Here is a short interview with Levi Kennedy, who found a job online by researching his local market and using Twitter to network. Remember that it took him a lunch to end up getting hired. Always be ready to meet in real life. It works for Facebook too. ;) D. Who are you and what do you do?
L. My name is Levi Kennedy, and I'm a software engineer. I currently work at a healthcare startup in Nashville.
D. You got your job from connecting on Twitter. How did this happen? What's the story?
L. I was in the market for a new job late September of 2010. I remembered that a local startup, Carl Says, had written their app in ruby, and so I DMed one of the co-founders, Matt Mueller, on Twitter to see if they were hiring. They weren't, but a few of them worked at another startup that was. I scheduled a lunch with Matt, and the rest is history!
D. What are your thoughts on developing online relationships and then meeting in real life?
L. I'm all for it. I've been making friends online since the 90s and have met up with a lot of them.
D. Thanks Levi. Where can people find you online?
How about you?
Have you used Twitter to find a job, or Facebook to find your soul mate?