Smart Twitter Templates that can Help you Find a New Job

On November 20, 2014, in job search, by Swati Srivastava

Twesume has become a new trend for searching a job. To help you tweet your way to get a lucrative job, here we have shared some smart Twitter Templates that can get you a new job quickly.

8 basic Twitter templets

hire meYour Twitter job search tip begins with using these templates for your desired position and industry. Some of them you can tweak easily and some can be sent directly to the Twitter handle of your desired company.

  1. Begin your conversation with a question

Your goal to use Twitter should not be limited to finding a job, but to get into a smart conversation that could land you to a job interview. Start your conversation with this:

Searching a #jobinABC industry, and would appreciate any response on my portfolio! Just check it out:

Using this template can help you trigger various responses and get the ball rolling. You can also ask for a coffee meeting!

  1. Be specific

When applying for a marketing job role, this becomes vital to remain specific about how and what value you could bring to the company. Your tweet should change to a sample like:

@employer XYZ I’ve managed several online campaigns that increased followers by 25% in one month. I can be a right fit for your company.

  1. Add attractive features

Use Twitter’s unique features, hash tags(#), and keywords to draw an attention-grabbing tweet. For an engineering job role, use sample template No. 3:

Engineer with expertise in #mobile app; qualified in 4, 5 star rated portfolio, and #OOP. Check my latest app [give hyperlink.]

  1. Try simple things

twitter resumeJust a simple and clear message can help you in your job hunt. Make your resume accessible to people on your social network with a clear message or a short Twesume.

Experienced and passionate to work in X. Look at my resume [hyperlink to your online resume].

  1. Provide link to your work

Take this opportunity to show your work and use your online portfolio to get a job.

@employerZ Looking for a job in X. My online portfolio will witness my skills and what I can deliver. [Add hyperlink]

  1. Be creative

Show your creative and quirky side to grab the attention of a potential employer via Twitter. A simple, yet a creative tweet would go like this:

@A, My Klout score#HUGE. [Add online resume]

  1. Charm the Interviewer

A proper research about the company helps you to compliment it and charm the employer. So, before your job interview, do some research and throw one or two compliments.

Searching for a job & inspired by @X excellent products and customer service. Hope to connect & discuss how I could contribute in your success and take it to the next level. [insert resume]

  1. Ask for a Reference

During your job search, networking naturally allows you to ask others for job references and spread the word for you. Twitter is one of the best places to do so.

Jessica Nora: Financial Analyst. 8+ years financial management experience and seeking job in X. Check [hyperlink to your LinkedIn Profile] for resume. Please Refer.

Twitter is a powerful platform to create your resume. It crossed 500 million accounts in June 2012. So, try these Twitter templates and fast track your job search.

Swati Srivastava is an avid writer with a keen interest in the extensive domain of job search and career counselling. She is Assistant Manager Content at Naukrigulf.com (a part of Infoedge), her articles are published on several reputed job search portals and online career magazine.

 

Why My Degree Isn’t My Priority – Part 1: Time

On November 19, 2014, in job hunting, by Lizzi Hart

When you hear “I went to University” most people will envisage 3-4 years of drinking, sleeping and wearing pyjamas. But as I enter my third and final year of higher education at the University of Sussex in Brighton, I aim to prove that my time at University has been incredibly valuable. But it’s not just for the degree I’ll receive next summer, nor the grade I’ll manage to achieve; it’s all about how I got there and my quest for employability.

back to uni

One year before I began my University degree, I was working full-time in a shoe shop. It wasn’t glamorous, but it was a job. Luckily my colleagues were lovely enough that the rude customers I encountered on a daily basis didn’t get me down. I had plans to travel once spring arrived, but during the dingy month of October, I came across a tweet that completely altered my future.

A respected music magazine – that I had read occasionally but never exchanged money for – tweeted looking for an intern. This was luckily re-tweeted by someone I knew, so it appeared on my news feed. I was on a train at the time and had very little knowledge of the magazine, but thought “screw it, I’m going to apply”. Within 20 minutes I had an application sent, and on the following Monday I received a reply asking for some previous written work. All I had was maybe three ‘reviews’ of live shows on my blog and my blog had a readership of maybe two people. I worked quickly through my lunch break, reworking some of these pieces on my phone and hoping it would be enough. I may have neglected shoes that day, but come 6pm I had an acceptance email in my inbox asking me to come into their London office for a month. After 4 weeks, I fell in love with the industry, the writing and I knew I would do everything to pursue this dream job that I had just unearthed.

