Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Think Before You Tweet

Sarah Perez, a local Tampa blogger who writes tech stuff for ReadWriteWeb tweeted a link to this post titled How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job from the blog I'm Not Actually a Geek.

HR peeps, you may want to pay attention.

Jobseekers, you may want to remember that some companies do know how to access the interwebs!

I saw this exchange on Twitter, which is a painful lesson in how NOT to use
Twitter in this tough economy.

A lucky job applicant tweeted the following:

"Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a
fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the

This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner
advocate for Cisco. To which he responded:

Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that
you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

Ouch! The person who dissed the Cisco offer quickly took their Twitter
account private. But Twitter search retained the record.

Remember a couple months ago when the PR guy’s tweet about Memphis came back to
bite him
? This is another example of the need to be careful with what you
post on Twitter, and social media in general.

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