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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Not a good reason for NOT embracing Social Media...

Guess I need to re-think my objection handling techniques...During the training session, to a group who wanted to learn how to embrace Social Media in their job search, several tried to find any reason NOT to embrace social media.

"What about my privacy - I don't want people finding me and stealing my identity!" The individual was of a generation were communication was conducted in person, via a phone or by writing a letter (by hand and using a postal system) and 'trust' was a value practiced by the majority of people and companies.

Identity theft is very important and you must take every precaution to protect yourself. However, to use this an excuse for not using social media in a job search, the individual missed the 'principle approach' to using social media as a tool.

3-Step thought process I introduced:
  • Develop: A separate 'personal' and 'professional' presence, use a consistent 'brand' name and write a 'bio' in the 3rd person that sells 'YOU'
  • Establish: Credibility and reputation by interacting, communicating and updating regularly
  • Monitor: On-Line Reputation by establish a regular routine for monitoring, reviewing and challenging (as appropriate)
Developing and deploying a professional on-line presence need never compromise ones privacy, by taking basic and simple steps you can promote YOU and attract quality and appropriate attention.

Now, I have to go and practice my objection techniques...