

    Miami IS Creative

    by Tim Savage

    America is big. The culture of MIami encompasses all the countries from South, Central & North America. They all seem to collide in Miami BeachBrickell & Wynwood, Miami, Florida. If you have not been to Wynwood, then you need to get there and see the center of American art & culture.

    Entrepreneurs are everywhere. The ideas are running wild. Take a look at U-Doodle. There is actually a shortage of developers, so Wyncode is training them up. We are currently working on a number of positions that support creative businesses in Miami.

    The Lab. When I visited The Lab Miami it became clear that this is what all cities are trying to do. You want a room of creative people building businesses on a street lined with beautiful artwork on the walls done by world renowned artists, theaters and the best coffee shop, Panther Coffee, on the planet around the corner.

    About TalentAttach

    Social Recruiting and Content Marketing. TalentAttach works with companies on increasing the effectiveness of their social recruiting and virility of their content marketing. This is done by building lifelong relationships with people through social media, social events, serving the community and authentically being apart of people’s lives. Our clients benefit from these relationships for building their teams, business development and collaboration. The difference is we are completely relationship focused. The relationships we build are with the best people in their industry and profession. By retaining TalentAttach you will benefit from the holistic effect of effectively meeting and building with the best people you can work with.

    tim@talentattach.com

    TalentAttach.com

    Picture Credits

    1) Ruthie Bird

    2) Panther Coffee Miami Beach (Courtesy of Mark Diamond) & Cris Ramos

    3) Art Wynwood and Miami Art + Design bring a wave of art to Miami – Miami.com

    4) TheNextWeb.com

    5) Heike Dempster

     
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    The Recruiter Team.

    Professionals want to win.  A successful recruiter has a solid track record in verbal, email and social media communication. Our client’s team has an open positions for a rookie, mid and senior level recruiters. The company is accomplished in creating business, filling positions and training it’s employees. Compensation is high and so are the expectations. The team is filled with hard working people who absolutely enjoy what they do and are excited to have you in the game with them. 

    You

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Proficient email and phone communication skills
    • Experience with setting & exceeding goals
    • 1+ years sales or recruiting experience
    • Some Marketing Experience
    • Social Media Experience

    Job

    Full cycle of recruiting will fill your days. Business development, research, phone interviews and follow up. There is much more to it than that and you already know that or are excited to learn. This is a fast paced team that is consistent with winning. You will be expected to be part of the team by contributing through increasing the successes.

    • Self-Generate all leads
    • Maintain detailed records
    • Working knowledge of the positions available & to be filled
    • Social media to build awareness of employment opportunities
    • Phone Interview all applicants & determine candidate competency
    • Must be computer literate with knowledge of excel and word required.
    • Professional, clean and neat appearance.

     

    The Difference

    • Fun, team-spirited working environment
    • Career track toward equity partnership in the firm
    • Decades of profitable, successful search experience
    • Lead by a world-class trainer who teaches one-on-one
    • Eight years average tenure of the staff members on our recruiting team
    • Strong benefits, including a 401(k) and profit-sharing plan
    • Great resources and support, including research staff
    • Corporate and elegant office

  • Joanna Maxham Fashion Social Media Marketing

    Joanna Maxham Fashion Social Media Marketing

    Is your content engaging people?

    An Interview with Joanna Maxham 

    Tim Savage TalentAttach Social Recruiting and Content Marketing Washington DC Chicago Atlanta Baltimore

    by Tim Savage

    Quality and Engagement. Social Media Marketing is not about how many people you can follow, like or retweet. It is simply about how many people can engage. Joanna Maxham started her social media marketing and content marketing with a long-term strategy of consistent investment. She looks to see the logic of why we engage with each other as to build an audience that comes back for more.

