On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about some of Scott’s early experiences in HR, and why it’s a bad idea to conduct job interviews in hotel rooms. We also discussed dumb moves by job seekers and how social media posts can keep you from getting hired.
On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about how many business owners feel pressured to be on every social media platform, even if it doesn’t make sense for them to be there. It’s important to ask yourself WHY you are doing what you are, and if there isn’t a good reason to do so, then you need to stop.
So much potential, yet so much stink. The fans and fanatics shout about how great it is since it’s only for “business people” and you don’t get all the junk that is on the other social sites. The problem is LinkedIn isn’t even a social media site. It’s a digital Rolodex pretending to be social. As a way to connect with the very people you hated at your last job it’s perfect. I’m actually one of their original members and have more contacts than an octopus with 10,000 biz cards (only to make up for my lack of popularity in high-school) but I go there less and less now.
I actually do see the potential of it, especially for job-seekers and employers looking to hire. If I was still in HR (which I left when I realized I hated people) it would be the perfect recruitment research tool.