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Tweet and Seek: Tame Job Search Tasks with Twitter - Career Transition SIG

  • 25 Jun 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Café Express 3418 N. Lamar Blvd.


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Austin ASTD Career Transition SIG

Monday, June 25, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Café Express, 3418 N. Lamar, Austin


Tweet and Seek: Tame Job Search Tasks with Twitter
Speaker: Kara D’Andrea

You’ve heard that social networking is a great tool for job-seekers, but where do you start?   Maybe you have a Facebook page and a resume posted on Linked in, but you can’t figure out how to enlarge your circle beyond your friends to the people who can make a difference in your job search. 

Of all the social networking options out there, Twitter is the least time consuming, the most forgiving, and the easiest to learn.   The skills you gain from using Twitter are transferable to other platforms.    In the Tweet and Seek session, you will learn how to use Twitter to:

Brand Yourself – “If you don’t manage your online presence, Google will.”  Twitter helps you stay in control of what appears in the search results when people “Google” your name.    

Learn Stuff – Savvy job seekers use their time off to learn skills that make them more marketable.  Twitter shortens the learning curve.  

Make New Connections –    Twitter lets you network from the comfort of your living room.  The conversations you begin on Twitter can continue over coffee, at the next industry event, or extend to other networks like LinkedIn. 

Demonstrate Relevancy and Trustworthiness – A strategic presence on Twitter shows you are up on the latest tools, knowledgeable, and professional.

Get a Jump on Job Leads – Twitter won’t get you the job, but it can help you find out about it sooner.


Kara’s Twitter bio, 160 characters or less:

 Italian-American settler from RI addicted to learning and fresh-baked bread. Mom, writer, trainer, facilitator. Queen of Silver Linings.

A few more details:

Kara D’Andrea’s love of shiny new things and her marketing background led her to Twitter way back in its earliest days, before it was discovered by spammers and Justin Bieber.    As an extrovert, she adapted to the culture quickly, built a following of hundreds, and directly conversed with people from all over the world, including a military officer stationed in the Middle East, a mom in Malaysia, an NBC white house cameraman, the head blogger at a Fortune 500 tech company, and countless others she would never have had the chance to “meet” otherwise.   She took a personal hiatus for a couple of years, but continues to coach business executives and solopreneurs on the strategic use of Twitter. Kara is a new member of ASTD seeking a job in the training field.

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