How to Find a Job on Twitter (Part 1)

When I was brainstorming this series of posts, I thought about starting it off with a bit of info about Twitter and what it is and why its relevant. And then I thought, nah, if you don’t know why Twitter matters then you are probably not reading this anyway. But just on the off chance you are clueless on what Twitter is all about, here is a quickie video.

Okay, whether you are an expert Tweeter or a novice, by now you should get that Twitter is a whole bunch of conversations happening at the same time and in real-time. People are talking about everything and I do mean everything; what they had for lunch, celebrity gossip, a bazillion things that you care absolutely nothing about… and jobs. Now there are quite a few job boards out there that are powered by Twitter! I’m not talking about them in this series. Maybe next time. (Sowwy!) For now, I want to help you eavesdrop on Entrepreneurs, Senior Managers, Recruiters and people seeking Consultants. How? By performing a few searches.

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If you like what you see, here are a few search suggestions to inspire you.

So once you have found a few interesting tweets, what do you do? Well, I can think of a few options…

  • Tweet them from your Twitter account and ask to be of service.
  • Follow them and (more than likely) they will follow you back. When they do, send them a message about your background. Or even better, a link to your resume on ResumeBear. Why? You will be able to track what happens.
  • Look at their bio. Is there a link to a company website? If so, go to it, find an email address or phone number, make the deal happen.

More on jobhunting with Twitter in the next post! (But you probably already knew that since this was part 1 and all. Um… yeah.)

How To Find Out Who’s Hiring In Your Industry

Did you know that you could find out which industries were hot? (By “hot,” I mean which industries are doing the most hiring at the time.) Oh, you didn’t know you could do that? Well, you can and here is how you do it.

Hop over to Yahoo Finance and mouse over the “Investing” tab, then mouse down to “Industries” (as shown in the screenshot below).

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On the Industries page there are two options that I want you to check out the  A)  list of industries and B) top industries based on job postings made on Monster.com.  (At this writing, the top industries that are hiring are Health Care, Retail and Sales.)

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Let’s say that our interest is in Biotechnology (A). I click the link.  There is a “HotJobs Top Companies” section (See the arrow?)  It lists which companies are posting the most jobs on Monster that are affiliated with the Biotechnology industry.

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Just fyi, at this writing, the companies that are hiring the most in the Biotechnology industry are:

  • West Houston Medical Center
  • LabCorp
  • Kingwood Medical Center
  • East houston Regional Medical Center
  • MedFocus

Happy Hunting!

Jim

How To Find a Job on Skype (Part 3)

I thought I was done with the Skype posts, but then I had another idea.  I asked myself, self, “People post their Skype IDs on Linkedin don’t they?”

I thought about it and said, “Yes, um… self. They do.”

So I figure I would end this series, at least for now, by showing you how to search Linkedin profile for Skype IDs. Check out my examples below.

“skype:*” site:linkedin.com/in/* project.manager

Okay, feeling done with Linkedin. I wonder if this applies to other social networks and websites? Yeah, it should. Let’s give it a shot.

skype.id site:viadeo.com manager


“i’m on skype” | skype.me | skype.ID  intitle:profile ~CEO

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Hmm… This gives me an idea for something else entirely. What? Hmm… time will tell. For now, happy hunting!

Jim

How To Find a Job on Skype (Part 2)

In part 1, I showed you how to search the Skype app for people to network with. In part 2, we are going a different route.

Many people post their Skype contact information on their blogs and websites and as such, you can track them via Google. Here are a few examples of what I mean.


skype.me | skype.id vp.of.marketing

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“my.skype.id.is.*” CTO

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“skype.me.at.*” director.of | president.of | chief

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“add me to skype”  “technical recruiter”

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skype contact.me intitle:about recruiter | recruitment

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Let me know if you find this helpful!

Jim

How To Find a Job On Skype (Part 1)

Do you know what Skype is? Most likely you do but, just in case you don’t, this is what Skype has to say about itself.

Skype is software that enables the world’s conversation. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video calls and voice calls , send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles.

Not impressed? Well, howzabout these stats?

With so many people on Skype, its a great place to network (and not just chat with pals). All you have to know is how to find people to network with and there are a couple of ways to do that.

  1. Search for people to connect with via the Skype application.
  2. Search for people to connect with via Google.

Let me show you both ways, step by step.

To find people via the Skype app, click on “Contacts” at the top of the application, then click on “Add a Contact…”

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A smaller window pops up. In the window are several fields (Email, Phone Number, Full Name and Skype Name)  In the full name, type in the word, umm… “Recruiter.”  At this writing, 200 matches were found.

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To the right of the number of matches found is a “View” button. I click that to look at the 200 people on Skype who have identified themselves as Recruiters.

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At this point, I would simply click on each one, introduce myself and see if they have an opportunity that would interest me (or someone in my network).  Of course, why stick with talking to Recruiters only? Check out what else I found when I looked for other terms in the “Full Name” slot.

  • 200 matches found for Human Resources
  • 200 matches found for CEO, CFO and CTO
  • 200 matches found for Google, Cisco and Facebook

Now I am using the latest version of Skype which (unfortunately) does not have as robust a search as its previous version. Ugh! Oh well, its free, so how can I complain. Oh! I wish I could say that each contact I found with the term “Cisco” in it meant that they were all Cisco employees. If so, that would be great if I wanted to network with someone at that company, but truth is I don’t know. I do believe its worth a shot however. So, let me know how it goes?

In part 2, I will show you a different way to find people connected to Skype which may be better. Okay, its a lot better, but more time-consuming.  You’ll see what I mean when I post it.

Ciao!

Jim