TweetMyJobs was created and formed in 2009 during the worst economic downfall since the depression. Gary and Lauriana Zukowski leveraged Twitter to help job seekers get the competitive advantage quicker than the job board that were on the market. Steve Levy is an industry leader and mentor in the career recruiting space, who stated the obvious in our conversation, “job seekers, follow-up so you won’t fall behind in your job search.”
- The company was started in 2009, and Gary shares the story of how he and Lauriana started the company in the middle of the Great Recession
- Since Twitter is considered a public domain, and more searchable than most of the other social media platforms, was easiest to build job channels to serve job seekers
- We discussed how the acquisition of TweetMyJobs by the CareerArc Group brought access to other resources such as internships.com and brilliant technology personnel and eventually opened the door to power jobs to cities as a platform like Atlanta, Newark, and Houston.
- Steve says that it is not good business if you do not follow-up shortly after an interview with the recruiter
- We also discuss that the lack of follow-up says something about the job seeker’s confidence
- Picking the phone and not waiting is as much a part of networking and the other components of the job search