There's gold in them thar hills

Mining for talent and searching for jobs using social media

Watch the livestream recording below - event proper starts at 14:30

Event details

Mining for talent and searching for jobs - there's gold to be found in the social media hills and we'll show you how! Join us and our exciting panel to explore how to use social for talent sourcing and how to find yourself a new job.

This month at #SMCAKL we take a look at both sides of the recruitment coin! How to find and how to get found using social media for talent sourcing.

Our panel will feature leading social talent strategy managers, along with our expert panel from Adcorp, Vend and Fronde. Discover much coveted LinkedIn tips, what's happening at Facebook and of course as always “drink something cold, meet someone new and learn something useful!”

Katharine Holgate
Strategic Solution Manager, Adcorp

Along with providing high level input into clients overarching attraction strategies, Katharine works closely with the Adcorp Social Media Team on accounts such as Gen-i and is currently responsible for the New Zealand Twitter account @AdcorpNZ. A keen voyeur and Instagram snapper you can follow her on kholg8.

She graduated from Northumbria University in the UK, with a BA (Hons) in Marketing Management and spent the next five years working in the Out of Home Advertising Industry across Marketing.


Kirsti Grant
Head of Talent at Vend

Kirsti began her career in the digital world at Trade Me Jobs as an Account Manager. It was here that she gained invaluable experience in recruitment advertising and started using social media to build the Trade Me Jobs brand as well as her own personal profile. Social media became a huge element of her career story and the success of SocialSauce, her social recruitment agency.

Angela Farrelly
Strategic Sourcing Leader and Air New Zealand

Angela first met LinkedIn in 2007 and it’s been a social media love affair from day one. A Strategic Sourcing Leader responsible for employment branding, driving networks, change management, digital recruitment marketing including social media. Angela develops talent sourcing strategies globally for Air New Zealand.

David Roberts
General Manager of Marketing & Alliances at Fronde

Over the past 19 years David Roberts, a highly regarded business growth and alliance professional, has used his sharp business skills and creative approach to help companies solve complex business challenges. Having recently returned to New Zealand after a highly successful 7 years overseas David found himself in a unique position looking for a job.

After traditional methods left him feeling underwhelmed, David turned to social media to help him get reconnected in New Zealand which landed him his current role.


Your MC for the evening

Facebook 10-minute update

New Zealand Head of Sales Claire O'Connell will be sharing what you need to know about the latest changes and improvements to the Facebook platform, along with some insights from her recent visit back to the Facebook mothership in Menlo Park, CA.

Since graduating from the University of Otago Claire has worked with digital and social media companies in New Zealand, Australia and the UK including Mindshare, Myspace, Bebo and Facebook.