Food for Thought with VMware "You are What you Tweet: Managing Your Online Presence"

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
POB 2.402
Nov 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location: POB 2.402
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speaker: Kim Hollenshead

Abstract: Do you think it’s fun to post about your escapades from 6th Street and Spring Break? Of course it is . . . but who’s watching your posts and videos? 

You might be surprised, but those in the workforce as well as students hoping to enter the workforce are still not aware of the impact their social media presence has on their future career endeavors. This open dialog session will help you better understand the importance of your online presences and how recruiters and hiring managers view that extension of your life.  

Bio: Kim Hollenshead has held various roles within human resources since 1997 beginning with that as a corporate recruiter in Austin, Texas. With the evolution of the internet, Hollenshead found herself mesmerized by online social networking and social media and became involved with these outlets in 2005. Today, Hollenshead marries her recruiting and online social persona by advocating the use of social networks. She envisions them as tools to help both employees and employers in ways that can either better employees' skill sets or to create value by using online tools to make high impact business decisions.

She’s currently a University Recruiter with VMware, based in Austin and places new college graduates and interns into software engineering roles in the Bay Area of California. When she's not busy with her work endeavors she heavily involved with the Alpha Delta Pi Texas Hill Country / North Austin Alumnae Association and serves as the Recruitment Advisor for the Alpha Delta Pi chapter at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her four dogs, a cat that thinks he’s a dog and her husband who has a love for all things military and camouflaged.