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How to Use Twitter to Get a Job (with BuzzFarmers?)

This month we’re in hiring mode. In the next 30 days, we’ll interviewing and hiring a new social media manager and a second managing editor.

All the while, our office is being built and we’re collecting all the stuff around Rhode Island to put in it so that it’s a proper second home. Today we visited the infamous Lorimer Workshop to concoct our perfect conference table and can’t wait for it to be done!

Exciting, yes? Frightening? Super yes!

At the request of our clients, I’m required to hire a mini-me. In reality, I think it’s important to hire someone who has strengths in areas I don’t. I’m an insanely introverted CEO (at least I feel that way) that’s a semi-organized perfectionist, but works best at 3am when the world is quiet and nobody is chewing in my general vicinity. I need people that are better at those things than I am.

Also, people that don’t chew, maybe ever. Kidding! (Or am I?)

With all this hiring stuff on my brain, I decided to dedicate my monthly About.com posts to jobs. In fact, one of them you can use to get a job with us if you’re paying close enough attention!

Firstly, if you want to skip over us and head right to working at Twitter HQ, I dug up a bunch of tips for doing that. Their offices look pretty cool, I’d love to have a rooftop garden one day, wouldn’t you? Oh, and yoga classes? Heck, I don’t even do yoga but I would!

Second, some pointers for using Twitter to get your next job (with us, perhaps?) I feel like #6 is a pretty crucial step in the process and you could skip right to this one at the very least.

Next, if you’re looking to get a job Tweeting for a living (and not that sponsored crap) then I put together some tips on how to land a job like that. It can also be used by an employer looking to hire so that you know what to look for. Spoiler: Owning a smartphone is not a qualification!

Finally, some words of caution about how Twitter can get you fired, rather than hired. This stuff isn’t rocket science but yet people keep making all of these mistakes, sometimes without even knowing they did something wrong.

So the moral of the story is that we’re super excited to be hiring and we’ll be sharing our job listings on Twitter @buzzfarmers next week.

Are you listening? I promise I was kidding about the chewing thing.

Update: here are the job listings!

Amanda MacArthur

Amanda MacArthur is the CEO of BuzzFarmers. Before BuzzFarmers, Amanda ran the research arm of a publishing company for magazine publishers where she was hired to teach blogging and social media workshops to editors at Harvard, F + W, Time Inc. Condé Nast, Dwell Media and Bonnier.
  • tsondermann

    *Starts refreshing @buzzfarmers every five minutes starting next week.*

  • Mary Raymond

    Taking notes!