social media networksI’m sure by now you’ve heard about that “social media” thing. Maybe you’ve wondered how to go from people saying, “Hey, you should use Twitter!” to actually being able to jump in and build connections, start learning, and get a lot of value from the experience. Or maybe you’ve thought about starting a blog and sharing your ideas, but you just don’t know the little technical aspects that you need to make it work.

If that sounds like you, then I have some good news.

A few days ago, Victorio Milian of the ever-interesting Creative Chaos Consultant blog reached out to me about helping to start a project where we help mentor people on social media and blogging. I was instantly in. Interested?

How it’s going to work

We’re going to help facilitate connections between those of you who are looking for some help and those who have reached out to offer to mentor someone.

If you have anything you’d like to suggest or share, please leave a comment below and we’ll take it into consideration. Above all else, please share this with people you know. Just think, if everyone who is involved in the online HR social community agreed to mentor just one person, then that would double the size of our community. We talk about getting out of our little “echo chamber” and reaching others; this is an excellent way to make that happen.

Basically, we’re going to be providing a way for those “in the know” with social tools to connect with those who would like some one-on-one help with getting involved. Neither Victorio nor I have the time to do stuff with each and every person who would like to learn more, so we’re recruiting those with the knowledge and desire to help us with our mission. If you’re interested in mentoring someone, feel free to leave a comment below with your intentions.

The bottom line

This is a work in progress. We’re working on a few ways to help us get organized and help you connect with the right people. We’re open to feedback and would

If you missed it, Victorio has his own post up today explaining the concept behind this whole project. Check it out to fill in anything I might have left out.

Human resources professionals have the opportunity to do some wonderful things. And in the past few weeks, I was able to be a part of something that is simply amazing. What is it, you ask?

Do Amazing Things

This was a group eBook project organized by Chris Ferdinandi of Renegade HR. To learn more about this project, click here for his post. If you want to skip everything else and leap directly to the free eBook, it can be found at this link. The cool thing about the free guide is that it’s licensed via Creative Commons, so you can share it with anyone you wish. And with the all-star cast that Chris put together, I’m willing to bet that you’ll want to!

The Cast

  • China Miner Gorman from SHRM
  • Michael VanDervort from Human Race Horses
  • Lance Haun from Rehaul
  • Karla Porter from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber in PA
  • Paul Hebert from I2I
  • Jim D\’Amico, recruiter extraordinaire
  • Victorio Milian of Creative Chaos Consultant
  • (Me!)
  • Steve Boese from Knowledge Infusion
  • Nathaniel Rottenberg from Rypple
  • Trish McFarlane from HR Ringleader
  • Jessica Lee from APCO Worldwide

If you like it, please let Chris know. I’m sure he’d appreciate it.

Something Else Pretty Cool

It’s tough to digest all of the great ideas that are found in an eBook like this one. Pretty soon, I’m going to develop a free training course based on the guide and open it up to the public. Make sure you’re subscribed here so that you don’t miss the announcement!

Download the free “Do Amazing Things” eBook