Visit these flick sites for a summer triple-feature:
1. In case you weren’t one of the 225 (give or take) folks who got to attend the “first ever” Social Recruiting Summit, pretend you were there by watching videos of several sessions. Choices include: “LinkedIn Networking with Shally Steckerl,” “Online Employer Reputation and Social Recruiting with Shannon Seery Gude,” and “Ubiquity and Authenticity in Social Media with Laurie Ruettimann.”
2. In case you don’t have time to troll various sites in search of corporate recruiting videos, find a short (but handy) roundup of YouTube links at About.com’s “Job Searching” channel. You can also do your own YouTube search–but let me save you some time: Any search string with “recruiting” in it will bring back lots of opportunities to join the armed services and/or play college sports. Go with “career opportunities” and “corporate recruitment.”
3. In case you want to rummage around for treasures in a big basket of job-related videos, stop by the Video Job Shop. And for a real treat (it’s honestly hypnotic) check out some of the one-minute career overviews stored in the VJS Library. No matter what you ever wanted to be, you can watch a video about it: Choreographer, Bindery Worker, Glassblower, Psychiatrist, Railroad Yardmaster, Paleontologist, Able Seaman, Fine Artist, Coroner, Nuclear Engineer, Drywall Installer, CEO . . .
There haven’t been any Hollywood blockbusters (yet) about corporate recruiting, but if you want to include a big screen business classic in your festival–Forbes came up with a list of The Ten Greatest Business Movies: Citizen Kane, Wall Street, The Insider, Network, and six more. Business Pundit’s more adventurous list offers up fifty choices, including charmers (Baby Boom, In Good Company, Working Girl); thrillers (The Game, Antitrust, Disclosure); satires (The Hudsucker Proxy, The Coca-Cola Kid, Barbarians at the Gate); documentaries (The Corporation, Salesman); serious stuff (Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Boiler Room); and some surprises (All About Eve, Once Upon a Time in the West).
Missing from both lists are two of the all-time best biz-flicks: the intelligent corporate soap opera Executive Suite (1954), and the sly, smart farce The Wheeler Dealers (1963). If you haven’t seen them, now’s the time.
Summer’s just getting started!
(Thanks to Mo Kaiwen for a great shot of the modern movie palace.)
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