Nov 292012

Your social currency, your digital footprint and therefore your social reputation is available online. This article explores social media and job interviews. Or at least I want you to help me explore it :)

Been for a job interview lately? I’m interested to know if you were asked any of these questions:
– I read your blog, can you explain more on your blog post ….
– how many followers do you have on Twitter? We noticed you are connected to some journalists, can you explain your relationship with them?
– what is your Klout score? Will you link and retweet and share our content if we employ you?
– how would you handle, or how have you handled disagreements online?
– who are in your social network – any politicians, vendors,
– we noticed you dont have testimonials from past employers on your LinkedIn account. Why?
– do you make Facebook friends with the clients of your past employer. Will you notify them on Facebook you are now working here?

Have you interviewed someone and had any of this stuff thrown at you by prospective staff?
– can I blog about my work and industry?
– I have a high level of media crossover from my Twitter followers – can I continue to engage with Press & public speaking!
– if I leave, I will be keeping my Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook connections I have built during my time with you. Can you put that in my contract?
– will you retweet my stuff and link to me?
– and usual questions eg can I use Facebook at work, is LinkedIn blocked at firewall. Anything else?


The discussion above is from Glassdoor – a site that asks staff to discuss their employer. In this case Engineers at Apple.
The world is changing has changed. What say you?

Feb 172009

EDIT: Added The Channel 7  Sunrise Video: Thanks Ben Novakovic for uploading to YouTube (@bmn) Note the 5 min mark – did he really say shut down internet services in Victoria when a court case is on? Just Facebook or all internet social sites? All court cases or just some? Or did I misunderstand – it really threw me at the time. I’m guesting on the Sunrise program on Channel 7 Australia tomorrow morning. Apparently with Mike Munroe and Mel someone? Not Kochie Anyway the show is about vigilantism (think: naming and shaming the alleged arsonist of the Victorian bushfires)  Continue Reading…

Mar 162007

I was interviewed last week, on video, at Cafe Norton in North Sydney by Nick Hodge. I knew Nick in Adelaide aeons ago, and really wasn’t expecting him to shove a camera in my face while having a “catch up” coffee. Grrrrrrr! :p He’s doing a Geek Stories series for the on10 network(not the Aussie free-to-air channel, but a Microsoft initiative) and it was … an interesting way to have breakfast.Here’s a snippet.Full interview and video is here. Oh and I’m meeting Steven Noble of Hill and Knowlton for coffee next week. We’ll see if he is as geeky in Continue Reading…

Feb 262007

Am I the only who finds being interviewed painful? I already spend waaaay too much time worrying about what everyone else is thinking about me. And usually they aren’t. Thinking. About me, at any rate. And then I worry about why aren’t they thinking about me? And what are they thinking about? So you see, interviews just exposes one to angst and are totally yuck. It’s hard to believe how much some people can cram into their working lives. Take Laurel Papworth. Currently a consultant and a lecturer at Sydney University she helped found Faifax Digital, create Optus Convergent Media, Continue Reading…

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