Steve’s Media Blog

Follow-up: Using Twitter to Find a Job?

Posted on: January 14, 2009

Twitter

Twitter

I don’t usually talk about my side projects on this blog – I like to keep it to things related to music/media.  However my post from yesterday about searching for a job in 2009 got me thinking about a few things today.

I’m trying to get into the business of freelance writing.  There’s a lot of demand for it, and I have a contact with at least one person that is getting me some consistent work.  Well, it’s supposed to be consistent, but I haven’t hit full steam yet.  One of the other resources I’ve been told to consult is the Content Creation forum on Digital Point‘s board.

I will freely admit that I took a forum posting job that was posted, but backed out of it.  It turned out to be something opposite of what I expected, so I’m going to stick with writing articles for my freelance work.  The only problem is that I really get a sketchy feeling from Digital Point – I’m sure there are some reliable people there offering good money, but I just don’t like the feel of it.

This brings me to Twitter.  As I said, yesterday, Twitter was mentioned as a method of finding work online.  I was debating about setting up a personal blog to list my accomplishments/samples, but I’ve decided not to so far.  I’m interested in Twitter though.

How exactly does one “properly use” Twitter to get a job?  In my case, I’m just talking about networking for some freelance writing.  Are there communities you can join?  Do you just try to get as many people as possible to follow you?

If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it!

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