Once upon a time there was a magical land where Recruiters made heaps and piles of cash. Pit rooms, placement bells, residual commissions and 400% mark ups grew on every tree. Every day was sunny and every resume was perfect. Every submittal was a fit too, no questions. Then one day….
Depression 2.0 occurred.
We Recruiters couldn’t pay for afford Starbucks and were forced made to drink the
crap brew that is served in the break room.
As Depression 2.0 casted a dark cloud challenged Recruiters, some cowards ran toward sought safety in Government jobs. Other Recruiters were cast out, jobless and roaming the streets are still waiting patiently for Government jobs or anything that pays more than unemployment.
Then something remarkable happened.
The jobless, homeless, penniless Recruiter started spewing the awesomeness of Social Media. Pretty soon, the jobless Recruiters were “experts”. A division between the old Recruiter and the new Recruiter was Social Media. Suddenly, life was sunny! Recruiting was exciting all over again.
The Magical recruiting kingdom was restored! Hi-ho-hi-ho-ho off to work we go! Every day Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIN, Digg, Friendfeed, Stumbleupon, Youtube, Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, Furl, Ning, Propeller, and so forth.
It was like totally awesomeness cheese burger in paradise. Recruiters were happy.
But the Baby Boomers or old wiser Recruiters pointed out one serious problem still remained. We Recruiters haven’t figured out to monetize Social Media Recruiting yet.
So, here are three things Recruiters must do in order to fully restore 400 % markups in the magical land of Recruiting.
1) Attend RecruitFest 2009
2) Attend ERE Expo in
Orlando Hollywood 2009
3) Join Social Media Recruiting Group on LinkedIn.
If you do all these things, you will be doing more than you would if you donated to the Red Cross. So, please give. Donate your
money time and knowledge to the rest of us jobless, homeless, penniless Recruiters. I need...(ahem)... I meant... we need your support.
Thank you and God Bless.