Margo Rose, HR Margo, @margorose, started the #HireFriday movement to help job seekers. You can find her full explanation here. Because many won’t click through, I’ve lifted the key points from her post below.
HireFriday is a special place where we can shower job seekers around the world with attention, extol their virtues, bolster their self-worth, and let them know that we care about their transition. The following guiding principles have been developed with the job seeker in mind. Please be respectful, taking into consideration that the HireFriday twitter stream, and facebook page was developed with them in mind.
- Post your resume, and linkedin profile to the #HireFriday twitter stream or:
- Post the job seekers @name/desired job title/industry preference/location/descriptive and targeted key words.
- RT the job seekers in the HireFriday stream to your followers on twitter, and friends on facebook.
- If you think a position might suit the job seeker in the HireFriday stream, tweet a job their way, but don’t put it into the twitter stream.
- Post interesting career development articles that will help job seekers accelerate their re-employment.
Post encouraging quotes to help job seekers keep their spirits up.
This is what the #HireFriday search on Twitter turned up this morning. It is so worth your time to check this out!
I run across job seekers that are not comfortable yet with Twitter. They are either doing their best to learn how to use it or are “Anti-Tweeters” and refuse to open their minds to the idea. Twitter is an amazing tool. I’ve written about its value and use here.
This post is to help spread the word about #HireFriday. It is a generous way to help highlight, attract and serve job seekers that need it!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.