Three Business Lessons I Learned From My Dad

My dad owned his own business, a gas station, when I was growing up long before I had ever heard the word entrepreneur.  I started working there when I was about 9 or 10 years old and did just about everything from pumping gas and checking oil to cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and feeding the [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I started SomethingNew

20 years of being a hiring manager, 17 as a VP of Sales & Marketing, left me with a pretty good sample of the recruiting world and suffice it to say, that with rare exception (you know who you are) they sucked. Why?  Read More

By | May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Tom Brady

As hiring managers we are all looking for our own Tom Brady, right? If you followed this weekends NFL draft you heard all kind of things mentioned to try to measure future success: 40 yard dash football IQ arm strength shuttle time vertical leap production in college bench press reps height weight age and on [...]

By | May 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You have someone for everything but…

I'm a big believer in outsourcing anything and everything that is not your core competency or saves you time and/or money.  I talk to extremely talented CEO's, VP's, all the way down to top people who are just getting started in their careers everyday and most have the same thing in common, they have people [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who are you, because I can’t find you (on LinkedIn)?

This is a very common scenario for many people using LinkedIn to find someone. You're on the hunt for a VP of Sales in Dallas and a friend says, "you should take a look at my friend Bill Pederson, he's amazing".  Off to LinkedIn you go.  You search for Bill Pederson he doesn't show up. [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overcoming & Preventing Negative Glassdoor Reviews to Avoid a “Dear John…” From Employees and Prospective Employees

Today a large part of a candidate’s due diligence is done by reading Glassdoor reviews. At SomethingNew we also read our clients reviews as a part of our own due diligence so that we are never surprised during our conversations with candidates. We have read hundreds and hundreds of Glassdoor reviews and have found that [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|negative reviews, positive reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments