Executive Recruiting Entrances
Entrances began in June 2000. When it initially launched, it was the home of the newsletter for the weekly column Career and Executive Recruiting Advice (CERA). Entrances was supposed to be a casual place where career exchanges could happen.
The name "Entrances" implied introductions and advancement opportunities into the executive echelon through career development and executive recruiting relations. So the discussion areas were also meant to foster exchanges about where things were happening, success stories, and trading of strategies that worked -- and didn't.
About a month or two after its launch, the number of career opportunities and other networking bulletins outgrew the capabilities of CERA. Information about those door-opening opportunities were then added to Entrances. And it soon became apparent that business owners and managers were also seeking information and resources for running more efficient, cost-effective departments and businesses. Yes, those resources were also added to Entrances.
By the end of 2000, the site had developed its own identity and in January 2001, it acquired its own domain name. The name was refined to provide some definition of the types of "entrances" that happen and became "Executive Recruiting Entrances." A few weeks later, the discussion list sprouted.
The site continues to grow and evolve in response to users' and readers' patterns and requests. It is the main section of a multiplex site. "Entrances" continues to provide a rich mixture of information and resources for business, career development and recruiting knowledge. In conjunction with it are two specialized wings that were started in mid-2001. The first is Recruit and Retain.net which offers recruiting and retention information, strategies and resources while Career Coach Corner (acquired in Fall 2001) provides career development advice and resources. Together, they offer the readers and users tools and advice for "Entrances" through the doors of opportunity, advancement and success!