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Jobseeking on Twitter

UPDATED – CHANGE OF HASHTAG Following on from the twitter advice, there are some great hashtags # on twitter if you are looking for a job:-
#jobs  #hiring   #vacancies  #recruitment
yet none for jobseekers.

What I’d like to suggest is a jobseeking hashtag.  Once a week, (not more, twitter’s search function is very good) send out a tweet with the hashtag #bookcareers and a bit about you and your skills, and let’s see if any of those who are hiring or recruiting will start searching for you.

e.g. #bookcareers English graduate, can use Indesign, looking for first publishing job, anything considered, but likes publicity.
Marketing Manager, 7 years exp, worked in trade and academic publishing, digital and print #jobseeker

What I’ll do in return is if you shout @suzannecollier with #bookcareers and say you are looking for a permanent job in publishing and have
1. unprotected tweets
2.a bio which does not contain swearing
3.an avatar or picture
4.and are following @suzannecollier (so I can send you DMs)
I’ll add you to my public bookcareers jobseekers list.

This is designed for people who are actively jobseeking for permanent full time jobs within publishing in the UK.  Not those who are seeking temp or freelance work or who ‘aren’t sure’.  I want to help those who need the help the most – e.g. this year’s graduates who are coming out into the world of work at one of the most difficult times.  Or those who are still being laid off, as it seems there are still a great number of redundancies.

No guarantees, but I’ll sometimes remind the @suzannecollier/recruiters list that you exist.   If things work, I might expand it, but give this time to trial for the next few weeks.

And don’t forget – as soon as you have a job – let me know!

PS –
TO MAKE IT CLEAR –
You should be doing this in conjunction with these guidelines
 https://www.bookcareers.com/blog/?p=335   in particular, point 7 ‘do not look desperate’.  Twitter’s search facility is exceptionally good.  The best way to check whether you need to retweet your #bookcareers tweet, is to search for #bookcareers and see if you can find yourself; I think you’ll find once a week should be enough. You are not wanting to look desperate, you want it to look professional.  Tweet your #bookcareers more often than this and you’re likely to bore the pants off your followers.

 

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One Response to Jobseeking on Twitter

  1. Grace Paul 13/04/2012 at 16:09 #

    Dear Suzanne,

    Are people who are looking for work experience with publishing companies allowed to participate as well? (I am graduating next in 2013 but am currently on my year abroad)

    Kind regards,

    Grace

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