Who Else is a #SocialRecruiting Summit Stalker?

Since Monday morning, I’ve been living vicariously through the tweets of the #socialrecruiting summit attendees. I couldn’t watch ERE’s live stream all day, but kept hitting refresh so I could be the first one to view slides and vids from the conference. I started watching Paul DeBettignies’ (@MNHeadhunter) presentation on “Building Community as a Solo Act” because the title & description appealed to me. I kept listening to Paul for a few other reasons.

1 ) His major sarcasm. If scientists identified a gene directly related to sarcasm, it would be traced back to the Midwest.

2) His goal to recruit candidates in the Minnesota area did not require recognition on a global or even a national level.  He focused his efforts on networking within the state and did not set his sights beyond that.  In a world where most want to be a Lady Gaga-esque super star, it was refreshing to learn about his narrow approach. “You’re So Vain” began playing in my head as I realized that being a nationally recognized blogger might not be a realistic goal. My roots are in Wisconsin. I love the following cities in this descending order: Milwaukee, Fox Point, Madison, Up North (kidding). I suppose I’ll stay local and ditch the dream of international stardom sigh…

 

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The “News”

Confession #1: I don’t watch the local news or make routine visits to CNN.com.  I’ve learned that I can choose what information to take in and what to block out.  Instead of the media dictating what I know, I actively and efficiently seek out information I’m interested in.

I have searches saved in CoTweet that highlight articles, comments and press releases. When events, such as ERE’s Social Recruiting Summit tomorrow, I’ll save a search for that hashtag and check in on the feed every once and awhile.

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