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Social Media and Job Hunting. It works!! Here’s my Story:

I went away on vacation, only to return last Wednesday to find out that I was unemployed. I immediately updated my profile on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.  I stated that I was “Seeking Employment as a Sales Rep or a Community Manager”. Immediately I had two replies on Facebook to contact two separate companies and two retweets on twitter.I was impressed.

By 1 p.m…I had a meeting with 3 foodie friends (@TheBumpercrop, @afoodgypsy @lisataerk). They brainstormed with me and delivered a “go-Vicky-go” type of speech.

The pep talk worked!!

On Thursday, I met with @nearafar who also answered some more job hunting questions and gave me another pep talk.

On Friday, I received emails from @HorriblePeanut @FiestaCupcakes @CDNFoodieGiirl, and @Labamboche with leads. I was truly feeling supported by my twitter friends. Oh yeah – there was another friend (who sadly is not on twitter) who sent me numerous emails with ads too.

On Sunday I met with @sackman66 at 7:45 a.m for TWO hours of networking. WOW..I was on a roll. My friends were really there for me and I was ever so grateful.

On Monday morning, I had a phone call with someone from twitter who was looking for some assistance with her start up .We even met for coffee in the afternoon. Sadly it wasn’t a great fit but once again “twitter’ made the connection (thru a retweet cause I wasnt following her).

On Monday nite, I finally sent out my resume to one of the companies that contacted me thru Facebook earlier last week.

On Tuesday morning, I heard from her and at 2 p.m I was in the office…. armed with my MacBook, iPad, and iPhone….ready to work!!

Now how awesome is this story!! Whats even more awesome is I’m working with a company that I really believe in and when I walked into the office I knew FOUR people (thru twitter of course).

I have to finish this blog entry with this photo. The office has this machine in the kitchen:


It’s a VITA MIX and my boss was all too happy to demonstrate how it works!! This means, I was treated to this delicious bowl of hot soup that was made in less than 10 minutes.

I am now working for Shes Connected and I’m beyond thrilled to be part of this team.

Morale of the story: Use Social Media if you are job hunting and don’t be afraid to change your profile!!


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6 Responses to “Social Media & Job Hunting. It Works. Here’s My Story.”

  1. Avrum
    February 28th, 2012 at 21:27 | #1

    very inspiring Vic. Much of it is you, i.e. you’re shining personality. Well done.
    B’shalom, Avrum

  2. February 29th, 2012 at 16:06 | #2

    First of all, I can’t believe what happened to you when you got home…brutal!

    But eve more so….way to use social media!! Truly so awesome. Glad that you quickly (so quickly!!!) got a new job, and one that you love. Social media is truly an amazing thing.

  3. NYM
    February 29th, 2012 at 19:28 | #3

    Fantastic story! Good for you Vicky. May you and your new job be very happy together for a long time to come!

  4. February 29th, 2012 at 20:01 | #4

    we are thrilled to have you!

  5. March 1st, 2012 at 14:40 | #5

    That is a great, inspiring story!

    I was let go from my contract on Tuesday, for too much focus on social media! Oh well – we know where my authentic talent and passions lie. I will be keeping this in mind ~ please send me any media sales/social media community management positions you know of.

  6. March 6th, 2012 at 08:41 | #6

    What a story! Sad beginning, happy ending! I’m glad it worked out!!

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