How David Murray found a new job via Twitter

The new rules of finding a job online.

The David Murray featured in this article is not Ragan’s longtime writer who shares the same name—ed.

I recently blogged about how those looking for a new opportunity need to think not just like the seller of a product (that’s what a resume does) but also think like a publisher of interesting information that companies that may want to hire you will find and be eager to consume.

It seems like every article I’ve read about job search focuses on traditional ways to find a job: write a great resume and network like crazy. While I’m not suggesting that those looking for work should abandon these efforts, there are many really interesting ways to use social media to conduct a job search.

I was particularly excited that David Murray commented on my post, saying that he found his new job via Twitter. Murray agreed to share his story here.

Murray says that after being laid off, he immediately did the traditional thing, completing his resume and calling people. But he realized that he would have to change gears and pay attention to blogs, social networks, and online communities.

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