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Because we all love reading the same predictions for #recruitment very December, here are 10 and a half of my own... ;)

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So I'm fiddling around with my profile, because my adventure with CloudNine has come to an end, and going it alone again... 

#Recruitment  

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/beyond-cloudnine-end-era-steve-ward
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I have absolutely no idea Billy!! haha
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Hmm, Google+ asks me to write a comment about my profile photo change.... erm. It's black & white, and I don't look much like it. 
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How can Recruitment Agencies be social?

I led a talk at TalentNet Live is month, (as a discussion/debate rather than a presentation) - discussing the various sides of the argument, around whether frankly recruitment agencies are equipped to be social. 
Equally, `should` agencies be social...? Some would argue against. 

Hope the sound is ok, but it was a good debate in contributions from +Stephen O'Donnell +Jonathan Campbell +Bill Boorman and others...  
 
Well worth a watch > +Steve Ward and others give insights on how recruitment agencies can be social.  
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Dear all, 
Sorry. 
Apparently, the CV is dead... 
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This is an excellent and fascinating piece from +Andrew Grill - looking at the lack of understanding of social at leadership level within business; and how it can impact hiring.  
I see and hear this often - particularly the "We'd rather that you didn't continue your blog" comment. 
I met up up with a friend recently who joined a large well known company a little while ago. Because both the company and my friend are well known, I won't go into specifics for obvious reasons. When ...
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Awesome new job for a Head of Social Strategy in London; working for a branding & advertising agency. Salary £55-65k dependent on experience. 

Leading a team of 6 social community & content specialists; and looking after social engagement strategy for clients such as EE, The Army, EDF, Deutsche Bank, BBC, Royal Mail and more. 

Drop me a message if interested. 
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Here's a think I wrote about Social Selling, Recruitment & the Change from Sales focused to being 'In Demand'... 
#SocialRecruiting  
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How Do Graduates Get a Job in Social Media or Digital Marketing?  
Here's some thoughts, and how #MyDigitalCareer  is starting the journey of tackling this. 
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Graduates with aspirations for Digital or Social Media career won't get a better line up than this for insights, advice and case study.  

+Jeremy Waite +Stephen Waddington +Eb Adeyeri +Rachel Adams +Charlie Southwell +Tiffany St James +Danny Whatmough +Krishna De +James Poulter +Keri Hudson +Matt Buckland +Charlie Duff +Ben Fox  and more to come.  

We're looking for the best graduates to join #MyDigitalCareer and learn from these guys at www.mydigitalcareer.co.uk 
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Looking forward to this great series of events
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Here's an interview I did for Dan Purvis's blog:
Social Media & Recruitment DO mix...  
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Dear all,
Sorry. 
Apparently, the CV is Dead... 
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All about Social Media & Digital Talent - Founder of CloudNine (@CloudNineRec), and now independent consultant.
Introduction

Award Winning Social Media & Digital recruiter. 
Owner/Director of CloudNine Social Media Digital Talent, and active partaker in all things social media. 

Also Head of Talent for Social Business Consultancy  Sociagility, as part of the execution of successful integration of social media into corporate brands. 

Coordinated the Social TV Conference in January 2013 with great insights on Social TV, Second Screen technology and innovation from the likes of MTV, Channel 4, SecondSync, Telegraph Hill and Red Bee Media 

Speaker/Discussion leader on Recruitment, Social Media and digital impact in Recruitment Marketing, Talent Attraction & Recruitment Agencies. 

I blog about recruitment at The Recruitment Misfit, but recent can be found on my LinkedIn profile. 

Father of 2 boys, lover of Cricket, Golf and Football. Bad cricketer, bad golfer, long-retired footballer. 
Forest fan... be kind! 

I'm independent now; and focus on delivering in these areas:


  • Retained Digital/Social Media Recruitment - still recruiting, but mainly helping businesses who have never, or never successfully hired a 'Social Media Manager' or something akin, know who they should hire, and how to assess suitability select. And of course I will identify and recruit that person, and where beneficial - sit in on the interview process. More of a management consultancy service, than a recruitment agency one.  
  • In-House Social Recruiting Strategy - helping businesses apply social media sourcing, campaigns, pipelining and attraction to their direct-hiring model. 
  • Recruitment Agency Training in Social Recruiting & Business Development - well, it is what I'm known for! I want to help good recruitment businesses understand how they can use social marketing to raise the bar of their brand perception and draw inbound business & candidate flow.
  • Training & Consultancy around Talent Attraction in Digital Transformation - I am especially proud and thrilled to be collaborating with Tiffany St James and Charlie Southwell in their terrific Digital Transformation business, Transmute. We will be bringing a Talent Attraction & Engagement module to their repertoire, and in doing so joining up some of the final dots in how their brilliant model completes the digital change cycle in progressive business. 
  • Inspiring Future Digital Talent - as yet an unclear journey. Following the thrill of running #MyDigitalCareer in July, I still have an eye on creating #MyDigitalAcademy - looking for funding and serious collaboration on that. But I want to bang the drum for digital careers amongst our developing and future talent, and ensure the best opportunities to learn and get a commercial hold on this industry are provided. Two of my next 2 speaking gigs focus on this subject matter, and are for these people, and their career advisors. I want to work with more people on this area


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      Head of Talent, 2011 - 2011
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