Twitter for Job Search and #NPRTwitterChat

On my birthday 2 weeks ago, January 9th, 2013, LinkedIn announced that it had surpassed 200 million members. Two major milestones.  

Next week I'll be in San Francisco to talk about Linkedin optimization and other cool tools at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference.  This will be my 3rd #SRSC, and I can't wait.  

More milestones...and a couple of firsts.

My excitement is enhanced by the fact that my good friend, Lars Schmidt of National Public Radio, and I will be going to Twitter HQ for a special TalentNet Radio broadcast, on 1/29, with the Twitter HR & Recruitment team as guests.  We'll discuss Twitter as a recruitment platform and preview the special #NPRTwitterChat that we'll be doing, also from Twitter HQ, that Thursday, 1/31.

Lars put together the new collaboration between the NPR and Twitter Human Resource teams to help job seekers use Twitter to aid their search. Details at’s This Is NPR blog here.  I'll be there as a subject matter expert on using social media for job search.

Added to all this, I'll be heading with friends William Tincup, and John Sumser to SmartRecruiters' headquarters in SOMA to share personal social media recruiting stories with attendees of a #Smartup.  Food, drinks, and fun!  Register at 

You can hear Lars and I talk Twitter with Twitter on the TalentNet Radio broadcast, Tuesday, 1/29 7-8PM EST.  Details at  And you can follow on Twitter at #Talentnet.

#NPRTwitterChat will be held Thursday 1/31 from 5-6pm EST. You can follow along by watching the #NPRTwitterChat hashtag through or a tool like   
If you have questions about using Twitter as a job search tool you’d like us to cover, tweet them to us using the #NPRTwitterChat hashtag by 1/25/13.
Social Recruiting Strategies Conference is 1/29-1/31 at the Hilton Financial District in San Francisco.  Register at
You should be me next week.