Just the other day I took a call on my mobile from an Architectural Technologist who explained to me he was preparing for a job interview. At first slightly puzzled it became apparent that the gentleman in question was asked by his prospective employers to research Tenant Cashback!
Whether this was a test of one’s research abilities or a very clever ploy by this organisation to find a little more about the scheme, it did make me think a little more about the presence we have within this virtual society we know as social media.
On this occasion LinkedIn was the reference point. Primarily seen as a professional social networking site where users can engage with their ‘connections’, on this occasion it was quite the opposite. I have never met this person before, we’ve never done business together or spoken with one another, but my details became apparent after the said person used ‘buzz words’ such as: ‘Tenant Cashback’, ‘Project Manager’ and ‘Home Rewards Club’ and placed them into the sites search engine. This method un-reeled a whole host of reports and articles and my name was nestled amongst the results.
I’m pleased to say I was able to help my newly found connection with his enquiries, should this lead to a successful appointment for him is yet to be decided but it made me realise the opportunities we can present to one another through our networking channels.
It is amazing how one venture can lead to another, how your journey could cross paths with other people’s with whom you had no intention of crossing but yet we see something within their profile that we find of interest. So whether you read this post as ‘your presence’ or ‘your presents’, either way you have something that you could offer and no doubt somebody wants – be prepared to lend a hand, your presence is out there!