I’ve ocassionally read posts about people landing jobs through social media channels and spaces like LinkedIn are a great place to seek out potential candidates. This happened to me recently and now having first hand knowledge of this I can see why this approach significantly increases one’s chances of getting an interview.
Recently I got an email from an intern applicant specifically attentioned to me which I was quite surprised at. The effort put into his resume warranted a reply and I was also curious to know how he knew how to email me given that I had just joined my current company 10 days ago.
He said he had seen my tweets, checked out my blog then LinkedIn profile to see if it was up-to-date. Finding that it was and reading things in my blog he liked he guessed what my email address might be from my company’s website and sent off an email hoping it would reach me.
Needless to say my colleagues and I were surprised and rather delighted with his tenacity. More so for me as a digital specialist as it proofs that what we do in digital spaces can connect people in meaningful ways. Information and people are often already here and finding what is useful is sometimes about connecting the dots or the digital footprints of people.
So how did the interview turn out and is there a fairy-net-tale ending to this incident?
Stay tuned to find out.