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August 21, 2013 - Posted in #wjchat archives , Web Journalism Posted by:

1:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Hey everyone – thanks for inviting me to join. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@acnatta I got a little excited haha! #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Yay, it’s my favorite time of the week on Twitter, @wjchat! This week we talk to @ThisIsLars, @NPR Head of Recruiting & Innovation. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Following @WJChat yet? Check out their #WJChat tonight on recruiting and job searches.

NPC Freelance
@NPCFreelance


1:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Let’s get going! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions & share your knowledge! #DontJustBeALurker #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars Hey everyone – thanks for inviting me to join. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
AND CATS RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 181th episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for web journalists. #wjchat

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


1:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with @wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Lindsay Hood Content Editor XETV Hi! #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Hello #wjchat-ers! Andre Natta, web publisher, freelance journo, & tight-rope walker. How’s it going tonight?

Andr Natta
@acnatta


1:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Been quite a while since I stopped by #wjchat. Long time no tweet! ;) Hello all!

Josh Frigerio
@JoshFrigerio


1:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Kamil Zawadzki, multimedia journalist at southwest Kansas daily newspaper. Looking forward to tonight’s #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LIGHTNING ROUND! Tonight we’ll start our chat with Qs *just* for our #wjchat host: @Thisislars Ready?

wjchat
@wjchat


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: RT @ThisIsLars Hey everyone – thanks for inviting me to join. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Josh – Web Producer for the ABC-affiliate in Phoenix. #wjchat

Josh Frigerio
@JoshFrigerio


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: This evening we’re talking with our host Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars) @NPR Head of Recruiting & Innovation. #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
NEVAH! SPAM ALL THE FEEDS! http://t.co/M5pOl7duI9 RT @wjchat: PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with @wjchat

Digital First cat
@DFNewsCat


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Hey #wjchat! Naudia Jawad, web person with the @memphisnews here. Lamb Chop and I are ready to roll. http://t.co/h5T4j7NKMS

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


1:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Ankur here, digital for @chicagosmayor + not-yet-failed novelist. #wjchat

Ankur
@ankurthakkar


1:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR1: What brought you to @NPR? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Checking in to #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Hi hi, #wjchat-ters and @ThisIsLars! This is Julia from @cironline.

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Bailey McGowan @kens5 Digital Content Producer. I made a storify of #horizontalloyalty #wjchat

Bailey McGowan
@baileylmcgowan


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
I joined about 2.5 years ago as part of a broader HR rebuilding effort at @NPR. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Roberto Rael, copy editor and writer for a nursing education company, US Navy vet, first time on #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: LIGHTNING ROUND! Tonight we’ll start our chat with Qs *just* for our #wjchat host: @Thisislars Ready?

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: NEVAH! SPAM ALL THE FEEDS! http://t.co/M5pOl7duI9 RT @wjchat: PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
I was really drawn to the challenge of that, and the opp to completely rebuild a recruiting function at an org I admired. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Love NPR and @ThisIsLars Have to join this #wjchat from work– staff reporter for Cam Acorn Newspaper

Stephanie Guzman
@stephrguzman


1:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Nina Sandlin, geek girl at American Medical News for 7 more days, looking for recruiters #wjchat

Nina Sandlin
@nsandlin


1:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR2: Tell us in 140 characters: What is your job hunting strategy? http://t.co/iUwBfUbiEG #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Most of my HR/Recruiting exp was in startups, tech, entertainment, online – so the opp to work in a media org, esp NPR, closed me. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Hi! I’m Mike Roe, Web producer for L.A. NPR affiliate KPCC and unrepentant snark factory. #wjchat

Mike Roe
@MikeRoe


1:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Hahaha, what’s up Erik?? RT @erikreyna @wjchat #wjchat #JCVD @ThisIsLars

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR2: Network, be generous, be ready to listen, be sure you’re ‘visible’ online, know what people will find when they Google you. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:10 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR3: How does someone get into @NPR? #wjchat LS: http://t.co/ZSFsgC4Mwl & http://t.co/jF14oW8iAi

wjchat
@wjchat


1:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: LR2: Tell us in 140 characters: What is your job hunting strategy? http://t.co/iUwBfUbiEG #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Generous? That’s interesting. In what ways exactly? #wjchat

Stephanie Yamkovenko
@S_Yamkovenko


1:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: LR3: How does someone get into @NPR? #wjchat LS: http://t.co/ZSFsgC4Mwl & http://t.co/jF14oW8iAi

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @loolindsayhoo RT @wjchat: LR3: How does someone get into @NPR? #wjchat LS: http://t.co/F3AvN8LMFe & http://t.co/Kt4IiwUFOK

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
The ? every1 wants to know RT @wjchat: LR3: How does someone get into @NPR? #wjchat LS: http://t.co/3vyTYN9AcR & http://t.co/J9MRqBtNGj

Stephanie Guzman
@stephrguzman


1:13 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@S_Yamkovenko if you’re open to helping others, that comes back around. You never know when someone you helped can return the favor. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:13 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars @S_Yamkovenko if you’re open to helping others, that comes back around. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR3: http://t.co/sA6us9HDMU is a good start. Networking is really cool. Be open to getting into #PubMedia through a member station. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR4:What does @NPR usually look for in talent? http://t.co/83QffRelPA #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
+1 MT @thisislars: “… know what people will find when they Google you.” #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: This evening we’re talking with our host Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars) @NPR Head of Recruiting & Innovation. #wjchat

