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Aaron Matos at Arizona Professional Recruiters Association (APRA)

posted Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:52 PM

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ARIZONA Aaron Matos, CEO and Founder of spoke at the last breakfast meeting of the Arizona Professional Recruiters Association (APRA) on Wednesday, June 20. The topic was “Blogs. Videos. Social Networking. Relationship Recruiting. Using Web 2.0 to Hire Better Candidates Faster than Your Competition.”Aaron’s talk was met with enthusiasm from the room full of recruiters. It appeared that many of them were not yet exploiting or making use of many of the tools and techniques that he described.

Some of the more memorable bits of wisdom that Aaron imparted included these:

“Recruiting is the most competitive sport.”
– Aaron Matos

Aaron described his history in the recruiting business and how he came to found

When asked about linkedin as a tool for recruiting he had this to say:

LinkedIn is huge with recruiters”
– Aaron Matos

That was probably the biggest understatement of the entire talk.

“You can’t hire people who don’t know you’re hiring”
– Aaron Matos

“You can’t hire people who don’t think of your company as a place for them.”
– Aaron Matos

The two quotes above remind me of a famous quote from a book written by a friend. It is so important that it is printed inside the front cover of his book “The Perception of a Difference” and it says this:

“I cannot buy from you until I know you exist.”
Wes Zimmerman

Finding a job is a marketing and sales process just as recruiting is.

Jim Clark, a Scottsdale Job Network volunteer who works for Odysseyware asks the crowd at the beginning of each meeting of the Scottsdale Job Network

“How many people here are not sales people?”

Those who raise their hands are asked to stand up.

“Raise your right hand and repeat after me …” says Jim.

“I, am a sales person. I sell the most important product in the world, myself.”

I wonder how many of the recruiters out there reading this do not think they are sales people?

Bill Austin

AZhttp, Inc.

Scottsdale Job Network





For Independence Day, many people head for the hills or the beach planning picnics, fireworks and fun.  For those of us staying in town for the 4th of July holiday, Scottsdale Job Network offers the opportunity for fun networking!

Scottsdale Job Network is planning a Beach Party (without the ocean) at the Tuesday, July 3 meeting, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Members are encouraged to leave business attire at home.  Arrive early (9 AM) for networking and socializing–come dressed in casual clothes.  Shorts, sun dresses, floral shirts, patriotic colors, plus sun glasses and straw hats are the preferred dress code!


Stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch (no charge and donations accepted) and more networking-socializing!
Meeting presentation:

Eric Walton, Chief Operating Officer
Camisa Technologies and SJN Board Member

Post Interview Strategies:  What Next?

This meeting will provide you with practical tools and techniques to follow up after all types of interviews. You’ll learn how to write quality thank you notes, and ways to communicate them. During the session we will practice follow-up discussions and other techniques designed to keep the employer interested, how to stand out among all the other interviewees, and how to get the job.

For more information:




Voice mail:        (480) 513-1491


About Scottsdale Job Network

The Scottsdale Job Network is a non-ecumenical group of community-minded business, government, education and non-profit professionals who volunteer their skills, experience and time to support the job and career transitions of others.  Membership is open to people who are unemployed or under-employed, and those who are willing to network, share their skills and help others. 

VisionScottsdale Job Network (SJN) is the premier career transition support group in the Valley.  

Mission: Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) provides low or no cost basic training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.

SPECIAL EVENT WORKSHOP – Exploring Your Passion – Putting It To Work by quotes


MON, MAR 26, 8 AM – 2:30 PM

Exploring Your Passion – Putting It To Work

Have you ever awakened in the morning feeling stuck in your job search or in your current position and frustrated that you had no other career options that inspired or motivated you to take action?

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to assist people who may be stuck in their job search or in their current jobs. Often individuals limit themselves to what they “have always done” because it was the career that defined them for many years. They tend to lose sight of the many skills and strengths that they have developed through their life experience.

For those of you who have suspected that you were falling short of your passion or “calling,” this workshop may be of help to you! The program is designed to highlight tools to assist individuals determine where they might be stuck and to begin to identify their strengths, talents and preferences.

