When Susan Whitcomb, Deb Dib and Chandlee Bryan put out a call for job search tweets for inclusion in their upcoming book, The Twitter Job Search Guide: Find a Job and Advance Your Career in Just 15 Minutes a Day, (set for release early March 2010), I gladly dug through my Twitter stream and found 10 to submit. Guess what. Five of the following ten tweets were selected. Not only will this be a great addition to your personal library, it’ll give you the Twitter handles of the top names in the career business so you can keep on getting great information from them thanks to social media. Definitely worth the cover price.
This is especially thrilling for me. You see, Susan Whitcomb’s book, Resume Magic was the book that launched my resume writing business. To now have my name in one of Susan’s books is quite an honor. And I’ll tell you, Deb and Chandlee are well-respected in the career community. Suffice it to say I’m in good company and I couldn’t be prouder.
In excited anticipation of the book’s release, here are my submissions. Of course I won’t tell you which five will appear in the book. You’ll have to buy it and see. For now, here are a few job search tips in 140-characters or less.
Category: Personal Branding Tip
1. #Jobseekers: Don’t under estimate power of simple thank you when differentiating self from rest of pack.
2. If you use Firefox, download the Search Cloudlet http://is.gd/4HKFf Then Google UR name. R the words displayed the image U want to present?
Category: Job Search Strategy Tip
3. #Jobseekers: You’ve got 2 believe what U bring 2 an employer is special & you’ve got 2 sell it. If not U, who?
4. #Jobseekers: If you share a phone with your spouse, be sure UR voice is the one on the outgoing voice mail message. Avoids confusion.
5. #Jobseekers: Knowing where you want to go is equal to or more important than telling where you’ve been.
6. #Jobseekers: It’s good to have Plan A for re-employment. It’s even better to have Plan B, Plan C … Work ‘em all. Don’t limit to one.
7. #Jobseekers: Don’t forget to smile. That comes though on the phone too. Exude positive energy & remember, it’s all about them.
8. #Jobseekers Copy & paste job postings into Word docs & save. No guarantee it’ll still B up when U interview & may contain needed info.
Category: Networking Tip
9. #Jobseekers: Networking doesn’t end when you land a job. Effective network=career-long process, cultivated w/occasional, thoughtful contact.
Category: Resume Tip
10. Stuck on key words? Go to the company Web site and review Meta tags in the source code for inspiration. (View, Page Source)
Well there you go – a quick glimpse into the great information and categories covered in the book. Susan produces top-notch material. Several of her books are included in my own career resources library. I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait to read the rest of it.