Job Search Engagement Strategy on Twitter for Techies

Posted on October 18, 2012. Filed under: CIO, Interviews, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , |

Getting 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.

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