social recruiting

The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology

The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was not the answer, but we failed to understand why. Nobody who is a recruiter today would consider spending time by only placing ads in a newspaper and then watching the daily mail or a fax machine for… Read More »The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology

Recruiting Fables – Using Sorcerer Magic

Once upon a time there was an old Sorcerer who had become known throughout the land as the perfect source (pun most definitely intended… as you have probably already guessed) of all things magical. He had a marvelous instrument that could contact people anywhere in the world by simply putting the device up to his ear and punching in powerful incantations on a keypad. He could weave powerful spells that made him the focal point… Read More »Recruiting Fables – Using Sorcerer Magic

How To Use Your Resume and When To Do It

Nobody ever reads the instruction manual, but resumes don’t come with details anyway. Instructions on how to use a resume would almost seem to be unnecessary, but there are some very wrong things that people do with them. Underexposure is one culprit. The best resume in the world will not be of any help if it never gets seen. The biggest offense is usually overexposure. This happens when the job search turns into a game… Read More »How To Use Your Resume and When To Do It

Real Networking Means Turning Hashtags into Real People

Every time I meet one of my social media heroes in real life there is always  a short Wayne’s World moment when I have to resist the temptation to bow down to my rock star friend and shout “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy…” to the room. Usually, they turn out to be humble enough not to ask me to kneel, bow, or kiss their ring. Real people have characteristics unique to themselves and sometimes… Read More »Real Networking Means Turning Hashtags into Real People

The #tru Meaning of an #un Experience

I am embarrassed to say that I actually told people that I would be a track “leader” at the #truNewYork unconference on May 18th. The truth is that the normal process for leading a track in one of Bill Boorman’s global meeting-of-the-minds is to stir the conversation and then listen. The next time that Bill invites me to participate, I’ll use the term “convo stirrers” to promote the conference because that is what the track… Read More »The #tru Meaning of an #un Experience