Is a tweet the new elevator pitch?Posted: April 10, 2013 | |
I just finished reading an interesting Wall Street Journal article that explains how recruiters are using Twitter to get an idea of a job-seeker’s social tenor. In case you (like me) aren’t working as hard on your Twitter profile as you are on your LinkedIn profile, it might be time to consider this:
Vala Afshar, Enterasys’ chief marketing officer, says he’s convinced Twitter recruiting is the way to go.
“I am fairly certain I am going to abandon the résumé process,” he says. “The Web is your CV and social networks are your references.”
Although Twitter is not a major recruiting tool–yet–it’s worth noting that any social network you use can become part of your job search, whether or not you intended it. Keep it professional, and choose your words wisely.