Your Next Job Could Be Just a Tweet Away
Who could have predicted that one day, job seekers might be able to land a coveted position in 140 characters or less? Well, it might take a little more than that, since a good resume is substantially longer, but it is possible to find and contact potential employers via Twitter, and a jobs conference is actually being held on Twitter to help you do just that.
On Tuesday, July 19, at 9 a.m. PDT and ending at 3:15 p.m. PDT, the first American Jobs Conference, sponsored by TweetMyJOBS, will feature leaders in government, technology, business and recruiting to participate in real-time, nationwide conversations about U.S. employment, on Twitter.
And there are some noted heavy hitters involved, including former Minnesota Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, who will give the "Tweetnote" address.
"We cannot stand idly by while millions of Americans remain unemployed. I'm proud to participate in TweetMyJOBS' ground-breaking American Jobs Conference to help those looking for work find it using the most cutting edge social media tools available today," said Pawlenty.
Other prominent experts who will involved in chats and panel discussions to help job seekers use the latest technology include:
o Lou Kerner, Managing Director of the Private Shares Group at Wedbush Securities, the first social media analyst on Wall Street
o Mark Suster, a partner at GRP Partners who was recently rated as the second most respected venture capitalist in The U.S.
o Dan Schawbel, personal branding expert and Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, named by BusinessWeek as one of the Top 20 people to follow on Twitter
o Jessica Miller-Merrell, a leader in the Human Resources social media community and owner of Xceptional HR
o Susan Whitcomb, the founder and CEO of The Academies, Inc. and an award-winning author of 7 books including The Twitter Job Search Guide
o Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD, author of The YOU Plan and Fox Business columnist, a certified professional coach trained in organizational psychology
The conference is for recruiters as well as seekers. "The American Jobs Conference will open the dialogue for recognizable change," said Robin D. Richards, Chairman & CEO of TweetMyJOBS. "Our goal is to raise awareness with job seekers and small businesses about how effective social media can be in terms of recruiting connections. Small businesses are the engine for job creation and social media opens new, affordable avenues for those companies to connect with job seekers."
You can register for the conference for free and get more information at TweetMyJOBS.com. You can even submit questions ahead of time for Pawlenty's Tweetnote address and Tweet Panel.
And even if you don't have a Twitter account, you can still participate. Each session will have an interactive web page online where you'll be able to monitor and participate in the conversation. Who knows? You just might be inspired finally get in on the Twitter act.
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