Skip to Main Content
by SixFigureStart | March 18, 2009


As the resident "Social Media Guy" here at PinkSlipped, I try to make it my responsibility to sort through the nonsense and find the real, tangible ways to use social media to your job search advantage. There's definitely a lot of bunk out there, but CAREEREALISM is anything but just another recession fad job search blog.

Led by J.T. O'Donnell, the CAREEREALISM team have tapped into the power of Twitter and launched an overnight sensation called the Twitter Advice Project, or T.A.P. Into CAREEREALISM. CAREEREALISM was already using the micro-blogging site to dispense career news and perspective with links to their content. Logically, they reached out to other career experts on Twitter and asked if they would share their advice with CAREEREALISM's followers. Those others agreed, and T.A.P. was born.

Now, Twitter users who follow CAREEREALISM can submit their questions and have them answered by an esteemed panel of career experts. CAREEREALISM posts 3 questions each day in the morning, afternoon and evening, lists them on with instructions for newcomers on how to access the answers, and assigns a tag to each question so that Twitter followers can easily search for all the answers from the various experts.

This service is incredible mainly because of its accessibility. Because Twitter is an open forum, anyone, anywhere can access this knowledgeable roster of careerists and their expert advice. In CAREEREALISM's own words, the success of the project's launch makes it the #1 career advice tool on Twitter. If you want to tap into this invaluable resource and see for yourself what the hype is about, get started here or here, or check out O'Donnell's introductory video to the project below. You can read about the collection of experts who are tweeting advice for T.A.P. and find instructions on how to join in and get your questions answered.

--Posted by Steven Schiff, Vault News & Commentary