Facilitator:  Maria Wojtczak has 20+ years of organization development (OD) experience and worked with a wide range of organizations. She brings extensive experience in the field of adult learning concepts, and in the design and facilitation of adult learning experiences. In her OD practice, Maria coached senior leadership and consulted with senior executives, high-level education personnel, as well as middle management. Maria’s focus, in her consulting practice and in her business, is organizational effectiveness and the development of individuals. Maria is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a member of SJN’s Board.

Pre-registration date extended to March 19:  Seating is limited to 25 participants. Register by sending email confirming your attendance to Chris Payne,  Send $20 check (for materials) payable to Scottsdale Job Network at the following address:

Scottsdale Job Network
P.O. Box 25674
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Workshop location:
Catholic Community of the Blessed Sacrament Church
11300 N. 64th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Lunch:  Bring a sack lunch. 

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Job Network:  

If you are looking for a great Job Network, join Scottsdale Job Network for their next meeting, Tuesday, March 20.  Resumes will be reviewed frm 9 to 9:30 am and Katie Pushor, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will present New Tricks in Networking at 9:30.  The meeting will be held at

4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix
For more information, go to Scottsdale Job Network

Katie Pushor – President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce by quotes

New Tricks in Networking

New Tricks in Networking-Scottsdale Job Network Upcoming Meeting Topic.

Katie Pushor , President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will discuss new tricks in networking.

Scottsdale Jobs

NEXT MEETING:  MARCH 20, 9:30-11:30 AM

Katie Pushor, President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

New Tricks in Networking
Katie Pushor will discuss the current state of the Phoenix economy, growth and job market. Katie will also provide information and insight into social networks like the Phoenix chamber, and offer stories of the many job transitions and “new tricks’” she has had to learn as she has gone from accounting to marketing to consulting to government to non-profit. 
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M. at Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

The Temple is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Temple Chai is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Click here for a location map on MapQuest 

Resume reviews are offered on the third Tuesday before the meeting, 9:00-9:30 A.M.

HOLIDAY NOTICE – Christmas Holiday and New Years Day Holiday by quotes


Christmas Holiday and New Year’s Holiday

City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observance
of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New
Year’s Day holiday.  To find out how city services are affected,
please click on the link below.

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The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) will host the
first-ever SysAdmin Days training workshop, November 6 & 7, 2006 at the
Crowne Plaza Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. All system administrators are
invited to attend, regardless of skill and experience levels.


Due to the overwhelming interest in LOPSA’s inaugural SysAdmin Days
program, the early bird registration deadline has been extended until
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27! Register today and save!

Early Bird Registration (Until 10/27/06) LOPSA Members $474, Non-members

Regular Registration (After 10/27/06 and On-site) LOPSA Members $524
Non-members $549

Conference registration includes two days of classes, class materials,
lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, Monday evening reception, Monday
evening invited talks and break-out sessions. To register, log on to


LOPSA has secured a limited number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix at
a discounted rate of $109/night. To make our reservation, please contact
the hotel directly by calling 1-877-2-CROWNE (877-227-6963). Be sure to
mention “League of Professional System Administrators” when making your
reservation to ensure you receive the discounted rate.


This two-day training workshop is designed to give you practical tools
and face-to-face advice from other professionals in the field. Industry
leaders will be on hand to present a variety of workshops, addressing both
specific platforms and technologies and general system administration
practices, including Mac OS X Administration, PHP, and Perl. Sessions will
cover topics such as drafting policy documents, communications skills,
time management, disaster recovery, and many more.


To maximize your workshop experience, invite your fellow system
administrators along! SysAdmin Days is the perfect opportunity to
reconnect with colleagues from across the country, and network with other
professionals in the field.

Help spread the word about Arizona SysAdmin Days by posting workshop
details to you LUGS, listservs, and anywhere else sysadmins may see it!

For more information on LOPSA or Arizona SysAdmin Days, visit, or contact the executive
office: Phone: 856-439-0500 or toll free at 800-285-2141;
Fax: 856-439-0525; E-mail: