Announcement: #NPRTwitterChat To Return As A Quarterly Series 5/16


#NPRTwitterChat To Return As A Quarterly Series

By Lars Schmidt

February 26, 2013

Washington, DC / San Francisco, CA - The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter, #NPRTwitterChat, has been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, 'How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource', brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers.

"#NPRTwitterChat is intended to bring together diverse views and opinions about the role social media plays in your job search," commented #NPRTwitterChat founder and NPR Head of Talent Acquisition & Innovation Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars). "We received a lot of great feedback on the first #NPRTwitterChat, so are excited about the opportunity to continue collaborating with our friends at Twitter HR to keep it going."

Twitter's Recruiting Operations Lead and #NPRTwitterChat co-founder, Anitra Collins (@anitra10), added "I love being a part of such an insightful discussion. The #NPRTwitterChat gives participants front row access to real-time engagement between HR Experts across the globe. The diverse tips and techniques shared during the chat are unparalleled."

The slightly revised format will take more of an open-source approach. Anyone can tweet questions in advance using the #NPRTwitterChat hashtag. Those questions will be aggregated into the top 5-6 themes that will be announced and covered in each chat. During the chat window, anyone with advice on the topic can share their insights. The highlights of the chat will then be compiled and shared via Storify [see the Storify summary of the first #NPRTwitterChat].

The next #NPRTwitterChat will be help Thursday 5/16 from 4-5pm EST. 

 About #NPRTwitterChat

#NPRTwitterChat is a collaboration between the human resources teams at NPR and Twitter designed to bring together varied voices to share career and job search social media advice and best practices.