I am very intrigued on the concept of JobAngels it’s something I find very inspiring that one person is doing their part to really make a difference and using social media to help people find work. I have asked them to assist me and they have already tweeted my information trying to help me find work. They linked to my website and cover letter. Their exact tweet trying to help me out was:
@jasonbroaddus is looking for a social media/mktg position http://tinyurl.com/dbplht willing to relocate – can you help him get connected?
The concept according to their website:
Rumor has it that my crackling cornflakes whispered an idea to me on the morning of January 29th. It was apparently hard to decipher over their milk-drowned voices, but eventually I could make out their message – “help people find jobs”. Their whole-grained wisdom spread to the world and all were saved. (End scene) Wow. So inspirational!
The real story is this. I was eating breakfast and thinking about the economy. We were in the throws of a debilitating week of job loss announcements and things looked to be worsening in all sectors. I had been spending a bit of time on Twitter and had accumulated about 700 followers, a large percentage of whom are experts and professionals in the HR sector. So I wondered, what if each of those followers helped just one person find a job? Could we actually make a difference? Here’s the original Tweet:
“Was thinking that if each of us helped just 1 person find a job, we could start making a dent in unemployment. You game?”
I think this is one of the great things about being connected and the new world you and I live. According to their website they have already “In this short period, over 1,500 individual JobAngels have already assembled across Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Over 10,000 JobAngel messages have been sent across a myriad of online platforms. Angels have donated their time, their networks, their expertise and their hearts to this grassroots initiative (and we are just getting started)”
You can read more about it here. If you’re looking to hire someone or looking for work (I am currently, freelance welcome) you can follow them at twitter.com/JobAngels, join their Facebook group, and on LinkedIn. I know times are tough all over the place so I’ll keep you posted if their help turns into anything, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.