How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job

“I am not a geek”…recently posted this and I had to share it:

How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job

Filed under: geek – Tags: , , – Hutch Carpenter @ 12:45 pm oops

Photo credit: Victoria-Ann

I saw this exchange on Twitter, which is a painful lesson in how NOT to use Twitter in this tough economy.

A lucky job applicant tweeted the following:

Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco. To which he responded:

Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

Ouch! The person who dissed the Cisco offer quickly took their Twitter account private. But Twitter search retained the record.

Remember a couple months ago when the PR guy’s tweet about Memphis came back to bite him? This is another example of the need to be careful with what you post on Twitter, and social media in general.

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One response to “How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job

  1. Anonymous Twit

    Aside from learning to have a good attitude in a mundane life… I am smart enough to use an alias whenever I post on blogs and social networking sites. My real facebook/twiter/plurk account get the sterilized me… My raw real me stays anonymous… Yes, even the email address I used for this reply is an alias…

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