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(January 24, 2007) Peter Weddle is an unsung hero of the Electronic Recruiting Industry. Although you can find his work in the pages of the Wall Street Journal and you can see him at most Kennedy shows, his lamp is under a basket in much of the industry. In some ways, he qualifies as "the most famous guy you've never heard of."
According to his bio:
In addition, he's a West Point Graduate with degrees from Oxford and Harvard as well. He's scaled the Matterhorn (led the expedition, have him tell you that story). He founded Job Bank USA in 1991 (which probably qualifies him as a visionary and industry starter).
In general, this guy is a class act, the sort of talent we need lots of in the industry.
Part of the reason you don't hear much about Peter is that he has taken on the thankless job of educating the job hunting public about how to use online services. So, while he is actually of great consequence in our business, no one knows about him, particularly.
That's not true in job hunting land. Weddle's job search seminars are popular and well attended. The folks at Amazon sell piles of his books. Weddle is fast becoming the Dick Bolles of this generation. (Bolles wrote "What Color is Your Parachute?")
This week, the annual "Weddle's User's Choice Awards" were announced. The winners are:
Voting is open to anyone who visits the WEDDLE's Web-site although, to the maximum extent possible, duplicate ballots are eliminated. It does not pretend to be a scientific sample of the user population, but rather a window into the preferences of active users. As with All Star balloting in Major League Baseball, it reflects not only the popularity of certain sites, but also the intensity of the support among users.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in Weddle's current interests. Tomorrow, we'll take a look at his latest brainchild.
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