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Check out my latest Workforce column, where I'm riffing on the 5 Sweetest Jobs in HR and Talent Management...

Lots of cool titles, like "Employment Branding Specialist", were considered but ultimately didn't make theKfed2 cut - mainly because I really couldn't find enough people who actually held that type of title....

To give you a flavor, here's #2 in the list:

2.  Recruiter, Microsoft Xbox Division: That’s right, Microsoft comes in ahead of Google, but not just for any job. The one you want holds responsibility for recruiting technical and creative talent for the Xbox division in Redmond. Washington.  I didn’t even know this job existed until Jason Pankow, senior recruiter for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and Xbox Software groups, was referred to me and started sharing his thoughts at the Fistful of Talent blog.  Think about it: You’re recruiting for one of the strongest corporations in America, but your sole focus is on the gaming industry.  You’re the gatekeeper for the jobs that about 21 million kids consider to be their dream gig, and you get to help pick the cream of the crop.  Heavy interviewing day? No sweat, just fire up the Xbox in your office and take in a session of "Halo" to reduce your stress.  Heck, invite the candidate in and make that part of your interview.

Check out the rest of the list and see if your gig made the cut....

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