Category: Social Media

Who Needs Social Media?

Before you answer that question too quickly with your typical knee-jerk reaction, think about how you formed that opinion. Is it based on facts or are you blindly following suggestions planted by faux experts of the online realm. Do we accept it as a true need because of our incessant need to feed our personal …

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Is There Value in Job Search Chats on Twitter?

Probably the question should be, “Is there REALLY value in job search chats on Twitter?” The knee jerk response by most casual Twitter users is a resounding “No!” For those at the other end of the spectrum there is an almost addictive property of Twitter that lures people into the false expectation that swallowing this …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Social Networking Revisited

In a recent Twitter chat discussing the importance of networking in a job search, the usual tips and tricks were shared with participants. The intended audience for these sessions is the group of people who are engaged in a job search without the behind the scenes knowledge of how sourcing and recruiting really works. More …

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Measuring Your Network

Anything worth doing is worth measuring. If you are a job seeker or individual concerned about your personal brand, measuring your impact on your network and beyond is important. If you run a business, it is critical! A close parallel is that daily annoyance in our lives that we know as a radio or television …

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Do Not Blow Your Nodes

A big mistake in thinking conceptually about social networking is overlooking the fact that it is in a multidimensional space. Linear thinking will almost always produce a limited picture of contact bubbles connected by straight lines representing those networked connections. I have been guilty of recommending to job seekers that they build a “tree” of …

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