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This past week I was on a panel and I brought this topic up. In the room were 20-30 marketing and IT professionals.
Of the group (all job seekers) 6 had searched Twitter for a job, as in using Twitter Search or other engine. Of the 6, 1 said it may lead to something. That's too small of a sample but because some are always looking for metrics, for what it is worth, there you are.
All suggested that just a job account has little value on Twitter as it is an ongoing conversation and about relationships. This gets back to Twitter being a Social Networking site and not LinkedIn or Monster.com
I do suggest that if one is trying to attract candidates what you want to see, read, converse about is not of importance but what a potential candidate wants to experience and engage in.
So if that is talking about the Final Four, politics, or the last episode of ER so be it.
Jerry, you have used the line about the lunch menu a few times and it did not work. Have you participated in conversations, engaged others in what they are talking about? And not our Recruiter colleagues but have you followed an IT person(s) in a location you are trying to fill a job and engaged with them in their conversation?
I am not saying that using Twitter as you suggest is a bad idea. For us search firm folk we only need 1-4 good candidates to do well.
But I am suggesting that you can find more by participating in the conversation.
I was learning on the clock yesterday. There was a web conference that I did not attend but found 14 new to me local IT folks on Twitter.
6 of them are .Net developers so Jerry if you like I will do an introduction of you.…
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Some of the other suggestions 'may' be helpful if indeed you ARE a top producer. If you can demonstrate you are 95% efficient then by all means you should. Not quite sure how you would give evidence to that but hey - give it a shot!
But suggesting free work? It would (in my opinion) show a lack of understanding of how business really works. Top people do not work for free and should not be encouraged to suggest it.
the communication was actually successful. If you think your emails and other communications are in some sort of black hole then you are more likely to keep trying.
When talking with a friend if they see a position they like I would never suggest that they just assume their email or resume submittal "made it" if they did not get some kind of response. I would suggest they reach out again. Sometimes communication actually does fall through the cracks. …