Day 13 and still looking…but things are looking up! I had a really good conversation with Matt Rissell yesterday and an email exchange with Steve Chazin from DimDim.com AND I found an almost empty bag of candy corn in my glove box this morning – there is hope!
I have been doing my due diligence when it comes to finding a job: sending out resumes, following up, checking ALL the right (and some WAY wrong) places online to find a job but I am hoping my extra effort in the Social Media sphere will leap frog me ahead of everyone else getting laid off in this valley.
Now let me start by saying, I love LinkedIn. I have been an advocate for a few years and love the direction they are going (just downloaded new WordPress App). But the “recommendations” just seem to be all the same. “X is great. X is a hard worker. X knows how to bla bla bla”. And what brilliant future employer has the precious time to read all those glowing remarks about me? 🙂
How about 140 characters? My brilliant future employer would see that my peers say what needs to be said and are to the point. A lot of my Twitter friends I have only been face to face with them once or twice, but we all run around in the same Twitter sphere & if I was a schmuck and a fraud, they would quit following me and or call me out.
I have asked my TwitSphere to tag their recommendations #jensSearch and I have 3 so far. What is great is that these are people I would have never gone to for a “traditional” recommendation, so I am thrilled to have them as part of the process of finding THE job. Thanks guys!
BTW: Any fellow Twitterererrs are more than welcome to add to the list – but be geniune! If you think I am a schmuck, say so! 🙂
Jen helped me with a client’s need to market a large commercial project. Her advice, focus, guidance, & follow-up was superb. #jensSearch