Headhunter:  in search of a Social Media Expert for a HUGE Global client.
Does not want:

  • Guru
  • Wizard
  • Magician

The following is needed:
Must have a strong presence on ALL relevant  Social Media Channels

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr
  • LinkedIn

Must know how to blog using different platforms and have a strong presence on:

  • Blogger
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • WordPress

Must have the ability to Prove that they are indeed a Social Media Expert. How can a person Prove it? How can employers find people to meet this criteria BEFORE hiring them? How do they scan a persons online credentials. Klout? Peer Index? Information BEYOND Klout is needed.

If I’m a Headhunter or Recruiter I am heading to Empire Avenue, YUP it’s more than just a game.  I’ve seen enough recruiters, headhunters, HR people and Venture Capitalists entering the game to know that they are viewing Empire Avenue as an opportunity.  Some people may think of it asFarmville for Social Media but I guarantee venture capitalist are not hanging out looking to feed cows or water crops, even if Lady Gaga has teamed up with the Farm game.




On Empire Avenue the recruiter has an opportunity to view the entire network of many candidates, visit the channels, read the blogs, check the Twitter feed and to see how the channel is scored from 1-100. That is HUGE.





So for me,when it’s time for me to partner with someone, I will be checking my network on Empire Avenue first.



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