7 Responses to “Digital Footprint for New Job Seekers? Read On”

  1. Mark Lyndersay Says:

    Hey Danielle
    Not sure I agree with “b.” If your relationship commitment is serious, it sets some pretty clear ground rules about your status and sets the tone for any interactions you might have with people who “friend” you.
    Of course, my flirt factor is probably way, way down from yours and I’m good with acknowledging that.
    I also have no problem friending pretty much everyone on FB and Flickr. I’m a bit choosier about Twitter because the chatter from folks who contribute little makes for a very unwieldy stream, but that’s more of a practical than a social matter for me.
    That said, I don’t treat any social network as my personal diary which just happens to be left open at City Gate. I use these networks for shameless marketing and engagement opportunities and will only decline “friending” opportunities with politicians because to be fair, I’d have to friend all of them and I’m really not up for that level of engagement with them as a genus.
    I think your approach is reasoned and aware of your own unique status in T&T social circles, but those of us less likely to attract dangerously committed stalkers might be able to approach things with a little more flexibility.

  2. caribbeancontessa Says:

    Mark, not promoting (b) this a a flirtation approach do some do try that with me and they get deleted (lol). Seriously, I mean “friending” companies and leaving links to the blog you would want them to see/ read that would tie into your being able to be positioned with their brand. For example, if you had a blog about let’s say the dangers of paint, I would NOT suggest leaving that link on their article comments UNLESS your strategy is to attract the attention of those who are also “anti paint”. Hopefully you get my point.

    At work, we’ve actually built “virtual relationships” with customers and made sales to new persons who never had relationships (business or otherwise) with the company. In today’s world, the web provides an “in” for the average joe to “get to know” a company/ professional better. That being said, if you “follow” a CEO’s blog and leave comments with links to your number well, that would just be creepy and inappropriate.

    Hugs!

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  4. Marielle Barrow Says:

    Good post Danielle! I am currently at school again ( for the next five years ( Phd)) but I think that some of your recommendations may be a good way to keep my profile out there.

    Thanks!

    That’s a great video that they posted! Love it.

    Marielle

    • caribbeancontessa Says:

      Congrats on the PhD pursuit and yep social media is the way to keep current and to keep your work noticed!

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