William Cannon
@NewsCannon


1:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR4: I think @mthomps said it best in this @poynter article: http://t.co/I8gtqxIbh7 #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: This evening we’re talking with our host Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars) @NPR Head of Recruiting & Innovation. #wjchat

Polargreenllc
@polargreenllc


1:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars LR4: I think @mthomps said it best in this @poynter article: http://t.co/lfmXBIdN8h #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars LR4: I think @mthomps said it best in this @poynter article: http://t.co/SOBKOrvPX5 #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR4: We look for people who believe in our mission of creating a more informed public. That has to mean something to candidates. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat How to get into NPR? MT @thisislars: http://t.co/msYAc6Gj3e good start. Networking. Get into #PubMedia thru member station #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Oh goodness, I’m late! Hellooooo @ThisisLars! #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR4: Other than that: smart, curious, flexible, adaptable – those tend to be common traits in people who thrive at @NPR. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars LR4: We look for people who believe in our mission. That has to mean something to candidates. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars how has @npr been able to position itself effectively in digital? (Besides @mthomps of course) #wjchat

Ankur
@ankurthakkar


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @juliachanb: +1 MT @thisislars: “… know what people will find when they Google you.” #wjchat

Andrew Nelson
@AndrewC_Nelson


1:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui Howdy Kim! #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui @ThisIsLars I think #wjchat started early tonight?

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
What does @NPR look for in talent? MT @thisislars: I think @mthomps said it best in this @poynter article: http://t.co/wUCCUsNtu9 #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: LR4: I think @mthomps said it best in this @poynter article: http://t.co/I8gtqxIbh7 #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat what up #wjchat ppl? I work on DocumentCloud & listen to a lot of public radio.

Ted Han
@knowtheory


1:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ankurthakkar I think we were early to embrace digital, and really make that a focus of ours. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars @ankurthakkar I think we were early to embrace digital, and really make that a focus of ours. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@GenePark Earlier than 5 pm PST? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars @NPR Hi there – apologies for joining #wjchat late – I’m Connie, writer from LA in NYC – not used to time change yet

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars @ankurthakkar I think we were early to embrace digital, and really make that a focus of ours. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: This evening we’re talking with our host Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars) @NPR Head of Recruiting & Innovation. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Bio: @ThisIsLars heads recruiting at @NPR. Former VPHR @Ticketmaster. He’s also a blogger/speaker http://t.co/ErrozCnmXm.#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR5: What is the mistake you cringe at, but people always do?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: RT @ThisIsLars @ankurthakkar I think we were early to embrace digital, and really make that a focus of ours. #wjchat

Bailey McGowan
@baileylmcgowan


1:21 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Joe here from @RCJournal, checking in on #wjchat. Often enterprise reporter, tonight covering the circus beat.

Joseph O’Sullivan
@jaosullivanx


1:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR5: Immediately ask for something with an networking invite. It’s better to build up to asks when networking. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: LR5: What is the mistake you cringe at, but people always do?#wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui Welcome to the party. #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


1:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars “Hi Nice to meet you, can you introduce me to Ira Glass?”
#wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:23 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: LR5: Immediately ask for something with an networking invite. It’s better to build up to asks when networking. #wjchat

Bailey McGowan
@baileylmcgowan


1:23 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Define “build up” #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
LR5: Also, being oblivious to your timeline. People are going to be checking you out. Know, and be cool with, what they’ll find. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo You can establish a rapport with someone online before going for ‘the ask’. RT them, mention them, etc. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars LR5: Also, being oblivious to your timeline. People are checking you out. Be cool with, what they’ll find. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Yep RT @kimbui @ThisIsLars “Hi Nice to meet you, can you introduce me to Ira Glass?”
#wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: LR5: What is the mistake you cringe at, but people always do?#wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars @loolindsayhoo You can establish a rapport with someone online before ‘the ask’. RT them, mention them, etc. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Cringeworthy mistakes? MT @thisislars: Immediately ask for something w networking invite. Better to build up to asks when networking #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:27 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars I’m not convinced true “rapport” exists on line. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:27 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Now for the open round! These are mostly directed @ThisisLars, but chime in w/ your own tips. Esp. if they’re from your co. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb It’s SM level rapport, perhaps ‘familiarity’ would fit better in this context. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars @znmeb It’s SM level rapport, perhaps ‘familiarity’ would fit better in this context. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


1:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Well, OK – but the goal still has to be face-to-face meetings with decision makers #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A1. Ah, the ‘black hole’. Ultimately most orgs require you to apply online (we do). You can help you chances with a referral. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @znmeb If I’ve talked to someone for years on SM, then it whittles down the time ot BFF once we meet in person. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Watching @WestportLL and lurking (hey, I’m learning stuff!) on @wjchat #wjchat #ctll #llws

CTGirlAboutTown
@CTGirlAboutTown


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb Not in the context of the point, which was about networking requests. That can be meeting anyone. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Tailoring cover letter and attaching a website. Also, really do your research and find a connection if you have one. #wjchat

Bailey McGowan
@baileylmcgowan


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars A referral in the application? Or have a friend/contact hand you my resume in person? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A1) make contact with real people in interesting orgs? Professional orgs like @IRE_NICAR help w/ that #justsaying :) #wjchat

