1. Noon Eastern Every Friday.
2. It's not a radio show.
3. It's a Twitter Chat.
#AnimalChat is a Twitter Chat about Job Hunting.
Time = Noon Eastern to 12:30 on Fridays (30 min)
What is a Twitter Chat?
One person asks questions on Twitter. The others answer. All the postings are linked by a hashtag which is a keyword with a # at the start. Like #AnimalChat.
The AnimalChat is a Debate
It is not meant to be a stream of job hunting tips.
It is meant to be a debate about job hunting tips.
You can be a guest host.
What does the host do?
The host comes up with questions.
Then, when people answer the questions, she argues with them.
She has to debate. That's the key to #AnimalChat.
Offbeat Yes, Bizarre No
Yes, we are looking for ideas that are a little out of the ordinary but we're not looking for bizarre. I don't want you to host if you're a freak.
For instance: someone told me that he's a left wing anarchist and he wanted to know if that's okay. I said sure, as long as you talk about recruiters, job boards and resumes - and not bombing G8 meetings.
If you think you're up to it let me know. On Twitter. Here.
Note: We prefer questions about the things you don't like.
Think about a time when you heard a job-hunting tip and you said to yourself: "That's just wrong". Ask questions about those tips. Make up questions for which the dumb ideas could be answers.
For instance, you hear someone say that Linkedin is totally free of bias because it is open to everyone.
You say to yourself, "This is wrong. Linkedin is full of bias." So you come up with the question: Is Linkedin in diverse?. Then when people start saying yes, you point out why they are wrong.
How many questions?
You should prepare 5 but we might not get to all of them. Here are the questions we argued about in the first gig.
Questions from March 1, 2013
1. Should your Linkedin profile be a full-fledged resume?
2. What is the purpose of being on Linkedin?
3. Is Listening the key to being a good conversationalist?
Only guest host if you want to
If I approach you to let you know that you can be a guest host - No is a fine reply. Only do it if you think it's something you'd like. Not something you think I'd like. If you're not really into it, I'm begging you to say no.
You're not obligated to say yes because you know me.When I need a favour I'll tell you it's important. This isn't.
Free-wheeling criticism is The Animal Way.
If you're sensitive and you don't like having your ideas criticized in public you might want to think twice.
#AnimalChat Is Not A Radio Show.
If you want to be a guest on the Recruiting Animal Radio Show click here - AnimalShowBasics.com