I’ve resisted Twitter so far, but in the interests of investigating all avenues of using technology to help your career, I’ve succumbed at last – ManPGCareers is now tweeting, no doubt sporadically, and a little forlornly into the Twitterverse, but at least it’s there now.
“Instant response” and “short and pithy” aren’t my natural default settings (you’ve seen the length of some of my blog posts) but I wasn’t convinced about blogging until I got started, and look where that led (5 careers blogs, over 40,000 hits on this blog in less than 2 years, hundreds more subscribers by RSS and e-mail) so it’s worth a punt.
The immediate prompt was a session I’m running at Pathways next week, with Alex Hardman who is an ardent twitterer (twit? – haven’t got with the jargon yet), on using technology for careers. Twitter is only one part of the session, and I’m not convinced yet of its value, but I’m open to persuasion. We’ll also cover more basic stuff like using smart starting points for job searches, using feeds, and professional networking sites like LinkedIn.
I’m also looking into setting up a Pathways twitter account (anyone want to tweet the conference?), but more on that if it happens.