So, yes, a long time ago I applied for a job at CA. I recently received an email (see picture below) that said:
The second picture is the landing page if you click through from the email. No, I didn’t sign up, but notice the MySpace connection. It’s amusing that not only, as Larry Ellison famously quipped, is CA where ”software goes to die,” but apparently its also where social networks go to die?
As it turns out, this is not a CA initiative. It’s actually the work of find.ly, whose motto is “An always-up-to-date social talent community of people interested in your jobs.”
This brings to mind so many questions. For starters:
- How will this impact the recruiting process?
- In a world of pervasive communications, is this a disruption of the standard recruitment ecosystem?
- Do I really want companies keeping track of my career?
- What is a Talent Community? (talentcommunity.net)