    Unique Voice. Joanna Maxham and her brand speak to the culture and customer at the same time. The designs are exclusive to the brand as is the social media and content marketing. The Joanna Maxham social media content is filled with images and post that motivate you to be part of the brand and not just a customer. Example post : Smile, you’re designed to. http://t.co/5lbY0oLFiD –  Joanna Maxham (@JoannaMaxham) April 7, 2014

    6 Must Haves in Fashion Social Media Marketing

    1. Image is a 100 words.
    2. Prioritize audience quality over quantity.
    3. Be timely and relevant – acknowledge current events.
    4. Reply to your audience, acknowledge their comments.
    5. Focus on the right target audience and keep them engaged.
    6. Find a voice that is unique like a person, but think like a brand.

    About Joanna Maxham

    Joanna Maxham Fashion Social Media Marketing Following several years of a fast paced international corporate career, Joanna Maxham dreamt to embrace her fascination with art, fashion and all things creative. She got her feet wet by experimenting with scarves and jewelry, but discovered her true calling after designing her first handbag. In 2009, she dedicated herself fully to this endeavor and in 2011 the JOANNA MAXHAM line was launched.

    Joanna honed her design and construction skills by working hand in hand with Italian artisans, and chose to collaborate with a small, European atelier with over 35 years of experience to develop her collection. This intimate setting of traditional craftsmanship played an integral role in bringing to life and nurturing Joanna’s vision to deliver a luxurious combination of fresh shapes, modern style and utility known as JOANNA MAXHAM handbag.

    About TalentAttach

    Social Recruiting and Content Marketing. TalentAttach works with companies on increasing the effectiveness of their social recruiting and virility of their content marketing. This is done by building lifelong relationships with people through social media, social events, serving the community and authentically being apart of people’s lives. Our clients benefit from these relationships for building their teams, business development and collaboration. The difference is we are completely relationship focused. The relationships we build are with the best people in their industry and profession. By retaining TalentAttach you will benefit from the holistic effect of effectively meeting and building with the best people you can work with.

    tim@talentattach.com

    TalentAttach.com 



    Joanna Maxham Fashion Social Media Marketing

  • Deluxe Remote Rails Team

    High End Rails Developer

    Rails Developers

    The best. You do not know anyone better than you. Whether you are a CTO, Director of Engineering, Founder or Lead Developer. We want the best. We will surely pay for it. You thrive in an environment where you are empowered to independently identify needs and opportunities, build solutions against those, and make massive impacts with your contributions.  Put more simply, “If the ball’s falling, you catch it” and “if you see an opportunity, you grab it”.   You are both a thinker and a do-er.  You know you have the skills to do great things but maybe you’ve been unable to fully unleash your full potential due to the environments where you’ve worked.  If you hunger to test your limits, grow, and learn, then keep reading…

    The Company

    They exist to make creators more empowered, brands more authentic, and the web a more beautiful place.

    They build tools and a community for the best bloggers, photographers, and designers to distribute their visual creations even more broadly, beginning with Pinterest. Through facilitated curation, plus distribution through the world’s most iconic brands, we’ve empowered independent creatives to turn their hobbies into vocations, passions into businesses, and one-person shops into venture-backed startups.

    This curation is supported by a complex data layer and tool set, responsible for almost 1.5 million pieces of content posted and 4 billion impressions generated, all delivered on a bleeding edge tech stack. They empower individuals and brands by solving problems at a massive scale.

    The Job

    You will be a key leader in the development of our server-side, framework-driven backend.  We build in Ruby on Rails and Postgres.  You should be passionate about delivering rock-solid code, minimal downtime, and well-planned APIs.  They utilize TDD in our development and this should be a passion for you as well.

    Key Qualifications:

    • Advanced proficiency in Ruby on Rails or a similar framework.
    • Full stack experience with a solid understanding of MVC-type concepts
    • Experience with database design, server administration, and building in team environements
    • Experience with frontend development, utilizing Javascript libraries and building on top of APIs
    • Test/behavior-driven development is a big plus
    • An insatiable hunger to build and rapidly ship (think daily) products and then learn and iterate based on results
    • Fun, quirky, team-oriented personality that loves to love the people you work with

    Our Stack

    • Ruby on Rails
    • Ember.js
    • CoffeeScript / JavaScript
    • PostgreSQL
    • Redis
    • CSS (SASS)
    • Chef
    • Testing frameworks: Cucumber / RSpec / Capybara

    Needed to Apply

    Please include your resume, and use the Cover Letter section to provide the following that are applicable: github profile, twitter handle, blog url, etc. (Anything that helps us learn more about who you are.)  Also, tell us a bit about the work you’ve done that you’re most proud of, excited about, and what you’d like to accomplish next.

