As you may already know, I am currently unemployed after having been laid off. Perhaps you’ve seen some of my creative efforts to market myself or read about my current role as a professional networker.
Anyone who has been unemployed and on the job hunt can attest to the fact that it can be a difficult and frustrating process. It is not always easy to stay motivated and energized while also maintaining a measured, even-keeled approach to the job search. However, as I’ve noted before in this space, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how often new contacts established through social media and networking efforts have demonstrated an interest in my search and a willingness to help. This has led to an increasingly broadened network and many interesting meetings and conversations, but unfortunately very few tangible job opportunities.
It is not my nature to be self-promotional and shout from the rooftops about my skills and accomplishments. However, to compete in this marketplace, you must be direct and assertive. To that end, I have created a “Hire Dave Cutler” page to promote myself and aggregate information relevant to my candidacy for job opportunities.
I’ve been lucky enough to have colleagues, former teachers, new social media connections and others share the page, a few examples of which can be found below.
Hire @cutlerdave in Boston. Great guy – http://goo.gl/CrjHJ
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) July 14, 2011
Looking for someone who gets Social Media? then "Hire Dave Cutler" http://bit.ly/nRcVu0 @CutlerDave
— Bryan Srabian (@srabe) July 14, 2011
Looking at hiring some social media marketing help? Take a look at Dave Cutler: http://t.co/SFv8tkB
— Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer) July 15, 2011
I’d be grateful if you’d pay a visit to the page and share it with others (if you’re so inclined). As always, feedback and advice is welcome. What other creative job search methods have you seen? Please share.