Social Recruiting for Star Wars
by Tim Savage
Star Wars: Episode VII. It will be nothing less than amazing. It seemed only right to write a blog about Star Wars and Social recruiting. We all can feel like Chewbacca sometimes. Overlooked and misunderstood. Han has all the one-liners, Leah is the princess and Luke is the most awesome Jedi ever. How does Chewy compete with that? What I love about Chewy is that he doesn’t compete. He does his thing and is a huge member of the team. When you learn about him you find a deep story of a warrior, a man of honor and a loyal friend. He has the traits we look for in all of our relationships.
Are you thinking big enough?
Take the time. Connect with people and get to know what they can do. Social recruiting is not finding qualified people to fill a position. It is about building a team through life-long relationships. We use social media to reach people where they would not usually be found. We use our skills as people to define the right people for the right positions. Star Wars is filled with characters that are looked over by the rest as being the heroes. Your best candidate could be the one you pass over.
Wookies fly falcons. You only hear the translation from Han Solo & Threepio recounting the growl from Chewbacca as they fly through the Empire’s red laser fire. At first sight, Chewy is a bit intimidating and dismissed as something we don’t really understand.
About Chewbacca :
Chewbacca was a wise, sophisticated being of great strength and loyalty. As technologically savvy as the brightest Academy graduate, he was also a skilled mechanic. Chewbacca, like many Wookiees, was able to understand Basic, but he could not speak it due to his species’s vocal structure. He instead spoke Shyriiwook, the main Wookiee language, composed largely of growls and grunts, to his non-Wookiee companions who typically replied in Basic.*
Chewbacca carried with him the name of an ancient Wookiee hero, the great Bacca, first of the great chieftains of Kashyyyk, and the creator of a sword that denoted leadership among the Wookiees. This name placed Chewbacca in a noble lineage, which was further supported by his role in the Battle of Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars and during the Galactic Civil War. *
Would you hire a Wookie to fly your Millenium Falcon? Han Solo did. He saw the potential.
What We Learn From Chewbacca
- Chewy is handy hydrospanner
- Chewy has an impeccable resume
- Chewy flew the Millennium Falcon
- Chewy was tech savvy #TechKashyyyk
- Chewy has great references (Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Princess Leah)
Look for people and listen to what they do first and decide if they fit for the position second. They maybe perfect for the position, just in need LinkedIn makeover.
Thanks Chewy for being awesome.
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Star Wars Social Recruiting What we can learn from Chewbacca