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.