Tag: Twitter

Job Search Engagement Strategy on Twitter for Techies

Job Search Engagement Strategy on Twitter for Techies

IT jobs searchGetting started on social media sites like twitter can be a daunting task, particularly if you do so at the same time you’re launching a job search. For technical candidates that tend to be more skeptical of these social forums, thinking they’re just plain silly, this can be a big challenge.

Well, on Wednesday 10/17 at 3pm ET on twitter at #TCFchat, a panel of job seekers, HR folks, recruiters, and career professionals convened to discuss just this topic. We covered whether a type “A” personality is truly required, the demeanor or persona the job seeker should assume (especially if they are new to twitter), and other strategies.

The major takeaways were that even loners can and should use social media for the job search. Being authentic is vital. Also, sage advice was offered to “Think twice. Click once.”

If you were unable to join us for the live chat, go to our Tech Career Forum LinkedIn Group page to post comments. You can also view the Storify summary.

Or feel free to weigh in here. We’d love to hear from you.

Social Media Job Search: It’s All About Layering

Social Media Job Search: It’s All About Layering

Many people ask me which social media site I think is the best when it comes to a job search. On the surface, it seems like a logical question. After all, who wants to spend time on sites that aren’t effective? And let’s face it, social media is time consuming. The problem with the question, however, is that it completely misunderstands social media.

Recruiters: What Are They Good For?

Recruiters: What Are They Good For?

Here is a follow-up post to today’s #peoplechat, a relatively new Twitter chat that takes places at 1:30 EST. From what I gathered (it was my first visit), the purpose of this chat is to discuss talent acquisition issues. Today’s topic was supposed to be “what’s good about recruiting.” Here are some snippets from that frank conversation.

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Job seekers often lament to me that they cannot find people, career pros especially, who will actually help them, much less speak with them. In today’s social networking environment, there is no longer any reason for this. However, people are still people no matter what the technology is doing. And it can be tough, even on Twitter, to get some career pros to speak with you.

Some of My Favorite Twitter Job Seekers

Some of My Favorite Twitter Job Seekers

I joined Twitter in January of this year to help promote my new social networking site for job seekers called NoddlePlace.com. What I discovered was so much more than just an outlet for all of us Internet marketers. Instead I found a talent pool overflowing with highly qualified professionals that any organization would be privileged to work with.

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

Lately I’ve noticed an interesting trend when it comes to social media and the employment process. Everyone in the hiring world seems to have something they need, be it a job seeker looking for a job or a hiring pro looking to fill a position, and from both sides, I keep hearing that there is no one out there to fulfill these needs. Somehow there aren’t enough jobs, and yet when there are jobs, there aren’t people to fill them.

How can that be?

Job Seekers & Their Twitter Pitch: Think Before You Tweet

Job Seekers & Their Twitter Pitch: Think Before You Tweet

With the onslaught of Twitter, particularly its widespread appeal for job seekers lately, many of whom are taking advantage of resources like @JobAngels, the elevator speech now needs to evolve into the 140-character or less world. In other words, it needs to go from a short speech to a pitch.