After leaving the internship I spoke to a few online music publications enquiring about (unpaid) work. I then found myself writing for three sites around my full-time job and loving it. I started University the next September with a paid part-time job and weekly writing commitments. Compared to my fellow freshman, I seemed to be the only one with a plan. And over two years later, I still feel the same about many of my peers. It’s always been a no-brainer for me, because with low contact time at University I have the time to pursue other things and develop my skills for the future. That’s what University is really about, right?

In the time I spent reviewing live shows, albums, interviewing bands and working with WordPress to edit and schedule work, I worked my way into an editor’s role at one of the magazines I still work for. Sadly I still work for free, but being able to attend amazing shows and speak to inspiringly talented people about their passions is good enough for now.

It may sound like a lot of work for a student, but without my student loan supporting me and the low commitment hours needed for my degree (well, my first two years at least), I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this. I admire those who still find time to write around a full-time job, but for me, I knew I had to get my experience in while I still had the time.

Lizzi is a Marketing Assistant at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, a music journalist and an English Language and Linguistics student at the University of Sussex. Right now, she’s probably drinking coffee.

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Free Guerrilla Job Search Secerets Revealed DVD

On November 16, 2014, in job hunting, by David Perry

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Get Hired with a Thank You Note.

Here’s what you’ll discover in this Guerrilla Job Search seminar, filmed live in suburban Detroit, Michigan. One man in the audience found a 6-figure job 8 days later.What did he (and the others) see?Here’s a sample…

  • You get the blueprint to the Coffee Caper technique that gets interviews in 48 hours — or less!
  • Extreme Networking secrets of recruiters — how to get hired by contacting the recently departed.
  • Why you should call an employer when the job posting says, No phone calls.
  • The 5-Minute Networking method that’s as easy as tying your shoes.
  • Turn-The-Tables Job Interview secrets that knock out all competition for the job you want.
  • 5 simple ways to make absolutely, positively sure that hiring managers get your resume by email.
  • And much, much more!

Sign up to download it in the box just to the right –>>

 

David and Kevin are the only job-search experts in America teaching these Guerrilla Job Hunting tactics.You may have seen them in The Wall Street Journal, ABC-TV News, The New York Times and Fortune Magazine.Now, see them live!

Produced by:Jay Fredrick, Graphic Design:Suits Graphic Design, www.glennasuits.com, Camera/Post Production:David Bark, Lightshine Productions

 

I believe in You!

Belief is a powerful tool!  It can drive you forward or hold you back.  Sometimes, when it looks like the whole world has turned against you the difference between success and failure is a matter of your belief in yourself – your self concept matters.  Too often when I’ve been recruiting over the last 28 years,  whether it be for an executive role or  a new grad’s first opportunity, the difference between those who succeeded and landed the role and those who lost it – was their self concept.

If you’ve played sports or have had a life-threatening illness you already now what I mean, you play full-on through the last whistle or your last breath. And when you see that you can change your fate you start to understand that your future is in your own hands.  Increasingly, with more than 6 billion people inhabiting our planet rising above the ‘noise’ is hard.  It takes more energy to break-free of the ordinary of every day normal.  And yet if you’re looking for a job you have to rise above it to find what you’re looking for or to be found.

It is also a well know fact that your conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time AND psychologists have proven that people move toward those thoughts that the hold utmost in their mind.  This is an important fact to fully comprehend and internalize when you’re job hunting.

When you’re facing a career change you can pull in your horns and settle for an uninspiring routine job that doesn’t challenge you – or seize the moment and go after what you want.

By now you know full well that finding a job is a full-time job. There’s no silver bullet. Finding a job is a lot of work,  mapping out a career even more so, but it does work – if you make the commitment to your self to work at it.

The big question is do YOU think you’re you worth it?   Are you worth the investment you’re about to make in yourself?  Only you can convince yourself you are. The strategies in our book will produce interviews for you but wishing you had a new job or getting around to acting on the advice wont. You can’t keep the book under your pillow and expect to find your dream job.

I believe in you!  And I don’t even know you!  Because I understand what happens when people believe.  When they believe in themselves and in each other.  I’ve seen the miracles that can happen.