Ted Han
@knowtheory


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui Days, weeks maybe – months and you don’t have a relationship, just an online connection #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars A1. Ah, the ‘black hole’. most orgs require you to apply online (we do). You can help chances w/ a referral. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui: @ThisIsLars A referral in the application? Or have a friend/contact hand you my resume in person? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb I don’t know. I talk to the rest of the wjchat crew weekly. We’re family and many of us have not met. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui: @znmeb I don’t know. I talk to the rest of the wjchat crew weekly. We’re family and many of us have not met. #wjchat

Stephanie Guzman
@stephrguzman


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui @ThisIsLars A referral in the application? Or have a friend/contact hand you my resume in person? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A1: Some orgs have 1,000’s of apps for one job. They might use keyword parsing systems to narrow the pool. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars A1: Some orgs have 1,000’s of apps for one job. They might use keyword parsing systems to narrow the pool. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Inquiring minds want to know. RT @wjchat Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


1:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A1: Personally, I think keyword matching software is bs. We don’t use it, but I understand why some orgs w/higher volume do. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Make the online app a formality by building a strong personal connection within the org before applying. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q1:How do I get past the ‘black hole’ of online applications?#wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz @wjchat Make the online app a formality by building a strong personal connection within the org before applying. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb @kimbui the connection can become a friendship if you let it. The level of the connection depends on what you’re seeking #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars A1: Personally, keyword matching software is bs. We don’t use it, but I understand why some do. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q2:How do you make your way through 100’s of resumes to find your top candidates?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:33 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q2:How do you make your way through 100’s of resumes to find your top candidates?#wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


1:33 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q2:How do you make your way through 100’s of resumes to find your top candidates?#wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:34 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A2: We have a human (sorry, robots) member of the hiring team review every app to narrow to those we interview. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:34 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Make the online app a formality by building a strong personal connection within the org before applying. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:34 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q2:How do you make your way through 100’s of resumes to find your top candidates?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:34 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars They use it because the software salesman closed the sale. ;-) #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars A2: We have a human (sorry, robots) member of the team review every app to narrow to those we interview. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A2: Some orgs use parsing software. Others use ‘knock out’ questions – yes/no questions tied to minimum qualifications for the job. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A2: We have a human (sorry, robots) member of the hiring team review every app to narrow to those we interview. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Job hunters always get advice to pick up the phone & follow up. But what if the post says “not accepting phone calls”? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
(REMINDER: It’s not too late to send us your Qs! Please direct to @wjchat) #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:36 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Make the online app a formality by building a strong personal connection within the org before applying. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:36 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A2: We have a human (sorry, robots) member of the hiring team review every app to narrow to those we interview. #wjchat

Elin Silveous
@ElinSilveous


1:36 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat If they add to the JD, they probably won’t. Better to back channel through a networking contact if poss. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:36 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat I’ve always liked the quote from github’s @holman: We’ve already seen your work. http://t.co/Yp9yWBfuNv #wjchat

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor @wjchat I’ve always liked the quote from github’s @holman: We’ve already seen your work. http://t.co/Ut6b7zxmkg #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: (REMINDER: It’s not too late to send us your Qs! Please direct to @wjchat) #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Personal refs are great if they’re real. Have found out later on that “friend” of friend did not in fact exist. #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor @wjchat I’ve always liked the quote from github’s @holman: We’ve already seen your work. http://t.co/gE9scYEn3s #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@yurivictor Great quote, and very true. That’s why it’s so important to know what you have out there on the interwebs. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars @ShaunaReporter @wjchat If they add to the JD, they probably won’t. Better to back channel thru a contact. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:37 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@Kantrowitz @wjchat Before applying? But in the meantime, tons of applications will go in before yours. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Better late than never. Sitting with summer 2002 @npr intern Jaynie Parrish at the #eij13 conference #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @ThisIsLars @wjchat Yeah -> Twitter, conferences, meetups, cold emails, linkedin. So many ways to meet folks today. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @Kantrowitz @wjchat Do both. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat Yeah, before applying. Meet first, apply second. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter @Kantrowitz @wjchat Do both. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:38 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@juliachanb Whaaaa? Who would do that? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @Kantrowitz @ThisIsLars Yeah -> Twitter, conferences, meetups, cold emails, linkedin. So many ways to meet folks today. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz @ThisIsLars Yeah -> Twitter, conferences, meetups, cold emails, linkedin. So many ways to meet folks today. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Ha, listen to @thisislars. He knows best. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat If you come across a job post, and you see it’s been up for two weeks, should you even bother? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @ShaunaReporter @wjchat Yeah, before applying. Meet first, apply second. #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
jobhunting: RT @yurivictor I’ve always liked the quote from github’s @holman: We’ve already seen your work. http://t.co/xvFwjssELi #wjchat

Nina Sandlin
@nsandlin


1:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat BTW: @ThisIsLars is awesome and if you have a chance to work @NPR, you should. #wjchat.

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Do you know anyone inside? RT @wjchat: Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A3. Do some research and try to connect online with people from teams you’re interested in, in orgs you’re interested in. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter @wjchat If you come across a job post, and you see it’s been up for two weeks, should you even bother? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui Ppl who want to seem impressive? They say they’ll put a good word in, but no one at the org actually knows them! #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
I did not pay for this tweet RT @yurivictor @wjchat BTW: @ThisIsLars is awesome and if u have a chance to work @NPR, you should. #wjchat.