    Other Considerations

    • Relocation assistance available
    • Competitive Salary
    • Amazing Benefits Package including Equity
    • Great office located in the middle of fun bars and restaurants
    • Bring your favorite setup or they will get you whatever you need to be productive
  • High End Recruiting Team

    High Level Recruiter Team

    Player. We are building a team of high-level remote recruiters. You know you are one of the best recruiters. Your network & hunger to always become better at the art of recruiting consistently puts you in front of the pack. Or you have stepped into management and you miss being in the game that you currently lead people in. If this is you, we got a spot. Upgrade your career and lifestyle.

    Choose to Win. TalentAttach is working with one of the best recruiting teams in the world and they are looking for a few remarkable recruiters to add to the team. They are a hard-working group of professionals who enjoy what they do along with exceeding their goals. Counted among the nation’s leaders in Executive Search, they offer opportunities to qualified candidates that are second to none.

    You

    • Average billing $250K+
    • Industry specialization
    • 5+ Years Client Acquisition & Candidate Placement
    • Proven team player track record
    • Industry recognition

    The Team

    • Lead by a world-class trainer who teaches one-on-one
    • 40 years of experience, one of the oldest, and largest, privately held search firms in the country
    • Eight years average tenure of the staff members on our recruiting team
    • Strong benefits, including a 401(k) and profit-sharing plan
    • Great resources and support, including research staff
    • Corporate and elegant office

    Apply Here 

    High End Recruiter Team

  • When was the moment when you knew you had to leave your job

     

    When was the moment you knew you were going to leave your job

    By Danny Cahill

    Hobson Associates

    Was your moment when you saw someone else’s paystub? When you found yourself listening to the radio in the parking lot because you couldn’t bring yourself to face another dreary day? Or was it sexy? Did you forward an email to the wrong person and the minute you hit “Send” you started typing your resignation letter? Or was it just sad? Someone died at their desk and you thought, “that will be me someday!”

    Share your stories with us on twitter (@HobsonAssoc) and we will share them with our followers.

    Responses :

    Tom – My moment was when I gave my retirement notice and my boss said, “Are you sure you want to do this, cause most people that retire early die within two years”

    Antonia – The day a client threw me under the bus for a decision she had made that I had advised against.

    Sher – The day they told me to pack my crap and get out! LOL…..

    Cindy – every morning when i hit the door! ;)

    When Was the moment you knew you had to leave your job

    About Hobson Associates

    Hobson Associates is more than an executive “search” firm. It is an executive found firm. What happens before something is an idea? Our clients want the best and yet these people are not looking. But that doesn’t mean they are fulfilled, or wouldn’t make a move. Our recruiting process unleashes their imagination, the power of the possible. When their desire to grow matches our client’s opportunity, we create their candidacy. There are many things that differentiate Hobson Associates from other executive search firms — which we think will be readily apparent from our first conversation. But in the meantime, here are a few reasons we should connect:

    • 40 years of experience, making us one of the oldest, and largest, privately held search firms in the country.
    • Exceptional veteran recruiters who average over eight years of recruiting experience — and who represent the highest concentration of Pinnacle Society members, the society of top-producing recruiters.
    • In-depth industry expertise so you don’t have to waste time getting us up to speed on your business and its challenges and opportunities
    • A focus on “delivering” rather than “placing” the candidate which ensures that more of your offers are accepted and your transitions are painless.
    • A unique partnership model for our recruiters that further motivates their commitment to your success.

     

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