As the unemployment rate continues to rise, even Twitter has gotten involved in searching for jobs. An American Jobs Conference will be held via Twitter on Tuesday with the goal of explaining ways social networking can benefit job seekers, according to The Sacramento Bee. Unemployment can cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. Yoga meditation techniques and yoga streching excercise may help with the stress of unemployment.
Kat Garcia, spokeswoman for TweetMyJobs, told that newspaper that she hopes the conference will create an open dialogue about employment and give job seekers the opportunity to talk with experts in all sectors of the job market. Garcia stated her belief that social media sites are useful because they allow direct connection with potential employers, which gives prospects the opportunity prove that they are right for the job, according to the media outlet.
The conference will be a daylong online conversation with the hashtag #jobs4US. Job seekers can participate through their personal Twitter accounts or online at conference.tweetmyjobs.com. The newspaper reports that there will be a tweet panel who will be answering pre-selected questions, as well as live tweet questions from participants.
Twitter isn’t the only website assisting the unemployed. A site created by David Kutcher helps job seekers find Requests for Proposals (RFP) online much quicker and cheaper than in the past. The website, www.RFPdb.com, is a database of RFPs that uses a crowd-sourcing model, which has helped to attract a growing membership.
The site permits members to pay $2 to view proposals. Alternatively, they can upload RFPs and earn credits that can be redeemed for access to other proposals. Each month the members of the website post a combined average of $5 billion in projects. The RFP database has recently reached 100,000 members.