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Honestly, lately if it has been up for more than 3 days, I don’t bother. Mistake? #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Some jobs posts have deadlines. Does that mean recruiters JUST start looking at potential candidates after the deadline? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat jumping out for the night. #wjchat

Bailey McGowan
@baileylmcgowan


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@juliachanb Jesus. That’s dangerous. I never refer anyone I wouldn’t hire myself if I could. Referrals = reputation. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Hi @wjchat! Popping in quick bc I’m editing on deadline- a reminder that @homicidewatch is hiring. Details: http://t.co/Z49kwd5tzP #wjchat

Laura (Norton) Amico
@LauraNorton


1:41 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo @ShaunaReporter The job? If it’s posted, apply. Orgs will take them down when they have a strong enough pool. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo O_O Three days!!!!!???????????? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat I’ve heard social media is a great tool for getting yourself on a company’s radar like connecting on LinkedIn or RTing links #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Getting some great advice from @ThisIsLars while lurking on @wjchat #wjchat

CTGirlAboutTown
@CTGirlAboutTown


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Indeed RT @kimbui @juliachanb Jesus. That’s dangerous. I never refer anyone I wouldn’t hire myself if I could. Referrals=reputation. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@juliachanb @kimbui That’s happened to me too. Got my hopes up only to find my connection had little say in the matter. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat I would apply even after 2 weeks… As long as the post is up, the window is open. Why not try to step in? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @loolindsayhoo If a job hasn’t been filled, it’s because they were waiting on someone as awesome as you. #wjchat

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Agreed MT @kimbui: I never refer anyone I wouldn’t hire myself if I could. Referrals = reputation. #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:42 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Spent the last three days talking jobs and careers here in SoCal. Good solid advice being dispensed here. #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Here’s one good way to get on a company’s radar: http://t.co/shoFHtwoQQ #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
jobhunting: RT @yurivictor If a job hasn’t been filled, it’s because they were waiting on someone as awesome as you. #wjchat

Nina Sandlin
@nsandlin


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@GenePark And you never trusted said person’s referrals ever again, yeah? Cuz I wouldn’t. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A3. See if they have hiring events, make a point to meet emps at conferences, online, etc. W/twitter, you can access many of them. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q4: I was a great fit for the job, why didn’t I get it?#wjchat http://t.co/uwise8jON4

wjchat
@wjchat


1:43 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui @juliachanb People who lie on resumes. I’ve been advised to do so with mine. #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Noted. RT @SenorRael: @kimbui @juliachanb People who lie on resumes. I’ve been advised to do so with mine. #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui @GenePark Exactly, that connection’s legitimacy was immediately shot for me. #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter I just feel like everyone & their cat is looking for a job. I will give it more time now #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A3: Twitter is awesome. Follow, retweet, engage. #wjchat

CTGirlAboutTown
@CTGirlAboutTown


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Tried this, works only if the contact person checks their online outlets-perhaps better to stick with e-mail or phone? #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui Nope. It was typical Los Angeles-style bluster. I’ve become more cautious/wary of big talk. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo @ShaunaReporter Did you just summon the cat bot??? #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat When I didn’t get the job, I never asked why. So many variables. Onto the next awesome job! #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
.@wjchat Have a different approach, make yourself stand out in day-to-day traffic that’s on-topic so they’ll recognize your name #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
On the upside, following along with tonight’s #wjchat has made me feel better about my current job search. So thanks!

Meghin Moore
@meghin_


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @CTGirlAboutTown: @wjchat A3: Twitter is awesome. Follow, retweet, engage. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@BeccaRoman It depends on the person, but you can usually gauge how active they are online by their volume. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @meghin_ On the upside, following along with tonight’s #wjchat has made me feel better about my current job search. So thanks!

wjchat
@wjchat


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat What If you copy and paste resume text into an online application? Is there a minimum length? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:45 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: RT @meghin_ On the upside, following along with tonight’s #wjchat has made me feel better about my current job search. So thank

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: RT @meghin_ On the upside, following along with tonight’s #wjchat has made me feel better about my current job search. So thank

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@meghin_ It took my a year to find my current job but it was worth it #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@yurivictor @loolindsayhoo Or HR hasn’t gotten around to taking it down…. lol.. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Minimum length? Not that I’ve ever seen. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Oh goodness, I hate the ones that make you do that. All my pretty formatting… :'( #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: NEVAH! SPAM ALL THE FEEDS! http://t.co/M5pOl7duI9 RT @wjchat: PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:46 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@SenorRael You’ve been advised to lie? The one doing the advising might want to check him/herself b4 they wreck him/herself #wjchat

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: @ShaunaReporter Oh goodness, I hate the ones that make you do that. All my pretty formatting… :'( #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @DFNewsCat: NEVAH! SPAM ALL THE FEEDS! http://t.co/M5pOl7duI9 RT @wjchat: PROTIP: Spare non- #wjchat people by starting your reply with

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat For people who are passionate about journalism, you’ve never had a better opportunity to get a job you will enjoy. #wjchat

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael Really? Wow. Did you stick with one specific location or did you look all over? #wjchat

Meghin Moore
@meghin_


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MRT @yurivictor For people passionate about journalism, you’ve never had a better opportunity to get a job you will enjoy. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:47 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo @ShaunaReporter I would never rule an opp out just after 3 days… Now, 3 MONTHS, on the other hand, probably duds… #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:48 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:48 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@juliachanb Yup, but I don’t so I can avoid that awkward deer-caught-in-the-headlight moment. #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


