Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can You Really Get a Job Using Twitter? One Job Seeker Gives a Resounding YES

(BUSINESS WIRE)--There are many articles and stories about people posting and searching for jobs via Twitter. The big question is does this type of approach work? For one job seeker, the answer is a resounding yes.

P. Downes of Staatsburg, New York, needed a new job. After posting his resume on several job sites, spending money on creating a better resume, and even using professional career coaching, nothing was working. “Then I found (,” says Downes. “Instant Karma.” He received notification of an open position, called the hiring company, got a meeting, and was quickly hired. is the idea of Gary Zukowski, an entrepreneur located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Users can search jobs for free by signing up for various job channels in for cities across America. Companies, in turn, can post jobs on the site as well. When a job becomes available on a job channel for which a person has subscribed, the person instantly receives a text message on his or her cell phone notifying them of the opportunity.

“Job seekers and recruiters are all rushing to use social media such as a way to find and post jobs,” says Zukowski. “However, since this process is so new, people want to know if this approach truly works. Because of the functionality we offer we are confident that we have built a service that will produce results.”

How much has this experience with affected Mr. Downes and his career? “In addition to my normal day to day sales responsibilities part of my new job is Social Media Guru!”

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