Monthly Archives: May 2011

Check-in and Find a Job !!! Is this Possible? (foursquare)

Did you Check-in today !!!!

Well, Check-in via foursquare has really picked up, and creating a decent space in the Social Networking World. foursquare is a location-based social networking website based on software for mobile devices. This service is available to users with GPS-enabled mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check-in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by running the application and selecting from a list of venues that the application locates nearby.

In my previous posts i had mentioned about “Are you Posting Jobs on Twitterhttp://mcaf.ee/49fc8 and Facebook for Recruitinghttp://mcaf.ee/qp14i . Hence just wanted to try out something new with Foursquare.
 
As a pilot project, just tried to identify certain places where IT Professionals Check-in via Foursquare, and try to see the number of people checking into that particular area. All i did was post a Job Opening (In the Tips section). So every time and individual checks- in the location, they will get a info about Job Openings. And based on their interest, they might send across their resumes.

Following are some of the samples for your reference:

In this particular sample, Magarpatta / Magarpatta Cyber City and DLF are locations in Pune, India, where there are lot many IT organizations. Hence every time an individual checks-in, he/she will get to see a tip regarding that location. I have posted a job Requirement in the tips section. On the right hand side, you can also see the number of check-in made till date.

 Although this is just a small start, as the number of users in India are not as high as other European countries, but people are picking it up quickly. As the number of users will increase, the check-ins will also increase, thus the visibility of such job openings will improve.

So did you Check-in today !!!!

Looking forward to your views, comments on this topic. 

Does your company use Twitter?

 

Hmmmm… Yes ! No ! I guess they are planning to use it….. and so on……

Some might ask, do companies really need to use Twitter? Well, for those who still doubt this, just wanted to say, its your choice, either you fall behind the train or move along. (This does not mean you follow the bandwagon).You might have noticed that companies have started to mention their Twitter ID on their website, asking to follow them. Is there something wrong with this ? The answer is NO. Companies have found a way to interact directly with the candidates (potential) and also this has helped in getting more information about the companies.

Just was wondering, how many times would you visit a companies website? Once, twice, Right ! But thanks to Twitter, people can now follow companies, and get to know more updates (daily). Customers, candidates and clients get live tweets about the companies. This is really a great way to track a company. Every company might have a different purpose, but the main aim is to make the most of it, and also help to brand the company.

 Many organizations have started to tweet their financial results for each quarter as and when it happens. It was a real good surprise when an organization did tweet “Q1 results to be tweeted in some time” . This is just one of the ways companies are using it. There are organizations who promote their Job Openings, some about their vision, mission etc. Organizations also promote their Blogs, white papers and articles via Twitter.

PS: Usage of twitter is not only restricted to IT companies, many of the Retail , Manufacturing, Engineering companies too are making the most of it. Also many of the midsized organizations too are using Twitter.

Just some stats that might interest you:
 
@AccentureIndia has 7807 followers
@accenture (Global) has 24369 followers
@TCS_News has 8200 followers
@Wipro has 7663 followers
@Capgemini has 7329 followers
@Cummins has 1881 followers
@Google has 3,049,031 followers
 
And the list goes on and on…..
 
This is just a start, and a good start for that matter. Companies are very much aware of the Power of Twitter and the benefits that i can give in the long run. ( Power of Twitter –  http://mcaf.ee/95eyk )
 
SO, Does your company use Twitter !!!
Looking forward to your views, comments on this topic.
 
Regards
Rambling Recruiter
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