Social Recruiting is a hot topic, heck why wouldn’t you want to source candidates for free? With the plethora of social sites and channels you would think it would be as easy as taking candy from a baby. In reality, social sourcing can be a huge time suck, people often jump in and out of social channels, LinkedIn groups and twitter without having a clear strategy.
I presented a webinar Rachel Chavez from LinkedIn on social sourcing. Below is the content:
The new car smell of my iPad has worn off but I still look forward to picking up my iPad and reading the latest headlines and catching up on reading my favorite blogs. It has become my go to device in the evening and the mornings (if I have time). I find that since giving up on newspapers ( the paper kind) that the iPad is a great substitute for my news, comics and entertainment fix.
The app store is now touting over 5,000 apps and I am constantly reviewing what new apps are available. I don’t understand why nobody offers a free trial? For many of the apps that are more than $0.99 why wouldn’t they offer a 5 day trial and I get billed automatically if I haven’t uninstalled the app? Downloads would go through the roof and consumers would be able to try before they buy. Maybe it’s coming – anyone know of any free trial apps from the app store?
I have now owned my iPad for 24 hours and have had sufficient time to test out the free and some paid apps. Here is my run down on the apps:
1. Be careful of the app reviews (especially early on) many of the reviews seem to be from people who tried the app on their iPhone.
2. There are good reviews on the paid for apps (see Apples Pages, Numbers and Keynote). Biggest takeaway on these apps show how hard it is to convert these file types to Microsoft format. Like it or not, many businesses and schools use Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
A couple of great apps: iBook – easy to read and browse and the resolution is second to none (I own a Kindle and the iPad is much better). The news apps (USA Today, Reuters and AP) are great and using the iPad as a leisure device is living up to it’s reputation.
In a few weeks there will be more apps to choose from (fairly limited now) and I am looking forward to the social media apps like Facebook, Ning and instant messenger apps (AOL is available now).
I am writing this post from the WordPress.iPad app.
Saturday April 3, 2010. I am finishing up some work from last week and as always have Tweetdeck open. I quickly start to see the iPad tweets firing across my screen. I have read the reviews, watched the keynotes and have had my eye on the elusive iPad since the initial announcement. My biggest debate (with myself) is really do I need an iPad?
I read a article on abcnews.com about how the iPad is a leisure device and tend to agree. Then I found this post from geek.com on buying decisions for an iPad and this flow chart that I don’t totally agree with but I like the concept.
Getting into the Apple store was something right out of a night club: lines outside (even through the inside wasn’t packed) giving the impression that many people want in. After waiting for ten minutes we were led into the store. I went straight for the iPad table to get my hands on the latest gadget from Apple. I waited for another five minutes while the guy in front of me rotated the iPad giggling as the screen turned round and round (dude the iPhone table has no waiting and all the same fun rotating apps!). Finally it was my turn..but wait..John from Apple jumped in front of me and asked if he could clean off the screen. “Of course,” I said and noticed how finger smudged the screen was. After a heavy polish worthy of the best shoeshine man I had my hands on the iPad….It felt good, comfortable in my hands and quick responding.
Then I decided to buy it…I got home and pulled the iPad from the bag..
It is awesome (as a leisure device and possibly a productivity device – I will be hard pressed to use this for business other than email). Okay off to play with the apps for the iPad..more to follow on good apps and bad apps.