James Mayes

Blogpost: The #TruManchester Twitter Track:

In Personal Development, Recruitment, Social Media, Twitter on August 9, 2010 at 8:50 am

Keen watchers of the UK recruitment conference circuit will have noticed I’ll be getting involved in #TruManchester, 8/9th September. If the previous Tru events are anything to go by, it’ll be a free-flowing affair – open and collaborative learning with a healthy dose of networking.  I’m delighted Bill’s invited me to get involved in the Twitter track and I’m sure there’s much I can add.  I’m equally sure that the “question & discussion” environment of the Tru events will see me learning a few new things too.

So what can you expect of me?  Well, I plan to stick very much to the Tru spirit – no PowerPoint, we’re going for full-on participation.  I’d like to cover a number of aspects, but of course, this will be guided entirely by those present.  The focus will clearly be use of Twitter in the recruitment sector – but there are a number of points which don’t often get discussed by the recruiters I speak to on a regular basis, including:

  • Interaction between Twitter and other social platforms
  • Twitter’s plans for growth and revenue
  • The continuing evolution of geo-locational tools

Now comes the real unconference part of the post…  these things are MY current Twitter interests.  I want to know about yours.  Whether you’re attending in person, or plan on following via the hashtag, let me know where you need more.  I don’t want to wait till September to have this conversation.

The #tru conferences are certainly real-life events, but they are ongoing communities as well; if the sharing starts here, the discussion on the day will most certainly be the stronger for it – and it’ll prove, very publicly, that we practice what we preach.

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  2. Hi James

    Looking forward to your stream.

    Is Twitter an engagement tool?
    With 230 million visits (June), how are our jobs actually seen?
    Do I want geo-locational live on my devices?

    • Thanks Alan – you’re always welcome here! I particularly like your second point. Kinda key to what we do commercially, though I think it’s important that I keep that out of the track I lead. Very much looking forward to it!

  3. Hi James,

    Sadly, I won’t be at #TruManchester in person but will probably try to follow on twitter when I can.

    I think Alan has already identified the hot topic for me, certainly the one that has me thinking more than any other at present; which is the difference between using social media as an acquisition tool / just another media channel and a tool that supports genuine “engagement”.

    Looking forward to the debate!


    • Thanks for the feedback Steve. We’ll certainly do what we can to make the event accessible to those who can’t be there (I’ve stopped by your blog on numerous occasions ). Note to self: ensure track hashtags are sorted in advance – bloomin’ irritating when there are multiple hashtags for a single track!

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