Hiring through Twitter and Blogs


Rajesh @ Blogworks says:

I am finding myself drawn to a lot of young professionals who write blogs, or are active on Twitter, for our next round of hiring at Blogworks. Much more than even LinkedIn, which I find too static, and definitely more than college recruitment proposals that we get from time-to-time.

a lot of communication students are now studying/ researching social media impact at university level; they are writing blogs that give a glimpse into their learning; Twitter is their playground and their interactions their allow a nice window into their personality. It’s easy to find a culture match when you have interacted with a prospect one-on-one through these online engagements.

So if you’re angling for a job in social media and marketing, I guess what you’ve got to do is start participating in the conversation. Think of it as getting work experience !

What I’d be interested to know is what kind of people are more the ‘blogging’ kind and what kind of people are the ‘twittering’ kind?

On first thought I’d have said bloggers are more ‘speakers’ and tweeple are more ‘conversation facilitators’ – but I guess that’s too simplistic.

Any thoughts?

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Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on December 28, 2008, in DesiPundit, recruiting, social media and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Hiring through Twitter and Blogs.

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