People@Work: Social media's a boon for job seekers, but keep a sharp resume too

David Schepp
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Perhaps you've heard the one about the guy who sent a single "tweet" and got a job? It's pretty entertaining, but it's no joke. Freelance graphic designer Hal Thomas did just that in response to an ad posted by BFG Communications. The ad requested job candidates apply for the position with one message posted to social media network Twitter. Thomas' winning submission, which included a mock-up of a Wired magazine cover he created to showcase his talent, landed him the job and created buzz within social media circles.