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 – http://twitter.com/#!/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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