Hung Lee is no ordinary social recruiter. He specialises in technology startup recruitment and uses social media to research and network for these purposes. Hung is also proficient in lighthearted humour and football. In this PeerInterview, Hung tells us about the role of social media in recruitment, how undergraduates and CEOs are just as influential as one another, and the value of social networks like Twitter. If you want to know more about how social media is transforming the recruitment industry check out Hung’s blog for wise words and personal insights from a skilled recruiter’s point of view.
2. How do you use social media for recruitment?
Social has gone mainstream so it’s impossible to talk about recruitment without social media being at the heart of the conversation. As a recruiter or employer, you can think of social channels as being useful in four ways: to find, to engage, to attract and to validate. What you do more or less of, depends on your imagination, your resources and how patient the boss is.
4. Who influences you most online? And why?
I have to say I don’t really have any permanent heroes that I look up to online. Everyone is fallible and social media exposes that – it’s a great leveller of hierarchy and hubris. I’ve found I’ve learned as much from an undergraduate intern as I have from any CEO of a multinational business when I’ve been online. Perhaps this is social media’s greatest contribution – it demonstrates – paradoxically – that we are all human, online.
6. If you could have a topic trend on twitter what would it be and why?
7. Three links you recommend highly are:
An essential voice in the era when we are all propogandists for causes we don’t understand.
8. If you were an animal, what would you be?
You can connect with Hung on Twitter