1:48 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @juliachanb: Agreed MT @kimbui: I never refer anyone I wouldn’t hire myself if I could. Referrals = reputation. #wjchat

Kim Fox
@kimfox


1:48 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @loolindsayhoo Usually, it’s very hard to get the right person so we keep waiting weeks for the right person. #wjchat

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:48 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Help the recruiter by deciding ahead of time your passion and direction. Apply for jobs that “fit your description.” #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @wjchat I always assumed that was the window of opportunity to be considered by rec.& after you’re cut off. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @loolindsayhoo: @ShaunaReporter I just feel like everyone & their cat is looking for a job. I will give it more time now #wjchat

Melanie Gonzalez
@miss_melanieg


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat If you don’t get the job but think they liked you, stay in touch. Someone may leave or hire doesn’t work out! #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @loolindsayhoo I’ve seen some up for 3…. I just kept scrolling… #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@yurivictor @ShaunaReporter @loolindsayhoo I know @KPCC has waited months and months for the right person in some jobs. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@nextgenradio And it helps to be at least 70% qualified. The spray and pray method of applying doesn’t work. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:49 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q5: I’ve changed jobs a lot. Does it matter to you if you see that my last few were for less than two years?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:50 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@journtoolbox This is GREAT advice. Don’t close the doors you’ve worked hard to open for yourself. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


1:50 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q5: I’ve changed jobs a lot. Does it matter to you if you see that my last few were for less than two years?#wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A5: That’s really subjective. I think the days of a set expectation or tenure are fading. Many reason: economy, freelance, etc #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @nextgenradio Help the recruiter ahead of time. Apply for jobs that “fit your description.” #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: @journtoolbox This is GREAT advice. Don’t close the doors you’ve worked hard to open for yourself. #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat At what point after not hearing back again after an interview do you just give up and ‘keep in touch’ for future openings #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q5: I’ve changed jobs a lot. Does it matter to you if you see that my last few were for less than two years?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat If a post is taken down & you haven’t been contacted for an interview, does that usually mean the position has been filled? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter @kzawadzki @loolindsayhoo I’ve seen some up for 3…. I just kept scrolling… #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A5. I graduated in 2010 & was hired right out of school but couldn’t even get an interview w/ another pub until 2 years. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat I agree, @Kantrowitz. Have a sense of humor about rejections. In 80s, roomies and I wallpapered room w/ rejection letters! #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:51 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A5: It doesn’t matter as long as there was meaningful growth and results during that person’s tenure. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:52 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars A5: That’s really subjective. I think the days of a set tenure are fading: i.e. economy, freelance, etc #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:52 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Not necessarily, it may just mean they’re no longer accepting apps, and reviewing the pool. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:52 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q5: I’ve changed jobs a lot. Does it matter to you if you see that my last few were for less than two years?#wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:52 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@journtoolbox At what point do you ‘call it a day’ on the job and offer to remain in touch about future possibilities? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:52 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @GenePark: @wjchat A5: It doesn’t matter as long as there was meaningful growth and results during that person’s tenure. #wjchat

Doug Mitchell
@nextgenradio


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @GenePark: @wjchat A5: It doesn’t matter as long as there was meaningful growth and results during that person’s tenure. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A5 Didn’t we have a host a year or so ago who had spent 6 or 9 months at a gig before moving on? The stigma seems to be fading away #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Depending on the work history, it also shows agility to move from skillset to skillset, a valuable asset today #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
.@wjchat Is it ever ok to introduce a candidate to a @npr person that you only have a social media relationship with? #wjchat

This is an NPR Fan
@ThisisanNPRFan


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@journtoolbox @wjchat @Kantrowitz That’s awesome. They only send automated responses now tho and you’ll never get a call back :( #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A5: Be prepared to answer the ‘why did you leave?’ question. You’ll likely get the Q, so have your story ready. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Shoot, got to run quick #wjchat for me this round. Peas! Till next week!

Julia B. Chan
@juliachanb


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@whchat Yes! You never know when something may pop open. Keep that relationship you built with contact! @naudsie #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Don’t worry too much about rejections. Bring what you can to the table and, if it doesn’t work out, move on. #wjchat

Melanie Gonzalez
@miss_melanieg


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A5: Be prepared to answer the ‘why did you leave?’ question. You’ll likely get the Q, so have your story ready. #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
True MT @GenePark Depending on the work history, also shows agility to move from skillset to skillset, valuable asset today. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter Not necessarily, it may just mean they’re no longer accepting apps, and reviewing the pool. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
jobhunting RT @journtoolbox If you don’t get the job but think they liked you, stay in touch. Ppl may leave or hire not work out! #wjchat

Nina Sandlin
@nsandlin


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@meghin_ Absolutely! And I did my first 2.5 years at a trade pub writing about media. Small company gave me lots of experience. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @GenePark Depending on the work history, also shows agility to move from skillset to skillset, valuable asset today. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:54 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A5 Recently most people have had jobs get cut short, & if you’re a student or contractor one or two years is a given #wjchat #contex

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


1:55 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter Not necessarily, it may just mean they’re no longer accepting apps, and reviewing the pool. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


1:55 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter Not necessarily, it may just mean they’re no longer accepting apps, and reviewing the pool. #wjchat

QuiZZes
@QuizSkill


1:56 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q6: Truth: One page resumes only, or as much space as you need?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:56 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Having fun talking jobs on #wjchat! Join us!

