Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The 140-character resume: Job seekers use Twitter

by Kip Mooney
Blog Editor
Based on an article appearing in the Wall Street Journal

Social media site Twitter, where users constantly update their status in under 140 characters, might be used for more than just an update on users' lunch menu.

Now, users like Alexa Scordato are finding job opportunities.

She simply messaged Boston-based social media company Mzinga with her job search request and had an interview set up by the end of the week.

Job hunting on Twitter can be more laid-back than professional networking sites like LinkedIn, but just as effective.

San Francisco PR professional Amy Ziari now links to her Twitter account on her resume, which she says adds personality to a rather blah description of goals and qualifications.

The basics are simple: Keep your posts short and appropriate, and be precise about what you're looking for. It's all part of a new digital job landscape, and job seekers may need to get a handle on how to navigate it.

Read the full article here.

More information on marketing yourself on Twitter:
Sarah Evans: How to Find a Job on Twitter

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