If you’ve finished reading Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters then in a nut shell here’s what you must do next:

Define the environment that gets your motor running.

  • Detail your career history with absolute precision.
  • Define the industries of interest to you.
  • Analyze your skills and personality characteristics. – then map it against your Top 10 Employer’s needs.
  • Draft your Resume — actually — draft two resumes: One Guerrilla Style for knocking down doors and one value-based for leaving behind after you have an interview.
  • Determine your attack strategy
  • Draft your cover letter templates.
  • Organize your computer for highly effective and rapid response.
  • Prepare for future interviews.
  • Concentrate on filling your Opportunity funnel.
  • And lastly, rid yourself of anyone who doesn’t believe in you.

Believe in yourself.  Take your life and your job search seriously and that means carving time out of your schedule EVERY DAY to work at it. That’s the only way to ensure success.

PS. Let me share this with you if I may…

People who know me well personally, know I have chosen a song for each of my children that reminds me of them – a song that was playing on the radio around the time they were born.    Amanda Marshall’s song, “I believe”, was the one playing daily when my youngest daughter  was born and needed life-saving heart surgery at four months old and the song carried me through some very dark days.  Today Shannon is healthy and has a great attitude towards life.  And of course I believe, because others believed in me.    So believe in yourself and while you’re at it let others believe in you and help where they can.

 

Veteran recruiter offers insight for job hunters

On September 26, 2014, in job hunting, by David Perry

 

BY ANDREW WELSCH, THE GAZETTE   AUGUST9,2013

MONTREAL — Unemployed and looking for a leg up in a competitive job market? Expert recruiter David Perry has a message for you: Stop applying for jobs. Start applying to companies.David Perry - Montreal Gazette

“It’s like Russian roulette. For every ad they get thousands of applications,” said Perry, CEO of Perry-Martel International and author of Guerrilla Guide for Job Hunters 3.0.

Looking for a job is not about perusing the want ads. It’s about actively selling your brand to a company. Perry advises job seekers to think about what they want to do, find the companies that do it and then identify the person in that company they need to speak with.

This person is not your potential future supervisor, Perry said, but rather a higher level manager. This is someone with a broader view of the company’s direction, what challenges it is facing and how you might fit in.

But don’t send a traditional resumé, Perry said. Send resumé lingerie.
“Most resumés follow the three B’s: bland, boring and banal,” he said. “Employers cares

about three things: can you increase my productivity, can you increase my profits and can you save me money?”

Your resumé needs to be like a good teaser trailer for a movie. They have to read it wanting to know more about you.

On the resumé, Perry said that job seekers should list their top five skills they know the company needs, and then list specific, detailed examples of how they helped make their previous employers profitable.

“Take your accomplishments and add them up — literally,” he said.
This will pique the interest of whoever reads it, and they’ll have no choice but to call you to ask for more information. When they do request the full resumé, Perry said, you need to ask about what they are looking for and what kind of problems they are facing, and then suggest giving the full resumé over coffee the next day.

During the interview, it’s important to be proactive and not merely answer questions. Turn the interview into a discussion of the employer’s needs and problems, and how you can help address them.

“They’ve invited you not because they have cash to burn, but because they have problems to solve,” Perry said.

It’s at this point in the process that Perry often gets frustrated with many job seekers. They’re good at getting the interview, he said, but not the job because they don’t have a game plan for the post-interview phase.

Perry said not to call the employer and merely ask ‘have you made a decision?’ Instead, he advises job seekers to identify five pieces of information about their skills that would be of interest to that employer. Then craft voice-mail messages for each skill.

“You turn your accomplishments into a voice-mail message,” Perry said. “It’s a reminder of why you were good enough to be interviewed in the first place.”

Finally, Perry said it is important to be on networking sites like LinkedIn, where a photo and contact information need to be clearly displayed as well as keywords that employers might search for (like “multimedia journalist based in Montreal”). You need to be easy to find and easy to get to.

“If you come up in the first five searches, but your contact information isn’t there, then you’re not going to get the call,” Perry said.

Perry said his methods work for everyone, from a part-timer at Starbucks to a CEO. It’s

more effort-intense than simply responding to wanted ads, but he said that finding a job is a project management exercise.

“Take control of the job search process,” Perry said. “Do that and you can take control of your life.”

awelsch@montrealgazette.com
Twitter: AndrewWelsch

 

 
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