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


1:56 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @journtoolbox Having fun talking jobs on #wjchat! Join us!

wjchat
@wjchat


1:56 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q6: Truth: One page resumes only, or as much space as you need?#wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:57 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q6: Truth: One page resumes only, or as much space as you need?#wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


1:57 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A6: False. 2 page resumes are fine. >2 may be overkill. Be sure to have a functional and findable online portfolio as well. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:57 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat throwing it out there that my org (not a news org but a great place to work) is hiring a web admin http://t.co/gpXDinusD7 #wjchat

Stephanie Yamkovenko
@S_Yamkovenko


1:57 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Yuri Victor
@yurivictor


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
—> RT @yurivictor @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@howardlee37 “@Kantrowitz: Make the online app a formality by building a strong personal connection within the org before applying. #wjchat”

Courtney Hong
@cehong


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @S_Yamkovenko @wjchat my work not a news org but a great place to work) is hiring a web admin http://t.co/MmGaFPsjSw #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor: @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor: @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q6: Truth: One page resumes only, or as much space as you need?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Why would anyone ask for a resume from someone who’s on LinkedIn? #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars —> RT @yurivictor @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


1:58 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
JOB –> MT @S_Yamkovenko @wjchat my org (not a news org but a great place to work) is hiring a web admin http://t.co/Ez90JppoIm #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:59 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @YuriVictor I’ve actually thought about changing my online resume to a list of resume-like things about me. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


1:59 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb Most orgs will still require a resume when applying. LinkedIn profiles usually aren’t as detailed as rez. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


1:59 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Resume or #GitHub account? #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


1:59 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A6. Early on I kept it to 1 page but expanded to 2 over time. summarize print resume, include LinkedIn #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat I would say one page. Unless you”re applying to write longform ;) #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@BeccaRoman Both! If you’ve got ’em #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat As long as were talking resumes, everyone should read Woody Allens amazing 1965 resume, WITH JOKES: http://t.co/E3pMfFRKiV #wjchat

Mike Roe
@MikeRoe


2:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Sure is! @miss_melanieg @wjchat @Kantrowitz #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


2:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A6: Seems like the issue of one page or not will vary by person or organization – resume personal preferences #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui RT @wjchat Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q7: What is the most important thing that no one ever does?#wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Whoa. That’s a serious question. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A7: Tell the recruiters how awesome they are. #joke #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars hi! At wbur via fellowship, things are great! Tips on how 2 turn into pt/freelance job post-sept if there r no openings? #wjchat

Brionna Jimerson
@BrionnaJay


2:02 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars A7: Tell the recruiters how awesome they are. #joke #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A7: Tell the recruiters how awesome they are. #joke #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars You’re pretty awesome, Lars. :) #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Well Lars, you sure are looking handsome tonight! #Joke #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ConnieKHo: @wjchat A6: Seems like the issue of one page or not will vary by person or organization – resume personal preferences #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A7. I’m gonna go w/ apply for jobs they think they’re unqualified for. Do it anyway. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A7 What about following up after interviews? I hear it a lot, but does it help as much as “they” say? #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:03 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
A7. In this connected world: if i hire you, I gain access to your knowledge AND the knowledge you have access to (network). #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: A7 What about following up after interviews? I hear it a lot, but does it help as much as “they” say? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Hey everyone. I’m here, quiet but watching. Good discussion tonight, as always! #wjchat

James Martin
@Jamesco


2:04 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @ThisIsLars A7. If i hire you, I gain access to your knowledge AND the knowledge you have access to (network). #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael I’ve always followed a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Solid approach RT @kimbui @TJRaphael I’ve always followed a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Networking can be hard for introverts. I actually do it every week. It’s exhausting, but necessary, and invaluable. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat catching up on #wjchat while at a hair appointment. Holla from Utah! (That sounded cooler in my head)

Natalie
@nataliewardel


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb @thisislars For records perhaps? Or to pass along to those who don’t have an account. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: MT @ThisIsLars A7. If i hire you, I gain access to your knowledge AND the knowledge you have access to (network). #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:05 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @thisislars: Solid approach RT @kimbui @TJRaphael I’ve always followed a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

Joseph O’Sullivan
@jaosullivanx


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Q8:Does LinkedIn really work? Do you take the recommendations/comments into consideration?#wjchat http://t.co/eb6cGQKFT2

wjchat
@wjchat


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @GenePark: @wjchat A5: It doesn’t matter as long as there was meaningful growth and results during that person’s tenure. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@nextgenradio hi! At @wbur via fellowship, loving it 100%.Tips on how 2 turn into pt/freelance job post-sept if there r no openings? #wjchat

Brionna Jimerson
@BrionnaJay


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael @wjchat Not bad advice. Started doing that right before I got hired at my current job. #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars: That’s helped me! #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@GenePark I agree, and it’s a lot of work. Online tools help, but still requires introverts to get out of their comfort zone. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: A7 What about following up after interviews? I hear it a lot, but does it help as much as “they” say? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Get your #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the 23rd Annual #AAJA13 Convention at the Hilton New York.

wjchat
@wjchat


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Sure it works, but it’s just a starting point. Use it to figure out the “who” and then send an email #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael *nod* If you think you’re unqualified for a job, it’s probably cos you never did it before. Either try or never do it. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat Get your #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the 23rd Annual #AAJA13 Convention at the Hilton New York.

