A new twitter movement started two days ago to help people find jobs. @You2Gov suggested creating a new hashtag (hashtags are like categories/subjects for twitter), #rtjobs, which stands for ReTweet Jobs. The central idea being that if you hear of a job you should tweet it with the hashtag #rtjobs. And if you’re looking for a job you should search twitter for #rtjobs and see what’s out there. It seems like it could be a great way to use social media to help in the job search (hey, it certainly couldn’t hurt).
If you’re completely unfamiliar with Twitter, there’s no time like the present to start. It’s getting extra buzz lately because it was the place to break the news about the Hudson plane crash. Go to twitter.com. Investigate, tweet (tweets are brief messages or status updates that have to be 140 characters or less). Follow people you think are interesting (this means you get updated on their tweets). Perhaps even follow me. For a more in-depth guide check out Cnet’s Newbies guide to Twitter.