- Are you saying CV's themselves are totally accurate? Are you saying that they are not exaggerated, that they are not manipulated in some way?
- Are you saying that as the law stands, references are accurate and useful? They are so vague that they are almost useless.
- Are you saying that people don't choose people who will give them a good reference?
I don't mean that people lie deliberately – although some do – I mean that most people sell themselves on their CV , putting a positive spin on their career achievements.
We all know that and therefore use the job interview process to probe, to question, to assess the accuracy of the profile they are portraying.
For me the CV is an insight, it is a filter to try and find the right person. We don't choose purely on what they say on the CV, we use it as an introduction.
For me when looking for marketers or indeed any job which involves social media, why not use the social influence as another input to the process? Of course it is open to manipulation, of course it isn't 100% accurate…..nothing that measures influence can be…but it can give you an insight for you to probe.
A social influence score is not an aboslute – it is a guide not a fact.
A social influence score can be manipulated but so can everything from achievements to whom you get a reference from.
It is another tool for the leaders toolbox – and anything that acts as a conversation starter is useful!