“The Network!” Newsletter Issue # 181

Good morning,

I’m excited to share my book with you, Work Your Network! Available now on our website: www.josephmichaels.com I hope you enjoy it. Also, I got some nice press recently. Here it is from the November 15th San Francisco Examiner!

People in the News

Executive recruiters name board members

Published on Monday, November 15, 2004

San Francisco executive recruiter Joe Pelayo, president and chief executive officer of Joseph Michaels Inc., was named to the Board of Directors of the Pinnacle Society, a national organization recognizing the 75 top-producing executive recruiters in the United States. Pelayo will serve as the society’s public relations chair. Pelayo, 36, also founded BayCFO, a private club of 500 chief financial officers in the Bay Area and he currently serves as the organization’s chairman.

Ask the Headhunter!

Dear Joe:

My company has been acquired. The new company has assured us they will make no immediate changes, but they are headquartered in Chicago. I have no reason to look for a new job, I love my job and my co-workers, yet I fear that in time it doesn’t make sense for the new company to have two accounting departments. My gut tells me they will eventually consolidate and that I should get my resume together even though I have no “reason for leaving” other than a possible someday down-the-line consolidation?

Dear Duplicate Accounting Department Member:

When ever a company acquires another, the first thing they do is assure the acquired company’s employees that they have no plans for immediate changes. And they don’t. First, they want to understand all that they have acquired, then plan strategic changes.

It has been this headhunter’s experience that 90% of the time with acquisition, comes consolidation, job cuts and elimination of duplicate responsibilities. Without an updated resume you are a sitting duck. At least with an updated resume you can explore your options, and because you look does not mean you have to leap, right?

In summary, always trust your gut.

Ask the Headhunter! Write to Joe Pelayo at jpelayo@josephmichaels.com
attention: Ask the Headhunter!

Below are some upcoming networking events that I thought might interest you, a friend, or perhaps someone on your staff…

Ready, Set, EXIT- Are you ready for IPO or M&A?

Co-hosted with Stanford Law School Alumni Association, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) and the Association for Corporate Growth, with a special MCLE & CPA credit Pre-seminar for CFOs and GCs!

5:30-6:30 pm: Dinner, Exhibits and Networking
6:30-8:30 pm: Panel and Q/A featuring:

* Steve Cakebread, CFO of NYSE-listed (CRM) SALESFORCE.COM

* George Reyes, CFO of NASDAQ-listed IPO (GooG), Google Inc.

* Rob Thomas, CEO of Infloblox (former CEO of NetScreen Technologies Inc.), known for the successful acquisition of Juniper Networks Inc. and NetScreen Technologies Inc., in an all-stock deal worth approximately $4 billion

Moderated by Nancy Wojtas, Partner, Cooley Godward

Preceeded by:

4-5:30 pm MCLE & CPA Credit Seminar:

“What Private Company CFOs and GCs Need to Know Today,” with expert speakers from:

Deloitte & Touche
Cooley Godward
ABD Insurance

Network Meeting Center, Techmart Bldg.
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Thursday, December 2, 2004
4:00-8:30 PM

Pre-Registered Rates: (INCLUDING DINNER)
Members & Affiliates promoting this event – $35
General Public – $49
MCLE & CPA credit Seminar: Add $25 to price listed above

Walk Ins: Add $10.00 to price listed above

Making a List: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Personal Technology

Monday, December 6, 2004

Walt Mossberg, Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Kara Swisher, Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Additional Participants to be confirmed

From desktops and laptops, to PDAs and phones, digital cameras and music players, many consumers will make at least one personal technology purchase in December.

Just in time for the holidays, the Churchill Club brings you two of the most influential journalists in technology today to lead this show-and-tell with discussion on the strengths and weaknesses as well as trends in consumer electronics and gadgets. Joining the journalists will be two Silicon Valley executives who are noted gadget aficionados (Google’s Larry Page was one of last year’s panelists). The panel will talk about their favorite consumer tech products and which ones they consider over-rated. They will name names and candidly answer your questions.

Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly “Personal Technology” column, which appears in The Wall Street Journal. Newsweek magazine calls him “the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes in the computer world today.” Kara Swisher is a technology writer in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau, where she writes on high tech issues in a column called “Boom Town.” She is author of two books on the rise and fall of America Online. Together, Mossberg and Swisher are the producers of a major annual technology conference, “D: All Things Digital.”

Location: Hyatt Rickeys Palo Alto 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Time: Networking/Buffet – 6:00PM Program: 7:00 PM

Members: $45 Non-Members; $70
On-Site registration: Members: $55 Non-Members; $80
or by FAX to (408) 265-0137 or by EMAIL to info@churchillclub.org

Annual IMA Holiday Meeting and Auction

The Oakland East Bay Chapter of the IMA, in conjunction with local Bay Area chapters, invites you to bring your Spouse, Neighbors and Colleagues to our festive Holiday Dinner and Fund Raiser*

Where: Waterfront Plaza Hotel at Jack London Square

When: Thursday December 09, 2004

Social: 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $35.00

Topic: Global Economic Forecast

Back by popular demand, Gary Schlossberg, Vice President and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Bank

Mr. Schlossberg analyzes the economic and investment environment for Wells Capital Management and other investment groups throughout the Wells Fargo US operations. He regularly makes presentations to Wells Fargo customers and prospects, analyzing conditions in the equity and fixed income markets along with developments in the foreign exchange and international capital markets. He is quoted in the financial press and appears on business radio and TV programs here, in Japan and in the U.K. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Gary worked as a researcher at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Board covering international economic conditions. Gary did his graduate work at Pennsylvania State University.

Meal Choices:

  • Slow Roasted Prime Rib, corn-fed, Midwestern beef cooked in rock salt crust served with au jus, creamy horseradish and herb-scented new potatoes OR
  • Broiled Filet of Pacific Salmon drizzled with a ginger three-mustard beurre blanc, accompanied with Basmati rice OR
  • Vegetarian selection

All meals are accompanied by Baby Lettuce salad topped with crunchy julienne and dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, and Chocolate Cherry Torte.

RSVP: By 10:00 AM, Friday, December 03, 2004
Simply reply to this e-mail indicating meal choice or telephone Nicole Jagoe at 510.839.2100 x 245 or e-mail her at nicole.jagoe@roberthalf.com

*50% of proceeds to go to local charities

The Job market is heating up. We can help! Call Joseph Michaels, Inc. 1-800-786-1099

Warm Regards,
Joe Pelayo

Joe Pelayo, C.P.C.
Joseph Michaels International
Global Recruiting Solutions
(800) 786-1099
Email: jpelayo@josephmichaels.com
Website: http://josephmichaels.wpengine.com
One of the top 75 Recruiters in the United States ~ Recruiter Life Magazine

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