Social Media life line for last second, immediate need help!

I am going to speak on personal professional experience that I had today but not an anomaly as this does happen from time to time in many industries. 

Yesterday while working south of San Jose I had a temporary staffer  quite, said she had personal issue and didn’t want to work- Just like that. I really needed her or someone, I was at a loss. I worked with my human resource recruiter to remedy the void and we just kept having the hardest time finding someone. Now, I am working in Northern California for 3 weeks and thus needed someone who could be available temporarily for that time and w kept hitting a break wall. We seemed to run out of options, well at least the formal ones, I mean I could send one of my full-time staff out to the street with a sign saying seeking temporary help and i think could find someone with that but the opportunity cost and end result maybe the equivalent of playing Russian Roulette so what was suggested was we go to Facebook and LinkedIn and do a blast. 

It was because of that bottom of the ninth desperation blast that enabled us to find a replacement for the young lady that quit. Social Media was the life line we needed to get us through, 10 years ago this would not have been an option and to find someone on such short notice by way of publication at the very earliest would have taken at least a day to publish/broadcast and the response may have been by way of email surely by fax and by overwhelming number of phone calls, who are they, these people that apply? With Facebook and or LinkedIn we get to see and know these possible candidates in a much more honest, sincere way that we would have never had the benefit of in the past at least not so quickly.

With one post via Social Media I am now happy to report to my bosses in the office that I am now fully staffed and reading to capture the statistics of the events without any distractions. Social Media works. There can be a very positive, productive benefit from it, you just have to how to communicate.


About iovik

Here you go! Hi, I’m not sure what I really should share in this space as I don’t want this blog to be about me (totally lol), but more about the things we study, observe and in general care about. I love digital everything with regard to marketing. I have been working in Promotions and Marketing for over 15 years mostly media, radio and entertainment corporations in New York, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta and a producer for more than 25. I helped start the rapper/actor/producer 50 Cent aka Boo with my mentor Jam Master Jay. I oversaw the execution of his first records, “The Hit” being one to designing stickers , posters and running down DJ’s like Ron G and DJ Enuff with Dat tapes (do you remember those?). You know I need to write a book about how 50 Cent really started- so much was left out of his book so many people contributed in a major way for example the book does not mention people like K-Love (who produced Onyx) his first A&R and composer of his hottest initial records or Rob Love who would help work the promo vinyl on his own time after Def jam rejected it. To produce and manufacture 50 Cent first recording was no easy feat Def Jam did not want to spend the money on him and Jay did not have the budget, it was only after a conversation with Kenny Dichter ( who wrote a $10,000 check to make it happen, was I able to press and promote his first single… (maybe I will blog more about those and many more stories in greater detail later). I was so excited about that record anyone who has the vinyl will see I made the matrix number my birthdate ( you know as proof just in case the kid made it big you know I did the record hardy ha ha ha). I worked with many people. I’m thankful to have big brothers and people acting like family in music early on extending favor to me like Dallas Austin and Monica T, the Browns @ Bosstown, I miss that B-room (now Stankonia by Outkast) who treated me like family (Bobby Brown’ fam especially Papa Brown and sisters- Lord bless them- nothing but love), and Spyder D ( who taught and later trusted me with so much. Later on I started to represent other brands moving away from branding artist and producers exclusively. I relocated to south to Florida and made a fresh start- from representing artist and bands to managing major brands from Bank of America to Kinect for Xbox 360. I enjoy writing when I can. I hope with this blog, what I write, will not only be educational but a fun interesting read, that will be my goal. But sometimes boring is just plane boring and can’t be fixed, can’t be optimized even digitally, just go with it. Remember we are all perfectly imperfect- It’s a new day, Carpe Diem! Any ole way... Here you go! DSKivoi follow me on twitter linkedIn: Facebook Skype: D.S.Kivoi
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3 Responses to Social Media life line for last second, immediate need help!

  1. Social media can really help you find just about anything now days very fast. For those looking for employment this has become an amazing tool to help them search and market their skills. Your blog provides with an example of this.

  2. What a great example! I was able to find my job through a friend who posted about an opening on LinkedIn just three months ago. I agree that it is better and faster than a general post online through sites like craigslist and Plus like you said, you also have the benefit of knowing a little bit about the person before doing an interview.

  3. ashleydole says:

    wow! that is a fantastically quick way to use social media! great job utilizing your resources!

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