influence, social networks

Klout early adopter thanks message

I'm liking these social networks recognizing the role that early adopters play in supporting & growing the company.   I just received a little thanks / achievement notice from @klout. In March 2011, I received a lovely message [here] from Reid Hoffman, CEO of Linkedin,  @quixotic,  for being among the first 100, 000 out of 100… Continue reading Klout early adopter thanks message

early adoption, linkedin, schalk, social networks, using social media in job search

Early adopting Linkedin: Member no. 39,974 out of 100 million users

I received a lovely letter on March 25th from Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Chairman of Linkedin. He wrote to personally thank the first 100, 000 linkedin members as Linkedin secured its 100th million user last week. I was member 39, 974 - in the top 0.03% (so better than top 1%) of early adopters for Linkedin. Okay - so my ego is stroked. Honestly though - its not just ego - but I feel strangely validated for having promoted Linkedin to scores and scores of colleagues over the years. Here is a copy of that letter:

linkedin, social networks

The tough questions I get on the value of Social Networking

I'm in a stare down with an executive of one of Canada's largest recruitment and placement firms. "Why would I be on Linkedin?" I know what he is really saying.  He has an army of staff using all the social networks, doing all the modern recruitment so he doesn't need to.  He is retiring probably… Continue reading The tough questions I get on the value of Social Networking

Facebook, recruiting 2.0, social networks, twitter, using social media in job search

Teaching Social Media in Job Search

Its not what you know but who you know.  Provocative.  Not entirely true - I'd say its both but 'who you know' is on steroids with the advent of social networking hitting the recruiting industry. The recruiting industry is undergoing profound changes in 2009.  Hiring managers and recruiters are more satisfied with the quality of… Continue reading Teaching Social Media in Job Search