Monday, August 5, 2013

Silicon Valley Women in HR...& Friends Mailing and Event Announcement

Dear Friends,

I hope you're well and that you can attend our next event with our speaker, Jeffrey D. Sanders M.Ed., SPHR.  His topic is "Strategic Thinking as a Discipline."  Please note that our event time has changed.  

If you strictly want information about this event, please look at the links to the right and go to Event Registration.  Before you go, please check out the book links at the bottom of this page.

Last month, Jenny Vonderwerth and Lisset Nevarez planned our event and showed the movie, "Moneyball."  I understand there were some technical issues so the group had some informal conversation and enjoyed the evening.  Thank you, Jenny and Lisset!

We recently lost a long-time member, Vickie Hornbeck.  I didn't know her well but appreciated it when she attended and even when she didn't.

At a time when she was looking for work, she contributed many job leads to our forum, even those jobs she was looking into for herself.  She was very kind, decent, and it was amazing to share these leads hoping some of our group would find work as a result.  I was going through some old emails and found several notes where she mentioned our speakers and how much she had enjoyed them, and she wrote to the speakers and volunteers, as well.

When you meet a person like that, you know you've found someone very special. She will be missed, and in her honor, please go out and do something nice.  You're also welcome to post comments on this blog if there is something you'd like to share.

I wrote a book about recruiters and William Uranga was one of the people I interviewed.  Here's a link to a PDF of his interview and I hope you enjoy it.  (The book is "Recruiters on Recruiting" and, like most writers, copies are usually in my car and available online.  More information is on my website.)

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Because of my commitments I can’t mentor you, and please don’t send me unsolicited resumes. Come to an event and meet someone who can help. I receive a lot of unsolicited resumes (from our group and strangers) and I refer people to the forum at See the blog post for more thoughts.

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1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:00-8:30 p.m. 
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1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Jeffrey D. Sanders M.Ed., SPHR will present "Strategic Thinking as a Discipline."  Please click on the registration tab for details and note our NEW TIME.  
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I hope to see you soon.

All the best,


Marcia Stein, PHR -

Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting"

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