Social Media Category

This Is Probably A Bad Idea.

Disclaimer: This is my personal blog, no one reads it, and this is the only place it’s going to be published, so if you want to reach me about it, leave a comment below or leave me alone.  But it’s got nothing to do with my day job. I finally got in touch with the […]

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Spam: The Other White Meat

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I’ll admit, I’m a little elitist – after all, I was one of the first people LinkedIn let into the Publisher program back when they opened it up a bit from the Buffetts and Bransons of the world to regular schmoes like me who happen to have a decent digital footprint. While I simply logged […]

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Recruiters: The Real Brand Ambassadors

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I think a lot of my work was inspired by Punk Rock HR, which was the only recruiting related blog I actually read when I was actually recruiting; I didn’t want some pedantic professional “thought leadership” in the few minutes I had between meetings, interviews and phone screens.  The reason I loved that blog - and […]

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Goodonya: Once on This Island

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There’s something almost mystical about Australia – which makes sense, considering its antipodal positioning.  And, I can tell you from experience, that 17 hour plane ride across the Pacific sucks.  You know when you get excited that the monotony of sky and surf is broken by some remote atoll or, better yet, a barge – […]

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15 Offensive Posts I Wanted To Write But Couldn’t Get Away WIth

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As much as I write (which, really, isn’t much considering this is what I do), I spend twice as much time starting stuff that never sees the light of day. My process is title first, then actual content.That almost never works. Making completing an actual post instead of scrapping it a few hundred words in […]

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Millennials and Social Media

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The first thing you should know about recruiting Generation Y? According to pioneering generational researchers William Strauss and Neil Howe, workers born between 1982-2000 actually prefer to be called Millennials. That nuance illustrates the essential element to recruiting and attracting the best Millennial talent — effective communications that speak to and understand their language and values. […]

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Under the Bridge and Trolling

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I’ll confess: I’m a troll.  And not because I’m so damn short.  It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious.  Take sourcing, for example.

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Press Release Released For Sake of Releasing Press Release

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TALENT, OREGON – Feb 11, 2014 (WORTHLESS WIRE) — GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release. This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing to focus on an engaging user experience […]

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More Fun With Stalking/Sourcing on Twitter.

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I’ve already written a post about how to stalk someone via Twitter for sourcing and recruiting, but I thought that it might be interesting to try showing an example of how job seekers might be able to apply this trick to proactively engaging with recruiters.  Recruiters talk a lot about ‘candidate experience,’ but here’s a […]

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The Gospel of Social Recruiting

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I’m no theologian – my apologetics tend to be limited to defending snarky blog comments – but one thing that’s always struck me as kind of odd is the striking semblance that social has kind of always had to spirituality. I’m not talking about those who would, like the Pharisees, display their faith by live […]

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