Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013
When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media network.
The list includes some regular contributors to AOL Jobs, but others are likely new to our regular readers. Check out the list below and tell us what you think. Have others you'd liked to share? Tell us about them -- with a tweet! -- on the AOL Jobs page at Twitter.com.
When it comes to dispensing career advice, few experts wear as many hats as Alexandra Levit. An author, speaker, columnist and consultant, Levit's advice is particularly geared toward women, though anyone who follows her will find something useful. Money magazine named her the Best Online Career Expert in its 2010 rankings.
Career columnist for USA Today, Anita Bruzzese is also the author of "45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy," a guide to help you keep your career on track. She tweets frequently about trends in the workplace, and is also the voice behind the "On The Job" blog and a contributor to blogtalk radio, focused on practical topics such as how to ask for a raise and avoiding job-search bloopers.
Dan Schawbel is the founder of Millennial Branding and an expert on Generation Y (roughly, those born 1977 to 1994). He provides daily insights into workplace trends and personal branding -- and how it can help you build a career. An author, blogger and speaker, Schawbel has no shortage of opinions about the importance for job seekers to build both a personal brand and a social media presence.
A career columnist for NBCNews.com, Eve Tahmincioglu always has something fresh to offer her followers -- from the latest in employment trends to the personal side of what it's like to work in today's America. You may not always agree with her opinions, but you'll nonetheless be entertained -- and informed.
if she wasn't a woman...: Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state; saddened by partisan politics nbcnews.to/QXo7gk- Eve Tahmincioglu (@careerdiva) December 13, 2012
Susan P. Joyce is the name behind the handle, which has a simple premise: to help people find their next jobs. Joyce's website, job-hunt.org -- "don't forget that hyphen between Job and Hunt!" -- directs job seekers to a bevy of useful resources, tips and recruiter listings.
While there's no shortage of advice on the Web about how to apply for a job or what to wear to an interview, few sites are dedicated to helping workers get the inside scoop. Glassdoor seeks to describe what it's like to work at America's best-known (and not so well-known) companies through surveys posted at Glassdoor.com.
Founder of the website ComeRecommended, Heather Huhman dedicates her tweets of career wisdom specifically for the Gen-Y crowd. A well-recognized career expert, Huhman is also an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable.
A dispenser of no-nonsense career advice, J.T. O'Donnell understands that for most of us a job is about more than a paycheck, it's about achieving personal fulfillment. Her website, CareerRealism, is based on the simple principle that "every job is temporary," prescient advice for many of today's working adults who may have seven (or more) different ones before they retire. But she also provides employers advice on hiring -- and keeping -- the best employees.
Another jobs expert who's tuned in to all the latest social media trends in HR, Meghan Biro tweets frequently about how the world of work is being re-imagined. Founder of TalentCulture, an online community for job seekers and HR professionals, Biro's advice is just as well-suited for recent college grads as it is for corporate executives, and struggling and seasoned entrepreneurs.
A contributor to AOL Jobs, Miriam Salpeter was named a "Top 10 Job Tweeter" by CNN. Beyond keeping up on the latest employment trends, she's also an expert in incorporating social media as part of a job search.
Primarily an advocate for small-business owners, Tory Johnson's advice is nonetheless useful for job seekers and those looking to advance their careers. An author and contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America," Johnson offers optimism in ample doses, even as she shares advice and links on the pressing matters that so many Americans are dealing with today, such as bullying and dealing with disabilities.
For those just breaking into their careers, Lauren Berger (an AOL Jobs contributor), the self-anointed "intern queen" tweets all manner of advice on how to land that first internship or first job, as well as heads-up on which companies are hiring interns. Plus, it's all dished up with a hip, youthful attitude that's bound to keep you smiling, no matter how tough the job hunt has been that day.
It doesn't matter if your day was good or bad...as long as u did ur best - put ur check in the box, and get some rest :) You did ur job.- Lauren Berger(@InternQueen) January 4, 2013
One of the largest online job portals -- and nearly as old as the Internet itself, CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor) lists tens of thousands of jobs from more than 300,000 employers worldwide, including 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Beyond employment ads, the site also offers plenty of a career and job search advice to keep you up on what's new and trending.
"Isn't that illegal to ask?" Addressing those difficult & weird job interview questions - cb.com/Uosfn6- CareerBuilder (@CareerBuilder) January 6, 2013
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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.
Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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