Yes – recruitment time is NOW (March) for internships and graduate roles. Is your online presence up to scratch? What would I see if I Googled you, Facebooked you, or looked you up on LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter? The truth is most employers will use social media to screen applicants, check their personality, look at […]

It’s nearly October and end of term will be here before you know it!  Already students are starting to enquire about summer work or how to get a graduate job.  Many of you will have already heard the job hunting mantra….. Network, Network, Network!  Networking is important in the best of times, but in a […]

Since writing an earlier blog on using Twitter in your job hunt, I keep coming across evidence that this method of connecting with employers is steadily growing.  Scanning articles on Stuff earlier this month I came across an interesting article published by Business Day about tweeting your CV.  I guess I should have known it would be only a matter of time before CV tweets become a popular method of identifying both employers and employees.

So you think it’s difficult trying to get everything you want to say in a CV down to 3, maybe 4 pages?  How about trying to do it in 140 characters?

Earlier this month The Guardian reported that media executive Alan Geere asked budding reporters to apply for a job by tweet.  In his blog he said that he was fed up wading through piles and piles of awful CVs and Cover Letters.

Check out Greg Jericho on Twitter –!/grogsgamut.  He has more than 9,000 followers including politicians, journalists and academics, and has attracted both praise and censure for his commentary.  In August this year he quit his job as a public servant and is soon to be working as a researcher for the new Chase project in Australia – The Hamster Wheel.  He credits Twitter with getting him the job – but…it took much more than just one tweet.

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