Okay, so I was #16 (or was it 17?) on el-Dave's Top Ten List, but I bet it did not alter the results...
On October 1, 2008, Dave Mendoza published his weekly Top Ten list, and I was on there... and my life as a recruiter will never be the same.
Prior to that day, my LinkedIn first degree connections hovered around 1200+, thanks to invites trickling in at a rate of five or so a week.
Since that day - I just counted - my connections increased by 270+ connections.… Continue
Added by Maha Akiki on October 10, 2008 at 9:31pm —
List building... what a concept. Last week I issued a challenge for the month of October
. The challenge was to get involved in a social network - to create dialogue and interact - and see what happens. Based on a few emails (and a voicemail!) that I received this week I suspect that what I may have failed to really talk about might have been the difference in growing a… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 8, 2008 at 9:00am —
Of course I wouldn't be writing this if Avature's Recruiting CRM wasn't selected...thankfully it was and a big "hug it out" to David Shadovitz and his editors for selecting us. You can see the article in the Oct. 2, 2008 current issue here:
There were a few winners in the talent acquisition space so I congratulate them as well - LinkedIN and Kenexa - good company to be in.
Added by Michael Johnson on October 3, 2008 at 12:47am —
My Linkedin groups
A few weeks ago Linkedin implemented a change in the number of group an individual could join on the network. I was a huge proponent of joining groups as a way of attracting new invitations. But with the policy change I've had to make some decisions on which groups to remain a member of. So I culled my original member list of 480 groups down to the 49 you see below. The criteria was simple; a) group had to relevant to my interests and or needs as an owner of HTC Research… Continue
Added by Jeff Weidner on September 26, 2008 at 1:19pm —
News hit recently that the Hoff (that's David Hasselhoff to you rookies) decided it was time to give his online network and image a bit of a face lift. Apparently he wasn't satisfied with the limitations that his… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 19, 2008 at 12:30pm —
We all know what active candidates are, they have their resume prepared, they are on the major job boards and they are actively applying to jobs. What is a passive candidate? The common definition is that passive candidates are not actively looking and they have to be pursued.
Are candidates open to job inquiries on Linkedin.com, and other networking sites active or passive? The transition from passive to active is a click, literally.
Once a candidate prepares their… Continue
Added by Fred Dimyan on August 14, 2008 at 1:30pm —
I was told by LinkedIn
that they are capping my "Wireless Jobs"
Group at 10,000 members. Knowing that, it's pretty safe to assume that the group will be capped before the end of the day as it's only 2 members shy of 10k.
I've already sent an email petitioning the powers-that-be to extend the cap to 15k, but I've not… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on July 10, 2008 at 11:48pm —
Jackson says "OMG!"
But what is he really saying? Translation please!
I will be the first to admit that Social Media is pretty hip and cool, far hipper and cooler than I could ever hope to be. When I was growing up we never communicated via "text messages" or "tweets" or IM's. Nobody had cell phones.
Xbox wasn't even invented yet. State of the art technology was ourAtari which we played games like "Pong" and "Asteroid" on.… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on July 9, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Recently I’ve been diving into social networks with an interest in automation. Don’t get me wrong, I get a good deal of business from LinkedIN, but I worry about it’s future.
I have to thank Dave Mendoza and Jason Davis as being great examples of leveraging networks. I’ve used LinkedIn
from early days, but only recently have I started adding connections en mass.
In the past few weeks, I’ve been adding 1000+ LinkedIN connections per… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on July 9, 2008 at 12:56pm —
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Botox Season on the Web
By David Berkowitz
Earlier this week on "The Daily Show," Larry Wilmore reported on how Beverly Hills is coping with today's economic hardships, where women are waiting longer to get their Botox refills and plastic surgeons are taking on reconstructive surgery cases just to pay their golf dues.
That's hardly the case in digital media, where the plastic surgeons of the Web have their hands full. It seems like every… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 19, 2008 at 1:11pm —
E-recruiting news this week: a UK court suggests your LinkedIn network is not yours, positive signs for job advertising and Taleo makes Gartner's Leader's Quadrant.
All this news, and more, this week on…
Added by Julian Stopps on June 18, 2008 at 3:07pm —
I am really interested in the concept of social media for the purpose of business growth, recruiting, etc. I thought that this would be the perfect venue to pose my question.
I would love to better understand what others feel about social media for business growth (i.e. linkedin, facebook, recruitingblogs, twitter, etc.). It has been challenging to make a business case to the management of my company for this activity. I'm very interested in hearing from folks who have made this… Continue
Added by Kristin Menefee on June 17, 2008 at 2:42pm —
Real quick wanted to add another tip on how to get more connections on Linkedin. And FYI I'm over 5100 now so these techniques work. That's about 1000 connections in the last month and I've only sent 250 invites out. And another 100+- resends.
Old Invites can be a Gold Mine.
Yea I know you already sent them one invite but somehow it either got ignored or lost or forgotten.
I started going through my old invites and resending the invites to people and they started… Continue
Added by Jeff Weidner on May 21, 2008 at 2:19pm —
I came across a newsworthy post this morning on RotorBlog,
which is a “Social Networking and Online Communications Blog” written by Andrew Rosen who is also the Founder of one of our favorite sites Jobacle.
Rosen is spot on when he states that “LinkedIn has been dominating the business social network niche, there’s nothing wrong with that since it has been able to answer the social networking… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 1, 2008 at 10:26am —
There is a lot of information out there about how to use Linkedin and I will admit that I've been slow to recognize the power of Linkedin.
About 6 weeks ago, I had about 20 direct connections with people that I knew well and quite frankly didn't see any advantage in Linkedin over the mulititude of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and others...what was the point since I was already connected to my friends on Facebook.
And then I got clued in...one of my… Continue
Added by David Sprinkle on April 30, 2008 at 10:21am —
The list of web 2.0 tools available today is astounding. I could list more, but these five are really the top tools that I use every day (and actually, I'm stretching it to add GrandCentral to the list, but I just like it).
I think I am on LinkedIn 24x7. Seriously, I log in at the crack of dawn and never log out. Today, it's the best tool I have for connecting with the people that I want to meet - need to meet - have to meet! You… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on April 26, 2008 at 7:57am —
What is a 'friend' anymore? That's the question that many facebook users are starting to ask at any rate, according to an excellent article on social networking
in yesterday's Washington Post. The article discusses in great detail how the term 'friend' has changed in the social networking world, or what they described as 'Friends Next'. In particular, the article highlights how those who were very… Continue
Added by Ben Gotkin on April 21, 2008 at 9:09am —
I had a personal emergency today and didn’t go online until almost 2 PM this afternoon. Lo and behold, there were over 200 linkedin invitations in my gmailbox! And the day isn’t over yet.
WOW! All thanks to Rock Star Recruiter Dave Mendoza, mover, shaker, kingmaker – or queenmaker, to be gender-exact. This phenomenon has nothing at all to do with me or my overnight popularity. Au contraire, it is a reflection of the leadership and strong sway of Dave… Continue
Added by Maya Walker on March 10, 2008 at 9:31pm —