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Job Search Advice: #NPRTwitterChat II Recap

This is a recap of the second #NPRTwitterChat, a collaboration between the HR teams of NPR and Twitter. #NPRTwitterChat is a quarterly chat that brings together experienced professionals at the intersections of HR, recruiting, and social media to provide job search advice and share jobs.

In this edition of the chat, we covered the following topics:

    • Q1: What Social Media advice do you have for recent grads or students/interns?
    • Q2: The job requires experience, but I don’t have any. How do I get it?
    • Q3: What are some tools, tips, and tech that can help in your job search?
    • Q4: I’m a perfect fit for the job why didn’t I get it?
    • Q5: How can I build relationships with recruiters and/or employees in companies I’m interested in?
    • BONUS: Hiring? Take the last 10 minutes to share your jobs with chat attendees.

We had over 50 participants sharing their experience, tips, and recommendations. You can find the Storify recap link below:

#NPRTwitterChat II Recap – 5/30/13

We’ll be back for the third installment of #NPRTwitterChat in late Summer. In the meantime, you can keep up with our friends at Twitter on @JoinTheFlock, and NPR at @NPRjobs.

Be sure to check out the Storify for many other participants who regularly share career and job search insights like Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann), Jessica Merrell (@Blogging4Jobs), Matt Charney (@mattcharney), Justin Mass (@jmass), Steve Levy (@levyrecruits), and others.

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The Return Of #NPRTwitterChat

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We’re back!

The first #NPRTwitterChat was created to bring together seasoned professionals at the intersections of social media, recruiting, and HR with job seekers for a discussion about social media. The turnout was great, with hundreds of participants contributing their thoughts and insights. Mashable covered it in the article, “How To Effectively Use Twitter As A Job Search Resource“.

The most popular question once the event wrapped up? When’s the next one?

So we got together with our friends at Twitter and decided to make this a quarterly event. Our next #NPRTwitterChat will be Thursday 5/30 at 7pm EST. The format will be the same as the last event. We’ll bring in a diverse pool of experienced recruiting and HR professionals to cover 5 topics related to your job search. We’ll cover topics including:

    • Q1: What Social Media advice do you have for recent grads or students/interns?
    • Q2: The job requires experience, but I don’t have any. How do I get it?
    • Q3: What are some tools, tips, and tech that can help in your job search?
    • Q4: I’m a perfect fit for the job why didn’t I get it?
    • Q5: How can I build relationships with recruiters and/or employees in companies I’m interested in?
    • BONUS: Hiring? Take the last 10 minutes to share your jobs with chat attendees.

We’re also hosting a special one hour TalentNet Radio with Craig Fisher (@Fishdogs) and recruiters from Twitter Tuesday 5/28 at 7pm EST. This will be aimed more towards a recruiting/HR audience, but anyone can dial in or follow along on the #TalentNet hashtag. You can check out our last #NPRTwitterChat TalentNet Radio here.

If you’re new to Twitter chats, there are useful tools like TweetChat.com that make following live chats easier. You can find additional resources here. We’ll be posting a recap of the highlights on Storify following the event.

We hope to see you 5/30. It’s an open event, so invite anyone you think might benefit or have something to add to the discussion.

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A Recap Of #NPRTwitterChat

Twitter's Chris Dobbins, NPR's Lars Schmidt, Jennifer McClure and William Tincup discuss the upcoming #NPRTwitterChat event at Twitter HQ. [photo courtesy of Craig Fisher]

Twitter’s Chris Dobbins, NPR’s Lars Schmidt, Jennifer McClure and William Tincup discuss the upcoming #NPRTwitterChat event at Twitter HQ. [photo courtesy of Craig Fisher]

Last week was the debut of #NPRTwitterChat, a collaboration between the HR teams of NPR and Twitter aimed at helping job seekers use social media as a job search tool.

There were over 800 tweets sent throughout the one hour chat. The Storify link below captures some of the highlights. Feel free to share freely with anyone you think could benefit.

Click to view the story “#NPRTwitterChat Recap” on Storify

Thanks to our friends at Twitter’s @JoinTheFlock, especially Janet Vanhuysse (@janetvh), Anitra Collins (@anitra10), and Chris Dobbins (@dobbins) for collaborating on this effort. I also want to thank some of the HR/Recruiting friends who shared their expertise including Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann), Alexandra Levit (@alevit), Craig Fisher (@Fishdogs), William Tincup (@williamtincup), Susan LaMotte (@SusanLamotte), Jennifer McClure (@JenniferMcClure), and Curtis Midkiff (@SHRMSMG). Continue reading