Unemployed? Use social networking websites to find a job.Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Mashable has this interesting article that provides several different ways to use the new breed of social networking websites for job hunting.
Option #3, Twitter, is a fresh idea but in order for it to be effective, you’d need to know who the hiring managers are and be able to find them on Twitter. Twellow seems like a good tool for that purpose, as does the Twitter Advanced Search, You could go even further by using a Twitter monitoring tool, such as Monitter to watch for job opportunities in real-time. Does anyone know of any major directories for Twitter other than Twellow where you can search Twitter users by job type and select, for example, only Human Resource directors?
A lot of people would scoff at #6, finding a job via Craigslist, but don’t be so quick to judge. They allow a small business to post a help-wanted ad for only $25. Compared to the overwhelming fees demanded for a job posting by a larger company like CareerBuilder, and in today’s economy, you’re likely to find good jobs posted on Craigslist by frugal small businesses.