Twitter warning

The following was written in an article on company recruitingby two of my co-workers at the Society for Human Resources Management. The "Mahoney" in the story is Carol Mahoney, vice president of global talent at Yahoo!.

Connectedness comes through technology, too.
“Social networking has changed the game,” Mahoney said. Yahoo! recruiters use every technological tool possible, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, to check up on their applicants. If an applicant using Twitter “tweets” that his interview at Yahoo! was “conducted by a bunch of idiots” or if his follow-up interview at Microsoft is coming up at noon, the Yahoo! recruiter will know.

Moral of the story: be careful what you tweet, because people can see it immediately.

-Pete Wolfinger

1 comment:

Marista said...

Thanks for bringing this up Pete. I tried using Twitter this morning. Just to see what it was like and I really didn't get anything done. It seems like every time I tried to do something, like change the photo and find people, everything was disabled or not working because Twitter was "too busy" and there were "too many tweets." If it's users can't do anything, why would they want to keep using it?