A few years back we interviewed Vala Afshar, an prolific social media user who was also a Chief Marketing Officer, about why the web is the new resume. We thought we would re-air his chat from CareerCloud Radio.
What happens when you make people apply to a job with a twitter hashtag? Vala Afshar, CMO of Enterasys Networks in Boston, Mass did just that and found the right person for free in just a matter of weeks. Is this the future of recruiting? What do job seekers need to learn from this experiment? Find out in this must listen episode!
1:00 Did you expect so much attention to your story?
3:49 Why do this? Not your typical recruiting approach.
5:30 What social media tells you about a candidate.
7:10 Why he used Klout & Kred in requirements.
8:45 Explains how the recruitment process worked
12:30 Didn’t cost a dime to get this candidate
13:50 Will you do it again?
15:00 What other types of jobs would this approach be good for?
16:10 What is your message to skeptics of social recruiting?
19:25 Specific tips for job seekers about how they should be using social media.
23:01 Lessons learned.