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @naudsie It’s fine to send a follow-up after an interview, but better not to chase if you don’t hear back. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @GenePark If people don’t respond to you, at what point do you stop trying to connect with them? #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:07 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat And EIJ! I’ll be carrying mine around. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars @GenePark It’s a lot of work. Online tools help, but requires introverts to get out of their comfort zone. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat you applied to an job online. Is it okay to email someone in the newsroom (ex: news director) to make contact? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: Solid approach RT @kimbui @TJRaphael I’ve always followed a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Yes AND Get a #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the Excellence in Journalism Conf. at the Anaheim Marriott #EIJ13

wjchat
@wjchat


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: @ThisIsLars @GenePark If people don’t respond to you, at what point do you stop trying to connect with them? #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:08 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: @ThisIsLars @GenePark If people don’t respond to you, at what point do you stop trying to connect with them? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Sound advice for employment. RT @kimbui @TJRaphael I’ve always followed a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @naudsie: @ThisIsLars @GenePark If people don’t respond to you, at what point do you stop trying to connect with them? #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat LinkedIn helps my students tap into my connections to start a job search. Yeah, it works! #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat Sure it works, but it’s just a starting point. Use it to figure out the “who” and then send an email #wjchat

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Yay, I’ve been waiting to get one! MT: @wjchat Get your #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the 23rd Annual #AAJA13 Convention at the Hilton NY.

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat Yes AND Get a #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the Excellence in Journalism Conf. at the Anaheim Marriott #EIJ13

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie @GenePark It depends on your outreach – email, LinkedIn, tweet? #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @SenorRael Sound advice. RT @kimbui @TJRaphael I follow a 75% rule. If i am qualified for 75% of it, why not? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat It works if you allow people to find you w/ it. Profile keywords have helped me along further than a paper resume at times #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @kzawadzki Cool. Also, high five to companies that email applicants after the position’s filled, even if automated. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:09 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat My experience is extensive, strong 20+ yr b’castser rsum, but lack the degree, is that keeping me from getting a call? #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


2:10 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @GenePark Let’s say Twitter. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:10 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie I’d stop short of a restraining order. ;-) Seriously, you know when you’re talking and the other person isn’t listening. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:10 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @Derry_London @wjchat My exp. is extensive, strong 20+ yr rsum, but lack the degree, is that keeping me from a call? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:10 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
YES RT @naudsie @ThisIsLars Cool. Also, high five to companies that email applicants after the position’s filled, even if automated. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael The great thing about career leaps of faith is that you either land on your feet, or you end up back where you were! :) #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Hope to get a #wjchat tattoo at #eij13 this weekend. @webjournalist?

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie @ThisIsLars @GenePark @kzawadzki I tend to try to contact them twice over the course of a month and then leave it. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Q8: Linkedin is great, it’s where I look all you guys up. #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

Ren Vega
@ReneJVega


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @CTnewshound @wjchat Q8: Linkedin is great, it’s where I look all you guys up. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@journtoolbox I got one for ya, if @webjournalist doesn’t. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:11 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie @kzawadzki We take that seriously at @NPR, developed an “Applicant Exp Pledge so show int process: http://t.co/54HiMTkcR3 #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Maybe because I’m missing that #wjchat Tatt!

Derry London
@Derry_London


2:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@CTnewshound I guess I should update my profile ;-) #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
BONUS: Let’s give @ThisisLars tips! What’s the one thing you wish recruiters knew?#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@mattdelman @naudsie @ThisIsLars @GenePark That’s when i quit too. Once i got a response six months after starting discussions. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:12 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie @ThisIsLars I’m with @mattdelman. Twice is good before you figure it’s best to spend your energy elsewhere. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:13 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@naudsie @GenePark If you’re asking direct Qs w/ @ mentions? I’d say 2. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:13 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @naudsie Yes! And in a timely matter. I got a job rejection last week for a job I applied to last DECEMBER. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:13 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui @naudsie @ThisIsLars @GenePark My favorite was an 8-month silence that resulted in a rejection. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
You and me both, buddy. RT @znmeb: @CTnewshound I guess I should update my profile ;-) #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


2:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@mattdelman @ShaunaReporter Oh good! I thought I was the only one to get late rejections! #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


2:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
‘Candidate Experience’ is some we talk a lot about in HR. Most orgs suck at it, but there is much more awareness. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:14 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat I wish recruiters knew that I won’t run a gauntlet for you if you found me by a LinkedIn search. #googledoesthat #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
MT @znmeb @wjchat I wish recruiters knew that I won’t run a gauntlet for you if you found me by a LinkedIn search. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@loolindsayhoo @ShaunaReporter That one was particularly funny because I already had a job by the time they rejected me. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@znmeb Ha. Yes sometimes those who are settled just aren’t feeling it-at least you made yourself stand out some in a positive way. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
And in the age of social media, it’s really easy for orgs that don’t respect candidates to get called out. Hello, @GlassDoor. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: ‘Candidate Experience’ is some we talk a lot about in HR. Most orgs suck at it, but there is much more awareness. #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat MT @znmeb @wjchat I wish recruiters knew that I won’t run a gauntlet for you if you found me by a LinkedIn search. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:15 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat If anyone wants to add me on LinkedIn feel free ;) https://t.co/gFYXqWx2Cv #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Woo hoo! @wjchat: Yes AND get a #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the Excellence in Journalism Conf. at the Anaheim Marriott #EIJ13

