Finding your next job on Twitter by Deb Frey
DaVinciDeb: Twenty years ago your options for finding a job were these: pound the pavement, mail a resume or search the classified ads. In the mid-1990s, change first arrived in the form of Monster.com, created by Jeff Taylor, and later with Craig’s List, created by Craig Newmark. Many employers instantly became victims of their own success. They quit posting job listings on these services because the response becomes overwhelming – in terms of bandwidth and managing piles of resumes.
With the unemployment predicted to exceed 7.5 percent for January and rise to 8.9 percent by August, the nation faces a challenge unseen since the 1980s. According to Forbes, January layoffs will climb to 162,962 at 500 of the largest publicly held U.S. companies.