How Not to Write a Job Ad

Want to Work at Salesforce? Better Have a Klout Score of 35 or Higher

No non-influencers allowed. (Photo: OnGig)

It’s been building for a while now. Klout, a social media power user index that is totally based on science and not at all on meaningless, imaginary metrics, has officially nudged its way into the competitive job market.

Last November, we told you that you might soon be able to get a credit line based on your Klout score (no word on if that ever actually became a thing). Then in April, we reported on someone whose interview was stopped short as soon as his boss discovered his Klout score was an abysmal 34. And if this Salesforce job ad is any indication, now the floodgates have finally opened: having a passable Klout score is creeping into “desired skills.” How long before it’s a job requirement? Read More

Social Media Strat

Hootsuite Launches New Internal Collaboration Tool, Hootsuite Conversations

Mr. Watson (Photo: Social Media Forum)

Hootsuite, the social media management platform for individuals and enterprise businesses, launched Hootsuite Conversations today, a new tool that allows internal collaboration for teams managing various social media accounts.

Hootsuite Conversations is an internal conversation tool built on top of the already-existing Hootsuite platform that allows community and brand managers to collaborate and provide feedback on content like tweets and status updates before publishing them. It also allows users to have conversations surrounding specific tweets or updates, a potentially useful feature for customer service reps managing social media accounts. Read More