If you are not a marketeer, but you have 45 minutes per week to spend for social media, so check and use this tools.
You need 3 tools, to be more efficient and in total ca. 30$ per month for this tools alltogether. I use buffer, feedly and socialbro for content generation and automation as well as for Twitter analysis and follower creation.
I have built 3 Twitter accounts within 2 years by working maximum 45 minutes per week on this and it helps a lot now.
Buffer ist just for the posting automation at Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, etc pp.
With feedly you can generate your content while you are sitting in the tube or bus and this contend will delivered to your Buffer account.
SocialBro is for following the right people as well as reporting and analysis of your Twitter accounts. Where are your followers from, in which region of the world, are they influencer or just spamer, which industry they are, which followers do your compettitors have, you want to steal them ? ;-) lol, so go on ! :-p ...
You also can generate with this the best time to tweet for Buffer, which means, Buffer will post at this time, the most readers and followers are online to read your content.
Yes, I know, this was just a crash-course, but these tools are also known since 4 years, so I do not want to bore you. Yes, this are BASICS, so let's start, if you are not still using this tools, it's worth for the future, maybe... :-).
Cheers from Vienna, Mr. Breadhunter ;-)
We all know this joke above or we do have experience with 'we let you know phrases' from HR departments or headhunters and than nothing happened.
So, it's time to do it yourself and establish your own brand, that in the end companies will apply by you and not you by companies.
Yes, we are in a change, we all know, since 4 years, but HR and headhunting changes slowly, especially, if your are living not in the US, South Korea or the Netherlands, my personal top innovative countries.
3 things you have to think of and try it out, and I am sure it will work to establish your own brand, but you need passion and time to come to results and the best ist, you start establishing this 'own branding', when you are locky at work and not when you are looking for a job.
In these times it can take 3-6 month finding a new job, and if you do earlier, you are just a 'lucky person', but it's not normal.
So start now, working on these 3 things:
We Headhunters and Recruiters mostly focus on finding people for jobs, because for this they get paid for and not vice-verca, finding jobs for people, because it's more difficult and a lot of unpaid work. Maybe this will change, if matching software will be more efficient in best practice, but there we are just at the beginning (semantic search).
Some more infos to my 3 points:
Sending your cv to many headhunters and companies is also an option, but don't expect to much response, because they are not the 2nd department of the employment office, but if you are a smart brand, they will like you and also try to bring you into new jobs, sometimes... ;-)
If you work on this 3 things for 4-6 weeks, you will have the basement for your career and business networking. I am sure, that there will be good results, which lead to success and when you are in a job, take you time for 1 hour per week to wide your network constantly.
Self branding will be more important in future and now it's just starting, afte the time of employer branding at companies. Be your own brand.
Some examples you can find on my website: www.breadhunter.org
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Yes, time is running and 4 month before my 40th birthday I think it's time to look back to the last 25 years I was in touch with work, learning and a lot of experiences.
As a headhunter you work with people, knowledge and experience. When I look back to the last 25 years I see, that this experience was perfect to understand people, their professions and ending up as an orientalist in headhunting, but let's start from the beginning.
I had an interesting childhood, growing up in an intellectual art family in germany, my father was an art historian and my mom an interior designer and yoga teacher. I went to 9 schools during 14 school-years before my graduation, not because of being a hooligan, but for job reasons of my partents, moving to different places for work (universities) in germany.
When I became 16 it was time to work, my partents said, not becoming a son-only-teenager, so I started my first job experiences and this was good and boring in the beginning.
1992 - 1997
From 16 to 21, during the last High School Classes I worked for pleasure, to afford Diesel and Levis jeans, books, travels and my first mobile phone.
So I had the opportunity to work as a house painter, assembly line worker at VW, as a Ice-Man at San Marco Cafe, as Pizza Man, bakeing by clients wish a lot of Pizza Funghi without mushrooms, as a construction worker and as a Bar Keeper.
For a bookworm like me, it was not my idea of work I want to do, looking back to these times, it was good for my personality, getting in touch with people from all social classes and understanding, what it means to work not in a nice office, but to work with people.
1997 - 1998
After my graduation from High School and before starting my Islamic Studies, I didn't went to military service, I did a social job at the emergency room on a local hospital for 15 month, dealing with badly injured people, death and all that stuff nurses deal every day for small money. During this time I learned respect.
Respect from life, human beings and fast cars, people didn't had under control.
It was a great motivation and being greatful that I could study after 15 month of this social service, because my parents gave me this opportunity.
1998 - 1999
The student life started, but with 3 days of work per week, to finance my private libary, many trips to middle east and some drinks for party time.
So, I started to study Islamic History of Art and Islamic Studies in Freiburg, Munich, Cairo, Teheran, Istanbul and London.
During the first year I worked in bars and a hospital in night shift, but after 1 year I was bored of this 'Bread-and-Butter-Job' and so I discovered Headhunting by an simple job ad, this was in 1999, 16 years ago.
1999 - 2009
I had no idea, that this job will exist before and the reaction of my grandpa
(a selfmade entrepreneur) was: "So, you get paid for stealing companies their employees and putting them into new jobs at new companies ? Really?!
- Strage world!"
Yes, strage world, he was right, welcome to the international headhunting business and so I started as a classical researcher, telling bullshit stories via telephone to companies, to get informations about their best employees, feeding our homemade database with this.
This was fun, because in school I also liked to play theater.
This was recruiting 1.0 without social media. There were good times in headhunting between 1999 and 2005 in Munich and I remember many nice parties in Ibiza, P1 or Kitzbühel, burning this easy headhunting money.
And I learnd everything from beginning ending up as an consultant, but generalist like this entrepreneurs from 'old-times' knowing everything of the process, because they worked in each position during their career.
My idols were this bosses, who had build something from the start. If there was trouble in a project, they could help every employee also in research calls and this is something, which got lost during the last years in many jobs, having bosses, who know the job by best practice.
After finishing my studies in 2007 I worked for 1 year as a actor in some commercials for german television and it was something new for good money, but then Hollywood didn't call me, so I decided to move back to headhunting, after trying to enter other job fields with 412 applications.
So back to the roots, working with people, their biographies and headhunting.
This was it, what I did since years and my experience from other wite and blue collar jobs helped me, to understand people and their skills.
2009 - today
In Vienna, I am now since 6 years, where I worked for local companies as well as establishing my own business BREADHUNTER, concentrating on international executive search, social media and innovation.
Since 2014 I joined Talentor to manage 180 consultants in 20 countries and being responsible for new partner acquisition,innovational tools and workflows.
My work and headhunting experience from the last 25 years helps me everyday to understand the needs of clients and potential partners accross the globe.
I am also happy, that I could bring 6 new countries to the network this year, together with Michael Sarsteiner, CEO of Talentor and maybe it will be 7 until December 2015.... ;-)
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