In case you live in Peru or happen to be in Lima on 12-14 September, wanted to let you know that I will be speaking about LinkedIn at a conference called I Encuentro de Empleabilidad y Talento - LinkedIn y el reclutamiento 2.0. This event held by the Postgraduate School at the University del Pacifico will be all about using LinkedIn and recruitment 2.0 to find the best talent for large companies in Peru.
My talk will apparently be the first ever about LinkedIn which is very exciting. I will actually two talks, in the morning there’s a 2 hour session for talent acquisition and HR managers, very much focused around hiring the best staff. In the evening there a session aimed at MBAs and alumni of the university, this session will be more about using Linkedin for career and personal branding success.
In preparation for the conference, I have joined the university’s LinkedIn group, I have connected to a number of recruitment people in the country and I have started following lots of Peruvians on Twitter. All this will help once I’m on the ground I’m sure.
And “how’s your Spanish” I hear you think… Well it’s not brilliant but fortunately there will be an interpreter at the conference to translate what I’ve got to say. I hope this person knows their way around LinkedIn! And here’s how my bio looks en espanol by the way:
Please let me know if you are planning to attend or if you have any tips for me – it will certainly be the first time I speak to a Peruvian audience!