Good afternoon bloggers and blogger readers. I am new to this so bare with me... I mean I am new to Blogging. Now do not get me wrong.. I believe I am fairly hip to the whole web scene. Long time reader...first time poster.. you know what I mean? I have found the time has come to take my rants on the road per say and get them out there to anyone whom may be listening (reading)... whatever.. =) and hope that this will open up some dialogue to others that may find themselves in ERP or other niche recruitment specialties. It is all about learning form each other right?
I would say I am a pretty tech savvy guy. That is why I like the IT sector so much. I have a family website, post videios of family on YouTube for the grandparents and relatives, Have a MySpace page, facebook account, Linked In and Twitter... did I miss anything? All this new technology seems to be really great and it has really changed how I work. In the last 4+ years the Recruitiong world changed for me. I moved into a niche practice within AIC. www.analysts.com
- more specifically http://aiclawson.analysts.com/index.aspx
that is the Lawson piece. As we grew our network of top notch consultants, it seemed logical to start going beyond just knowing how to reach each out to each other. The job boards seem to be good spots to go fishing from time to time - but those waters are FILLED with other fisherman as well. I am preaching to the choir I know... LinkedIn then Facebook.. now Twittering seems to be what everyone is talking about. The world is a much easier place to network in then it ever has. How many of you have connected with that grade school buddy? It is crazy! So now - how can you put it to use and make placements. I have found Linked In to be a great start with connecting to candidates - and their friends - and their friends. It has been a great sales tool as well - following employees to their next gig where they are now in a management role. Facebook - less so. I think it helps to create some groups - but it is hard to keep track of and even advertise the group. FB seems more social. Twitter seems kind of cool and I like the mobile aspect - but honestly - I do not want to be inundated all day long with people I scarsely know. best of all - these are all free (at the moment). LinkedIn by far seems to be the best choice for seeing what people do - connecting and maybe even putting them to work. I do believe in Quality of Quantity. I am not sure if opening up your network to EVERYONE has it's advantages.
Do you have any thoughts around this? Any recruiting tools that I am missing? I was speaking to a coleage of mine yesterday and we both agreed you can be super connected and a networking genius - but at the end of the day you still need to connect a candidate with a job - this means calling that person up and getting them intrested and into your process - and then negotaiting a WIN WIN WIN situation.
Anyway... I feel like I am on the Web 2.0 wave...nice view from here.... kind of looks like where I just was though... Is there a web 3.0 that is on it's way - or did I miss it???