I’ll pick on “LinkedIn” since they are the “Kleenex” of networking sites. Actually, I won’t pick on them or Plaxo since they’re in on it now or even ERE.net. I guess don’t have a huge issue with the original intent or idea…My big gripe is with how people use these sites. Today I’ll just send out a huge flame to people I have NEVER heard of in my life sending me invitations to join their network as friends,business associates or whatever category. Maybe they should have a category for “Pitifully Naive Time-waster”. I might accept those. One guy I never heard of said he had over 5500 people on his network. Fantastic! I would then have access to 5500 other people who got as message wondering who the heck this guy is.
Dave Staats places top executives as well as implementation consultants with software companies. He also has made more placements in Artificial Intelligence than any other headhunter. His career began during the SDI (Star Wars) years and included placement of scientists in laser, stealth, and other high-tech fields. During a short hiatus from the recruiting industry in 1994 he obtained a Private Investigator's license which he keeps as a constant reminder that a headhunter is what he really is. Dave is on the Board of Directors of The Pinnacle Society and a founder of The Tennessee Recruiters Association. He has a BA from Western Illinois University. Dave also blogs at Truth, Justice & the American Way of HeadhuntingAuthor Archive