Review: Tweet My Jobs

Hey everybody:

So I’m back looking for work, and it’s not going very well. I’ve had a couple of interviews, but nothing’s really panning out. I know the same thing is going on with a lot of people who stop by my blog, so I thought I’d bend your ear to this new resource today.

Tweetmyjobs.com is pretty awesome so far! I got to upload and edit a resume. And before you groan, I have to tell you, TweetMyJobs has the best resume populator I’ve EVER seen! They actually got 90% of my information put in the right spot from the start. That’s never happened before.

They also seem to have really great inroads somehow. I just applied for a job with RiteAid that I never would have seen on Craigslist, but they tweeted it right to me through one of their channels I’m following. Of course, it also never occurred to me to apply for RiteAid. I think that’s probably another function they fulfill: expanding your brain. Sometimes when the hunt starts to get harsh, folks get tunnel vision.

Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend you hit up this site. Here’s a look at my new resume as an example: http://www.tweetmyjobs.com/resume/lincolnr

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Create a Newspaper: Paper.li

Sometimes the amount of tweets in my universe just gets out of control. I’m only following 118 people, and it’s still hard to keep up! Now there’s a cool way to get your daily Twitter fix and build your online presence: create a newspaper at Paper.li. Here’s how it works.

You sign in with your Twitter account, then go the create paper page. There are three default options. They will make a paper based on your account. This brings together tweets from you and the people you follow. They only grab the ones with links, so you won’t get people’s personal tweets about their home lives, jobs, etc. Papers can also be made for a specific topic or list. There is an option for an advanced paper, which requires a lot more research and hashtagging than I wanted to do.

Initially, the paper is released as “The (your twitter account name) Daily”. Don’t worry, you can go in and rename it. I did. The idea of a paper named after me just seemed odd. Actually, Mrs. Linc was the one who came up with the winning title, and now The Daily Transformation is part of my feed. A new one comes out every 24 hours, but you have control over that as well. Weekly and twice daily editions are available.

There’s one thing I don’t like. You can’t see who your subscribers are. It seems like a missed outreach opportunity, especially if you create a paper for your business.

Otherwise, paper.li is a fun Twitter tool that’s easy to navigate and share. I recommend giving it a try.

Breaking: Judge to Twitter: Give Up Wikileaks User Info

Privacy and free speech take another kick to the rubber parts today. In Alexandria, a judge decided that prosecutors can get Twitter account information as part of their Wikileaks investigation.

*sigh* I guess it is time to start replacing Windows with Linux on our laptops, downloading some anonymizing software, and scrubbing our web trail every chance we get. Why, it’s almost as if our goverment feels that it’s easier to control citizens who can be convinced to relinquish control of their privacy for the “greater good”.

/sarcasm.

I have to go to a meeting soon. In the meantime, learn more about it here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=13116989

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2011/03/federal_judge_denies_bid_of_th.html