The New Job Search

Six years ago, in an effort to help other technical writer’s find a job in a down market, I added a number of popular job search engines on my blog:

http://poetslife.blogspot.com/search/label/Technical%20Writer%20Jobs

Most are now useless. Here is the new, and simpler, job search way: Tweetmyjobs and Linkedin.

Now, if you are on http://www.linkedin.com/ and use http://tweetmyjobs.com/ you cover much of what positions are actually available. For example, here is a recent LinkedIn contact I received.

Hi Bruce –

I recently came across your profile on linked-in and thought that your background and experiences might be a good fit for my firm. We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Technical Writer that appears to be a good match. If you have an interest, I would be pleased to introduce CyberPoint and discuss the position with you in detail. If you are not open to considering a new position at this time but know of a colleague who might find this of value, please feel free to forward my message.

Thanks for your consideration – Alex.

Senior Technical Writer Job Posting: http://www.cyberpointllc.com/joinus_ind_14.html 

Alex K Bacas
director of talent acquisition
direct +1 410 779 6707
mobile +1 410 733 2127 www.linkedin.com/in/alexkbacas 

CyberPoint International
621 East Pratt Street, Suite 300
Baltimore MD 21202-3140
phone +1 410 779 6700 www.cyberpointllc.com

So, use http://www.linkedin.com/and http://tweetmyjobs.com/before using the old school methods.

As my own personal charity, I’ve helped many people who have become unemployed to write a good resume. I also tell them of these two tools. They work. Trust me. And them.

Comments

  1. Bruce Curley Post author

    Some follow-up.

    We’re short programmers at work. We had a big “stakeholders” meeting last Friday. After the CEO stated what a problem they were having locating programmers, especially Siebel, I recommended they try http://www.tweetmyjob.com. None of the VP’s, SVP’s or other Execs had ever heard of it.  Interesting. I figure everyone has heard of it, but apparently not in higher management.

    I’ll let you know  later how if it works.

  2. Bruce Curley Post author

    Some follow-up.

    We’re short programmers at work. We had a big “stakeholders” meeting last Friday. After the CEO stated what a problem they were having locating programmers, especially Siebel, I recommended they try http://www.tweetmyjob.com. None of the VP’s, SVP’s or other Execs had ever heard of it.  Interesting. I figure everyone has heard of it, but apparently not in higher management.

    I’ll let you know  later how if it works.

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