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This is the modern world

...and I've fallen so far behind...

At least, my LinkedIn is starting to work for me. People I don't know personally have now started to link in with me, and one or two have actually taken the trouble to point me to job openings. None very pertinent so far, but that's my fault for not properly defining what I'm looking for exactly. That'll be my task for the coming week then, and while I'm at it, I can stop giving out the impression that I'm desperate, as it's not currently doing me any favours.

Also, I keep being told that I should set up a Twitter-account as more and more job opportunities are being tweeted these days. But I'm not sure how this works and so I haven't followed that advice yet. What would I call myself, for one thing? What if I set up an account and I don't use it, as I don't use any of my social media-accounts except for LJ? I'd only be clogging up cyberspace.

So, I turn to you, oh flist, to tell me: Twitter -- a good idea, or a bad one?

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suze2000
Dec. 10th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
I've never seen a job ad on twitter, but I very carefully have not friended anyone I work with. Because LJ and Twitter are spaces that I have reserved to be places where I discuss things I don't want co-workers seeing (personal stuff like the miscarriage, my grief about Dad, or writing about how much I hate work or don't want to go to work that day etc). I friended a few on FB - but only the ones I trust not to repeat or take advantage of it.

The other thing is, you can certainly have more than one Twitter account, so if you want to set up one to find work and another one using for private stuff, that's also quite possible. That's where twitter apps come into their own. :)
gamiila
Dec. 10th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Good points, all.

I haven't decided yet whether I'll set up an account or not. Right now I'm too sleepy and it all seems such a bother...but then, that's pretty much how I feel about job hunting in general.