If you follow my Twitter account @Accessible_Jobs, then you know that accessibility and assistive technology related tweets drop into your stream several times a day. If you are a job seeker, you can click on the links attached to the tweet, which will take you to the employer and job description page, and immediately apply. The jobs are available throughout the U.S., and since some of you may be in a position to relocate,, I do not limit the tweets to a specific geographical location. Besides, why limit the possibilities?
Some of you have written to me, asking me for additional help. While I have explained to each of you that I am not an employment service, all I do is post job tweets, some have appealed to me in an effort to gain additional exposure, which of course, is what any job seeker should do…leverage any advantage, any contact, so as to get that edge. Well done.
For some time now, I’ve been mulling over an idea that I think I’d like to try. In addition to the daily job tweets, i’m going to roll out a new feature for my followers that I’ll call, "This Week’s Featured Job Seeker."
The idea is to showcase one individual for one week, highlighting their skills and abilities, type of opportunity sought, and other promotional information. In each tweet, I will link to a resume, Linked In page or other professional profile page, a blog or web site on which relevant information appears. The goal is to raise your visibility, connect you with other contacts and potential employers. I will post ten tweets about you throughout your week. If you like, you may supply the tweet. In fact, it is preferable that you send me a list of ten tweets, that way you are ensured the precise wording and preferred tone, along with the correct link.
Think it can’t work? Well, who knows. We cannot predict in life what contact leads to which connection that places you right where you need to be. Remember, luck is preparation meeting opportunity. Sometimes, the line between point A and point B isn’t always a straight one, and by contacting me, you helped spark this idea, which just may land you a job. Think it over, and if you’d like to participate, I’m here to help.
Here are the rules of the game:
1: You must have your professional data residing somewhere online, with a permalink to the page. I will only link to your professional profile information, I will not link to your Facebook page.
2: I must be able to review your information, at least, to some degree, to ensure that I’m not promoting your effort to publicize your latest MLM scheme or porn video release.
3: If you are out-of-country, and seeking a job in the USA, all of your work permit documents must be in order. No, I will not be checking them, this is the honor system here, but if you are contacted by an employer and you are not prepared to travel, you have wasted everyone’s valuable time, particularly mine.
4: You must be willing to listen to my suggestions as to how to improve upon your presentation. No, I am not going to rewrite your resume, but if there are spelling or formatting errors that I know will work to your detriment, you must at least be willing to hear what I have to say. I will not require that you take my advice, but please be open to it.
5: I will feature one job seeker per week, but I may not feature one every single week. How often I feature a job seeker will be left entirely to my discretion.
6: Whomever is chosen to be the job seeker of the week will be left entirely to my discretion.
7: I will not in any way personally vouch for your skills and abilities. I cannot vet each of you, and again, I am not an employment service. Unless by some chance, we have worked together in some capacity, or I know you personally, I can only promote your work search effort, not endorse your viability as an employee.
8: I will not accept any sort of compensation whatsoever. Therefore, I reserve the right to take a break to earn a living. Thank you for your understanding.
9: I make no warrantees or guarantees of any kind whatsoever.
10: Do not operate heavy machinery while using this service, do not use while bathing, swimming, or near standing water. Contents unfit for human consumption, do not ingest. If irritation persists, please discontinue use.
If you would like for me to feature you, please use the accessible contact form on the Accessible Insights Blog home page, and drop me a note. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Best of luck to you.