May 15, 2011

EPM, social media, and small talk


It's been a busy winter and spring for me, as I have changed jobs twice since Christmas. My new role at Grubhub.com started just a few weeks ago, and as I run into people at parties, I'm amazed at how easy it is to talk about these changes. Thanks to Linkedin and Facebook, my friends and family already know the basics. It makes small talk so much easier when we meet in person, because we have ideas about what to ask the other person and go deeper in the story.

Announcing my job change on Linkedin and starting to connect with new colleagues helps a lot too - I can find out some of the basics of my coworkers and they can find out more about me, which helps us find things we have in common.

Here's a newsflash: people care about you. Tell them what's up.