I’m a prolific blogger, video maven, twitter lover and chat junkie. I also like to attend conferences, parties, barcamps, Tweetups, you get it. I’m a networker. I believe that has a lot to do with recruiting people (since I meet a lot of them through allll these mediums). Anyway, as I “put myself out there” both F2F and on the NET, I’ve noticed (and I’m not the first) that there are whole set of standards that apply at parties that you can apply to the wild, wild west of social media.
Most of these I’ve learned the hard way, BTW. I’ve bulleted them for ease of reading:
Say “you’re grounded”, to yourself. There are people that matter and people that matter. Social Media (especially in the heady honeymoon period when you’re connecting with everyone and their brother that you never thought would give you the time of day) is not real life. It can often be (wisely) backed-up by real relationships but like actual parties, there will be loud talkers, debators, bullies and victims. Don’t worry about them, unlike when you are at a party, you can “delete”!
Submitted by Maren Hogan for the August 2008 Talent Buzz blog contest.
Talent Acquisition & Diversity Exec, Jason Buss, is the founder and editor of THQ and Recruiting Innovation Officer for...read more