You may or may not have heard about #hirefriday.
If I’m not mistaken, #hirefirday was started by Margo Rose with the intention of focusing on job seekers rather than job postings. Here’s the guidelines for hirefriday as written by Margo Rose.
So if all goes well with HireFriday, job seekers will post information about themselves and the type of position they are looking for. This is excellent for job seekers who are in the position to publicly broadcast their job search intentions.
The flip side of this is that I think we need something official for people posting jobs. While #hirefriday has caught on like wildfire amongst job seekers there has been no hashtag to rise to prominance for employers posting jobs. Most use #jobs.
By using #jobfriday we can capitalize off of the immense popularity of #hirefriday without infringing on it by posting jobs, since that’s not the point of #hirefriday. It also has fridays be all about jobs.
So here’s what I propose…
The birth of #jobfriday
Do you have a job to post? Well have we got hashtag for you?!
Post your job using the guidelines listed below. If you see a #jobfriday post in your twitter stream, RT it. We need these postings to spread in order to help more people get back to work and doing something they love.
Post with the following information (in this order):
- Job Title
- Company (if you want)
- Job Location w/hashtag
- a link- this should lead to a posting with job description on a website, or an email address or any other way of applying
- additional hashtags
For example: “Director of Marketing – Acme Marketing – #Philadelphia – http://bit.ly/LiNk – #jobfriday #marketing”
I implore you to stick to this format. If everyone uses this format, it will be much easier to discern what postings are real and which ones are auto-posted or spam. It is also simple, conveying only the necessary information.
- Post links to job boards.
Do a twitter search for #jobfriday and start job hunting. Try [#jobfriday marketing] for marketing jobs or [#jobfriday attorney] for law positions. You can even do an Advanced Twitter search and take it even further. Go get ‘em!