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I am a Social Media Strategist, Community Builder, Innovator, and Blogger. My friends call me a "social media machine," and my colleagues refer to me as a "social networking engineer". I'm not a technical engineer, rather I am an engineer of digital influence. I am an online community engagement officer. If you are looking for someone who can engage your social media community, drive traffic to where you want it to go, and make your social media community morph into a viral movement, then I'm your woman!
I'm an early adopter of social network technology, and have been watching digital trends since 1994 when the predecessors of today's social networks emerged. Whether you call it new media, digital media, or social media--it's media...it's community...It's instant, real-time, and it makes an impact.
My editorial blog about job search, careers, recruiting, and human resources can be found at http://HRMargo.com.
An avid blogtalkradio podcaster, I Host Compassionate HR on blogtalkradio. I interview thought leaders in Social Media, Recruiting, and Human Resources who go above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate corporate responsibility, service learning, and steward leadership.
I'm best known as the Founder of the world renown social media movement, HireFriday a community that originated in the US in 2010, and spread to 6 countries within the first year. It continues to be a source of support (and boots on the ground help) to candidates everywhere. Last year, my goal was to grow HireFriday to 1 million strong. Not only did we achieve that goal, we exceeded it. According to our analytics, our Twitter chat known as #HFChat is reached up to 6.8 million impressions. Our annual metrics are even higher. Should you be interested in sponsoring one of our chats, I will gladly supply you with a report.
HFChat was the second career chat on Twitter. In fact, it was one of the first Twitter chats. Shortly after, I started the #HFChat community, I quickly realized that our community would serve the masses, grow in numbers, and help humanity during one of the worst recessions in America's history.
We shifted the hash tag from #HireFriday to #HFChat to focus our efforts on the weekly chat, and help as many career candidates as possible. We serve both active and passive candidates. Our new website, http://hirefriday.com launched officially in May, 2011.
Professionally, I am a power user of Radian6. It is my social media monitoring tool of choice. I've worked with big brands in both B2B and B2C markets as a Social Media Community Manager, Moderator, and Strategist.
I have more than 10 years experience in corporate training, outplacement consultation, and leadership development, and in facilitating team building seminars. I am a life-long learner. I don't think anyone is a Google+ ninja, or expert. The platform is too new. I can say that I was one of the first HR/Social Media professionals on Google+, and I took to it like a duck to water.
I'm obsessed with digital interactive communities. In fact, I'm proud to admit it. This is not only where I work, it's where I hang out, and live.
I've been interviewed by The Washington Post, Reuters, and MSNBC about social media, and the economic employment outlook of 2011. I continue to be a resource to the press.
- Xavier University, HRD Master's ProgramHuman Resource Development
- Wright State University, BA Communication Studies, minor HRCommunication/Mass Media
- HR Social StrategySocial Media and HR Strategist, present