Certain days we find ourselves more inspired, motivated, charged, jazzed, energized…you know the feeling right? Can you replicate those scenarios? Maybe not exactly, but many times, I’ve found that because I put myself out there (attended an event, participated in something, met with someone), I’ve stumbled onto something or someone that’s energized me. That’s what I am talking about, step out! Re-create opportunities for yourself to be exposed to new ideas or like-minded thinkers!
This week I came across #HFchat! (Fridays from 12-1 pm EST)
HF stands for HireFriday, an initiative started by @HRMargo otherwise known as Margo Rose. To learn more about HireFriday, please read Margo’s post! The co-moderators of #hfchat also include @tombolt & @AvidCareerist.
As I watched the stream of tweets, I was impressed by three things, the people, the quality of the content and the subject matter- tweet critiques/twitter profiles! I couldn’t help but follow what was going on, then, I had to share what I thought to be interesting thoughts of others, then, I had to chime in my own two cents. This is a transcript of what was discussed so that you can read it at your leisure. If you are looking for “smart people” to follow on Twitter, follow the folks who participated here. The other thing I hope you notice is that opinions differ. That’s always a good thing, it gets you thinking and asking questions! (Because you may not click through on the link above, here is a teaser of the transcript from this week’s #hfchat courtesy of @animal)
If you are tempted/interested to see what happens during a Twitter chat, your next great opportunity is Monday, December 6th from 8-10 EST called Mega Job Hunt Chat! 6 job search related chats combine into one huge event! Just follow #megajobhuntchat.
Here are some other posts this week to get you thinking!
A LinkedIn Profile that Works from The Wise Job Search
What My Parenting Coach Taught Me About Job Search from CareeRealism
Communicating Who You Really Are Online and Off by Malcolm Levene on HuffingtonPost
New Research Finding on Social and Career Networking from Tim’s Strategy
And by the way, if you haven’t read ALL the Career Collective posts on dispelling common myths surrounding job search, you can get them all here!
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.