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Interesting thoughts after meeting several candidates in person this week in Tokyo. Though its officially Holidays this week in Japan - Obon Yasumi, when people go back to their hometowns to pay respect to their ancestors that have passed - I own my own boutique company with staff around the Globe who are working normal hours so no break for me.
Several candidates admitted to accessing Facebook on a daily basis, more than 3 times or more a day.
When I asked them how many times they were accessing their Linkedin accounts it came out to a resounding once-a-month or less.
What does that mean? Duh? It means you better source and do your X-ray searching on the net, then, contact and qualify those leads on Facebook. Obviously you don`t want to pitch it like your selling on the first contact, that`s a big turnoff. Its like dating, you want to use a slow, methodical, drip marketing campaign to contact and source the people you are interested in.
If you`re lucky, you`ll know someone in common on FB, Group, etc., if not, then, you can preface it by saying you saw their professional background or some association, etc., then approach them that way.
From this week I have been actively using FB as a network building tool, and, indirectly as a recruitment sourcing tool that has paid back dividends more than Linkedin (which I still depend on and use as well). If you need to contact them now and can`t wait for your iNmail to come back, better get you some Facebook action!