People should be aware of this grassroots movement to help people get back to work, one person at a time. This is the aim of JobAngels.org founder Mark Stelzner.

Seems like we have a common goal. Very true. Within my network I have founder and CIO Mark Cummuta as a trusted connection. There are 2 good reasons for this: firstly we share a focus (IT leadership), and secondly we use Twitter. Now I know that I have uttered a naughty word in the eyes of many members, but I believe that you need to be active on key social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in order to build your network, and find your next role. To me this is an important ally to have.

So how do you use JobAngels? They have groups on both LinkedIn and Facebook that you can join. But more importantly is their activity based on Twitter (that dirty word again).

Twitter uses hash-tags to aid searching, a word prefixed by a #. JobAngels have a hashtag #JobAngels. The aim is twofold tell people about jobs available and tell people about candidates available. Search for JobAngels and you will find many jobs on the web, I cannot guarantee they fit you, but you never know.

Here is the other thing you can do send out some information about yourself and what you are looking for. Now you only have 140 characters, so you do have to be brief.

Here is one that I sent out:
IT Exec seeking new role as CIO/VP IT - Corporate Solutions; BI; Social Media. Focused on improving business results. #JobAngels Canada

There we are and 5 characters to spare. The JobAngels movement will re-send this information out to their connections. I have been asked on three occasion for resumes having sent this message. I now re-send this message every couple of weeks to keep it at the forefront of peoples minds.

If you use Twitter correctly you should already be connected to business thinkers in your industry – I am and many of them read my blog when I post new material.

Reference Material:
Article about Job Angels: http://remarkableparents.com/series/twitter-for-a-social-cause/
LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1789016
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47105839914

Courtesy of: Peter B. Giblett
website: http://www.cio-perspectives.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pgiblett