Summary: In spite of its ubiquity, Twitter remains misunderstood, especially by digital rookies and reluctant adopters. There are four key Twitter misconceptions that seem to be keeping later adopters in particular from opening an account, exploring the possibilities, and giving Twitter a fair shot to demonstrate its value. These misconceptions stem from emotional…Continue
How to find popular people on Twitter is the topic on this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Pay attention because it moves pretty fast. / Follow Jim Stroud on Twitter @jimstroud
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This post offers five strategic cautions that remind Twitter to think of itself as a utility rather than a novelty,…Continue
Summary: Targeted primarily to rookies, this guide offers a set of Twitter best practices that helps people maximize their ability to maintain a strong signal/noise ratio and avoid making mistakes that can hurt their individual professional and/or organizational brands. More experienced Tweeters – including mavens – may want to consider the advice and reconsider some of their own Twitter habits as well. …
I was looking at a number of ways for recruiters to automatically post jobs and other content onto Twitter, LinkedIn and all the other social channels. There are lots of ways to do this and it is really very simple to set this up. I've put together a short video demonstrating how to use the free version of Hootsuite to schedule posts and also connect to an RSS feed to do this automatically.
While I'm using Hootsuite to automate and schedule my content it is very easy to see how this…Continue
Summary: Though Twitter hashtags have been around almost as long as Twitter itself, many people still do not understand what they are – or more importantly, how to use them appropriately. This post offers seven tips - plus a decision-making flowchart - to enable Tweeters to not only avoid looking like a Twitter rube, but to maximize the value of Twitter hashtags for both themselves and…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
As far as I’m concerned, every professional can benefit from having a Twitter account. That doesn’t mean we all have to care what people are having for lunch, what hashtags are trending, or what celebrities are doing, thinking, or selling. It also doesn’t mean that we have to share (or overshare) the banalities of our own lives, amass hundreds or thousands of followers, or strive for a high…Continue
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If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.
Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…Continue
Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…Continue
Twitter is an amazing hunting ground -- one that's been vastly underutilized and too often written off as an unruly homeroom of the Internet. There are amazing recruits who are looking for a decent job. But with more than half a billion users, it's estimated that Twitter is one of the 10 most visited pages on the Web.
How do you find the…Continue
Have you ever heard of the 1% rule or the 90-9-1 principle for the internet? According to Wikipedia...
In Internet culture, the 1% rule or the 90–9–1 principle (sometimes…
Added by Tim Burke on June 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Social recruiting is a rapidly-growing trend in HR and recruiting space. Some argue that it is dead and that beyond sourcing more candidates, it really doesn’t help recruiters scale their practice. We, however, don’t think it is dead...we believe it is just beginning!
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Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; aContinue
It’s being labeled “Instagram for video”.
Staying true to Twitter’s micro-sharing style, video length on Vine is limited (6 seconds or less), with use of the app designed to spark creativity via snippets of special moments. Vine says that the video posts are “about abbreviation – the…Continue
Added by Amanda Ashworth on February 20, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments
Curious about Twitter, not just as a social media platform but also as a company? Using a sample of recent tweets, this post offers a glimpse into the company’s leadership, its role in society, and how the platform and its features are evolving. Though neither comprehensive nor in-depth, this glimpse provides insights into the complexity of a Digital…
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
One our rockstar sourcers recently gave a presentation on 4 twitter tools, one specifically is worth mentioning as it's newer and with the popularity of twitter, it allows you to filter.
Tweetizen is a fairly new application described as “a simple web-based tool designed to help you filter the daily influx of tweets, and easily find the ones that are relevant to you.” While Twellow groups people into categories, Tweetizen combines tweets into categorized groups. You…Continue
Did you know that Instagram beats Twitter in daily mobile use? For more info, read this article from "All things D." http://buff.ly/PrKvdL
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Added by Jim Stroud on October 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
After almost five years, I have returned to the IT staffing industry in order to be a founding member and recruiter at Kranect. I have found the industry somewhat changed in that social media and technology have changed how people interact when it comes to jobs. For example when I was last recruiting, Twitter was barely in existence, Facebook was just becoming available to non-students, and LinkedIn wasn’t the recruiting tool it has become today. People were still on MySpace for goodness…Continue
As a recruiter, there are 4 major steps recommended to follow when trying to use Twitter to it's maximum potential:
1. Follow the 80-20 rule
2. Use Hashtags
3. Engage with your audience
4. Analyze your tweets
After reading these main four you begin to ponder the question well how exactly can there four help me. Well, click here to read more about how you can optimize YOUR …Continue
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