Sodexo’s Angela Guidroz, on Social Media

Sodexo recruiter Angela Guidroz and I talk about:

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  • Recruiting veterans
  • Whether Sodexo has actually hired anyone who it connected with via social media
  • What to do with fewer jobs and more time
  • Personal lives and corporate lives on Twitter

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3 Comments on “Sodexo’s Angela Guidroz, on Social Media

  1. I’d like to commend Sodexo on their commitment to hiring returning Veterans, particularly disabled Veterans. I cannot overstate my gratitude, as well as the gratitude of many I speak with.
    Angela speaks quite a bit about LinkedIn . . . which is what I also hear from Veterans I help out in their job searches at the VA Hospitals. [Note: I do this to give back and have never made a penny in placement fees on returning Vets. Frankly, I would refuse payment.] Many Vets are not interested in Twitter, but they see LI as a viable tool in their search. While this may sound strange, it’s difficult to convince a combat veteran that Twitter will help them find a civilian position. However, they can create a profile on LI and see immediate benefit.
    I’m still at a loss why there is all this talk about Twitter and how it’s the magic pill many would like to position it as – it’s obvious from Angela’s comments that LI is the tool of choice, not Twitter. How many more examples do we need? I’m not saying we should not utilize Twitter, but the beating of the marketing drums has become near-deafening.
    Here’s an irony: The 4th bulletpoint listed above references Twitter, but why? Angela reinforces the value of LI Groups on multiple occasions.
    Angela, thank you for you and your organization’s commitment to hiring Veterans. You are making a difference and I applaud you 🙂

  2. Joshua, thank you for YOUR insight and commitment as well. My personal choice is Linked In because I see what the Veterans see and use as viable means to networking. Other’s don’t share my opinion and that’s ok! Strategy for outreach, especially to this diverse candidate pool is all over the board. Check out myvetworks.com, I think they are closing the loop on how to have a holistic approach that may be very beneficial to recruiters and Veterans seeking employment and support in the future.

    Best, Angela

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