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Kevin W. Grossman
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We Still Have Years To Be A Kid
That's when they made the canary sing like a potty mouth. A dozen sweet little girls dressed like princesses, fairies and kiddie hip hop gangstas bouncing off our walls, laughing crazily and screaming at the top of their lungs, all because of a two simple y...
That's when they made the canary sing like a potty mouth. A dozen sweet little girls dressed like princesses, fairies and kiddie hip hop gangstas bouncing off our walls, laughing crazily and screaming at the top of their lungs, all because of a two simple yet somewhat taboo words for little kids ...
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A Bhive-Sized Group Hug Cry
They hadn't noticed the tears already leaking out the corners of both my eyes. I kept wiping them away quickly, not because I was ashamed for crying, but because I worried it would make them upset. The Mama was away at a Kidpower workshop  and Daddy was in ...
They hadn't noticed the tears already leaking out the corners of both my eyes. I kept wiping them away quickly, not because I was ashamed for crying, but because I worried it would make them upset. The Mama was away at a Kidpower workshop and Daddy was in charge. The girls and I already had a ...
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To Be A Man Of Letters
I'm not a purist. Not by any stretch of the imagination. There are those who prefer longhand, sketching stories in pencil or pen on legal pads. Not me.  No, I can barely read my own printing today. It's progressively gotten worse over the years, especially ...
That's when my grandfather gave me his typewriter, a Remington Noiseless from the 1930's (hence my using the Courier font in this piece). The ribbon was a pain in the butt to manage, but mercy me I loved that typewriter. I typed many a poem, story and class paper on that old machine, ...
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The Part When Freedom Rings
“Alternating currents force a show of hands Rational responses force a change of plans Anything can happen…” — Neil Peart (now an American Citizen, by the way) The girls listened as we explained why we celebrate the 4th of July. "Do you know what country we...
The girls listened as we explained why we celebrate the 4th of July. "Do you know what country we live in?" I asked. "Santa Cruz," Beatrice answered. "No, that's the city we live in. The country we live in is --" "California!" Not surprising coming from young kids who experience the literal ...
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Not Really A Miracle on 34th Street
"Wait, why are you closed again?" "Because we're moving stores soon." No signs posted anywhere. No automated message when I had called the store. Nothing. We were soaked completely through from the rain, although we now had umbrellas. The two young women wh...
"Wait, why are you closed again?" "Because we're moving stores soon." No signs posted anywhere. No automated message when I had called the store. Nothing. We were soaked completely through from the rain, although we now had umbrellas. The two young women who said they worked at the store smiled ...
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The Unapologetic Parents Who Integrate It All
There we were, sitting at dinner, talking away, while the girls watched shows on their iPods. One of us asked Beatrice a question, but she didn't respond. We asked again, and then she quietly and reluctantly answered with one clear disclaimer: "I'm watching...
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Our Unfathomable Love Abounds
A dear old friend just lost his son, a young man at the beginning of his adult life. We say we can't imagine, but deep down we can and do. When you have children, you want to believe that they'll live a long life, and of course outlive you, their parents. B...
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Have you accepted Jesus, as your Lord and Savior?
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A Scorched Perspective
They stood on overpasses holding American flags and painted banners and signs. We couldn't read the signs as they were facing westbound traffic on Highway 50, out of the Sierra Nevada mountains and into the Central Valley, and we were heading east toward La...
They stood on overpasses holding American flags and painted banners and signs. We couldn't read the signs as they were facing westbound traffic on Highway 50, out of the Sierra Nevada mountains and into the Central Valley, and we were heading east toward Lake Tahoe.
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To Never Be 9
And then late last Sunday afternoon, July 26, she disappeared. The search ensued with hundreds of locals fanning out for miles with law enforcement. My wife helped to post flyers. The Santa Cruz community banded together and held their collective breath. I ...
And then late last Sunday afternoon, July 26, she disappeared. The search ensued with hundreds of locals fanning out for miles with law enforcement. My wife helped to post flyers. The Santa Cruz community banded together and held their collective breath. I was on a flight to Boston, ...
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Because That's How It Works With The Guys That Work
“It seems to me I could live my life A lot better than I think I am I guess that's why they call me They call me the working man…” —Rush The social notification popped up on my phone. Craig R kettlebellied I'm sorry, what? I thought. Wait, that's not quite ...
“It seems to me I could live my life. A lot better than I think I am. I guess that's why they call me. They call me the working man…” —Rush The social notification popped up on my phone. Craig R kettlebellied. I'm sorry, what? I thought. Wait, that's not quite right. I squinted and read again.
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Life is wonderful
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Where the Real Magic Happens
“Magic happens—but it often requires some planning.” — Neil Peart I sat less than two feet from the TV. Fixated. My butt glued to the floor. Nothing else mattered except for the singing and dancing monsters, children and adults on the screen. The chill of f...
I sat less than two feet from the TV. Fixated. My butt glued to the floor. Nothing else mattered except for the singing and dancing monsters, children and adults on the screen. The chill of foggy frosted winter mornings or the scorching summer Central Valley heat made no difference.
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The Part When Daddy's In Charge
What a difference time in a child's world makes.  One minute they're bubbly molten lava: "I don't want to go anywhere!" And the next, they're outside happily staring down a moth resting on the house. The Mama had gone to visit a friend and Daddy was in char...
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Author of Tech Job Hunt Handbook
Introduction

I’m currently the Talent Board Vice-President responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards program and other Talent Board activites for North America.

I also co-founded the TalentCulture "world of work" community with Meghan M. Biro and continue to develop and co-host the popular weekly TalentCulture #TChat Show (radio show and Twitter chat).

A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, I have over 16 years of domain expertise and familiarity with the HR and recruiting technology marketplace, including working for and with talent management, talent sourcing and acquisition, video interviewing, assessment, background screening, and training and development providers, helping them to grow and excel their companies.

Before the HR and recruiting technology marketplace, I held multiple leadership positions in B2B and consumer technology marketplace and higher education. My overall business experience includes account management and customer service, marketing, product development, sales, business development, online community management, industry analyst, and being a manager and published writer.

I've also been a top social influencer in leadership, human resources, talent management and recruiting, as well as a prolific "HR business" blogger since 2004. I've also authored multiple articles on marketing, business development, HR, recruiting and leadership, and my first business book titled Tech Job Hunt Handbook was released in December 2012 from Apress. I speak at HR and recruiting industry events and on HR/recruiting/marketing related webinars.

Lastly, I’m an avid reader, a proud father and husband, and write I regularly about responsible parenting at GetOffTheGround.

Bragging rights
Daddy of the B-hive (two girls) and darn proud of it.
Work
Occupation
VP, NAM Program, Talent Board
Employment
  • Talent Board
    VP, 2015 - present
  • TalentCulture #TChat Community
    Co-founder, 2010 - present
  • Peoplefluent
    Marketing Director, 2013 - 2015
  • Reach-West
    Founder & Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • BraveNewTalent
    Director of Product Marketing, 2012 - 2013
  • HRmarketer.com
    Chief Strategy Officer, 2011 - 2012
  • JobEscrow
    HR B2B Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • HRmarketer.com
    President, 2003 - 2010
  • The Glowan Consulting Group
    Principal, 2010 - 2010
  • Ventana Research
    VP & Research Director, 2011 - 2011
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Santa Cruz, CA