In a recent article in the NY Times called Tweeting Your Way to a Job. They talk a lot about people who have found a new job Tweeting for an employer. Social Media roles are opening up in many firms and the Twitterati that have a combination of public relations, analyst relations and even customer relations are snapping them up. But what about those people that are interviewing for a job?
I think it is equally as important for those that are job hunting to be Twittering. Not just for job leads but for the differentiation. What better way for prospective employers to get a sense of the way you think and your unique point of view. And what better way to distinguish yourself amongst a short list of potential hires than to have a strong following on Twitter because of a unique point of view.
I feel that building your network personally is one of the best things you can do for yourself because I believe in the next few years your social graph (those that follow you and those that you follow) not only on Twitter but on Facebook and LinkedIn will be used very differently than you use it today.
Remember we are still in the early years of Social Media and everything from a simple search to something more complex like job hunting will change as we start to leverage the social graph more and more. So don’t forget to build your network now before you need it!