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May 7, 2014

Role models are great.

I don’t know about you, but I have lots of them. There’s Nia Shanks, who is my fitness role model, Charles Francis Xavier who is my super hero/life ethical role model, and let’s not forget my blog role model, Passive Aggressive Notes!

When it comes to social recruiting, there are a whole lot of fantastic role models to choose from.

This is terrible because choosing is hard.

But never fear, I am here to help rescue you from the stress and torment caused by excessive choice.

I have narrowed the list down to 7. This was a harrowing experience, but your well being is worth the pain, tears, and hurt feelings. Feel free to send Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as a token of thanks though.

7 Awesome Social Recruiting Role Models

Lisa Jones – Lisa is a director at Barclay Jones, she writes for all the best HR blogs (including the Barclay Jones Blog), and gives killer social media recruitment advice. Oh, and she has really pretty hair… That’s an important trait in a role model right? (Says the girl with hair envy.)

Ashley Lauren Perez – Ashley’s blog, The Social HR Connection, is a breath of fresh air. She is extremely honest, intelligent, and well written. Ashley is also the Talent Acquisition Content Strategist at Wilson HCG and can definitely teach you a thing or two about social recruiting.

Andy Headworth – Andy is hilarious, and the Social recruiting Strategist and Managing Director for Sirona Consulting. His blog posts tackle even the most controversial social recruiting topics deftly. And they are hilarious. Maybe he is my blogging role model…

Stacy Donovan Zapar – The most connected woman on LinkedIn and Recruiting Strategist & Chief Trainer at Tenfold Social. She has founded multiple businesses, runs a very successful blog, and is a genuinely awesome person.

Susan Wright-Boucher – Susan is the perfect combo of old school and new school because she writes about all the latest trending social recruiting topics on her blog, Plugged In Recruiter, but all of her posts are perfectly edited and of magazine level quality.

Glen Cathey – When I do not understand a concept related to social recruiting or HR tech, I turn to Glen’s blog: Boolean Black Belt. Glen is smart, direct, and pulls no punches. Now if only he would release a Cliffs Notes version of his blog.

Laurie Ruettimann – Laurie is great role model material. She’s smart, successful, and a very well respected social recruitment consultant. Most importantly, she has fun doing it, checkout Laurie‚Äôs blog and you’ll see what I mean.

Happy role model/Link Loving and stay social!