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Jim Stroud launches Online Lead Generation Blog
- "The Searchologist"

(August 4, 2009)
 Industry insider Jim Stroud debuts the lead generation blog - "The Searchologist." The blog gives tips, tricks and strategies about Online Lead Generation and Resume Sourcing. It is ideally suited for recruiters and sourcers seeking passive candidates and sales professionals prospecting new business.

The Searchologist is updated each week and features tutorials, how-to videos, forum discussions and weekly video broadcasts over the internet. It is chiefly written and produced by Jim Stroud, but will soon feature content from other leaders in the field.

"I have been involved in online research and online lead generation for over a decade," says Stroud. "I never get tired of seeking out the next big thing and applying it to lead gen."

Jim Stroud has been using his online research and lead generation skills for Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens and several internet startup companies.

"It was my day-to-day to find people who fit a certain profile, build a contact list based on that criteria and then reach out to them about an opportunity. Although I was doing it for recruiting purposes, it's not much different than finding sales leads."

It was the state of the economy that inspired Jim Stroud to launch this new initiative.

"When times are great, people still want sales' leads. How much more do they want them now?" Stroud says, "Ironically, recruiters still need ways to find people for opportunities. Despite the proliferation of resumes being tossed around on job boards, some recruiters are still having a tough time filling positions because many candidates are very risk adverse these days and prefer to stay where they are rather than join a new company."

Here is a snapshot of some of the content that is exclusive to The Searchologist blog:
    *   VIDEO: How to find free resumes on Google
    *   How to find free resumes on Yahoo
    *   How to find clients for your recruiting business
    *   How to generate recruiting leads on Flickr
    *   How to find free resumes on Scribd
    *   How to source the best of the best
    *   How to find software engineers by searching patents online
    *   How to find stay-at-home Moms (and Dad's)
    *   How to find more resumes and target your search by using TLDs
    *   How to find software developers by tracking the servers they use
    *   How to generate leads from Plurk
    *   How to find ColdFusion developers
    *   How to f ind US- based candidates with bilingual skills
    *   How to find linux geeks
    *   How to find experts of any field on the Internet
    *   VIDEO - How to recruit with YouTube
    *   How to find free resumes on the internet
    *   How to find resumes with Google's new Similar Images app
    *   How to find passive technical candidates
    *   How to recruit Latin America
    *   How to source international candidates
    *   How to get disinterested candidates to call you back
    *   How to track confidential resumes with Google
    *   How to automate your resume sourcing for $0.00
    *   VIDEO: Twitter - I Tweet Therefore I am
    *   How to source resumes from a Google map
    *   How to find clients for your Las Vegas based recruiting business
    *   How to find leads from online bookstores

The Searchologist is available online at http://search.jimstroud.com

"Nowadays, a lot of recruiters and sales professionals have to pay for their own training without company reimbursement and I wanted to be sensitive to that when I launched this site," states Stroud. "This is why The Searchologist is priced so competitively when compared to other training programs and/or webinars that teach online lead generation techniques to recruiters."

Webinars on Online Lead Generation for Recruiters average $100.00 and some hands-on training programs range from several hundred dollars to just over a thousand dollars for an all day workshop. In contrast, Jim Stroud offers basic and cutting-edge strategies of online lead generation strategies on a monthly subscription basis. For a monthly fee of $49.95, subscribers will have access to all of the content hosted on The Searchologist blog. (The subscriber fee of $49.95 is an introductory price.) In addition, Stroud has a generous affiliate program connected to The Searchologist. It is powered by ClickBank and pays affiliates monthly commissions.

When asked why he has decided to tie-in an affiliate program with his new site, Jim made the comment, "Recurring income is a beautiful thing. I don't mind sharing the wealth."

About Jim Stroud
Jim Stroud is a "Searchologist" (someone adept at online research) with an expertise in the full life-cycle placement of Executive and Technical personnel, Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. He has consulted for such companies as Google, Siemens, MCI and a host of start-up companies. During his 3-year tenure with Microsoft, he served as a Technical Sourcing Consultant and was a regular contributor to Microsoft's Technical Careers Blog. He is presently a Social Media Development Manager for EnglishCafe - the premier English learning community for global professionals.

When not engaged in recruitment research, competitive intelligence and training projects for the aforementioned organizations, Jim creates and sells online properties and manages an award-winning blog - The Recruiters Lounge. He is also the producer and co-host of the video series - I Live Online and co-host of the technology podcast - Friday Traffic Report. When he is not online, Jim suffers severe withdrawal pains that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.

Jim Stroud can be contacted via his website: www.JimStroud.com

Colleen Gildea

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