Journalist’s Toolbox
@journtoolbox


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @GenePark Okay! I feel better about unfollowing a few people now. >_> #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Bonus: @ThisIsLars I wish I got real answers when I ask about company culture. Or get to talk to regular people when inteviewing. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisisLars That sometimes someone who doesn’t check all the boxes can be a star. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Advice to recruiters –> communicate more. #wjchat

Alex Kantrowitz
@Kantrowitz


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Love —> @Glassdoor Sometimes I won’t even bother applying #wjchat

Lindsay M Hood
@loolindsayhoo


2:16 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz @wjchat @ThisIsLars Advice to recruiters –> communicate more. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman @wjchat @ThisisLars That sometimes someone who doesn’t check all the boxes can be a star. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: ‘Candidate Experience’ is some we talk a lot about in HR. Most orgs suck at it, but there is much more awareness. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: ‘Candidate Experience’ is some we talk a lot about in HR. Most orgs suck at it, but there is much more awareness. #wjchat

Mike Owcarz
@MikeOwcarz


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@journtoolbox @wjchat @webjournalist Make it a QR code that redirects to the #wjchat Twitter profile :) #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Same here! RT @TJRaphael @wjchat If anyone wants to add me on LinkedIn feel free ;) https://t.co/5I1HGDaGjO #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:17 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat @ThisIsLars Advice to recruiters –> communicate more. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
THIS. RT @ShaunaReporter RT @Kantrowitz: @wjchat @ThisIsLars Advice to recruiters –> communicate more. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman @wjchat @ThisisLars That sometimes someone who doesn’t check all the boxes can be a star. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @jaosullivanx: Joe here from @RCJournal, checking in on #wjchat. Often enterprise reporter, tonight covering the circus beat.

Kyle G. Horst
@KyleGHorst


2:18 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Journos dive into @muckrack, well worth it, and another digital footprint that will lead news people to you #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Derry_London: Journos dive into @muckrack, well worth it, and another digital footprint that will lead news people to you #wjchat

Muck Rack
@muckrack


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Derry_London Journos dive into @muckrack, well worth it, and another digital footprint that will lead news people to you #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
BONUS #1: How has social media changed the way organizations recruit? #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
BONUS #1: How has social media changed the way organizations recruit? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: RT @ThisIsLars A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman: I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Melanie Gonzalez
@miss_melanieg


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Meghin Moore
@meghin_


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Derry_London: Journos dive into @muckrack, well worth it, and another digital footprint that will lead news people to you #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Sometimes those who don’t already have a connection inside might be ‘the one.’ (Or just ask their references!) #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:19 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @Derry_London: Journos dive into @muckrack, well worth it, and another digital footprint that will lead news people to you #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Have a good night, #wjchat-ers!

Andr Natta
@acnatta


2:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor: @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Tim Wong
@twong911


2:20 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @mattdelman As I get older, finding a place to spend a long time with (whether human or company) gets more important. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:21 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Is it necessary for orgs to post jobs that they have no intention of filling with an external applicant? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:21 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kimbui @mattdelman Vital – life’s too short to spend it with bad humans or companies. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:21 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
They’re generating a lot more applicants, a lot faster, but perhaps muddying the waters with those of little or no qualification #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Some orgs are required to for compliance reasons, but not all. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @kimbui @mattdelman Vital – life’s too short to spend it with bad humans or companies. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter It depends on the company. Some publics might be legally required to do so. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter For some it is. I think some kidns of companies ar required to post jobs for external candidates. #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @meghin_: RT @mattdelman I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
JINX! RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter Some orgs are required to for compliance reasons, but not all. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @kimbui @mattdelman Vital – life’s too short to spend it with bad humans or companies. #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Hi #wjchat, just catching up. I love this ^ idea of finding the right big challenge for you at a place you care about.

Sara Carothers
@sLcarothers


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Time for me to duck out. Gained some new knowledge here, thank you @ThisIsLars for your time, and see you all soon. #wjchat

Mr. Rael
@SenorRael


2:22 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @ShaunaReporter Ugh that is so deceptive and frustrating. Just set up internal HR sites for those. Don’t waste our time! #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:23 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Almost allowed to do hyper-focused recruiting, if a potential app. engages with your brand online-already a contact. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:23 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter: Is it necessary for orgs to post jobs that they have no intention of filling with an external applicant? #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:23 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Social media has allowed recruiters to find “passive candidates” a lot easier. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @ShaunaReporter I agree. It’s not HR’s wish to do so. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
BTDubs: We here @KPCC are hiring for so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/ieT1EVby38 #wjchat

P. Kim Bui
@kimbui


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3: If I’m interested in company X, what’s the best way for me to get on their radar?#wjchat

Tim Wong
@twong911


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
#PubJobs RT @kimbui BTDubs: We here @KPCC are hiring for so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/GEEMbnoFem #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Great #wjchat tonight! Thanks @ThisIsLars and @wjchat.

Stephanie Yamkovenko
@S_Yamkovenko


2:24 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Good night journalists. I hope you dream of scoops & enterprise reporting. #wjchat

T.J. Raphael
@TJRaphael


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Aaaaand, in case you’re interested in @NPRjobs –> http://t.co/sA6us9HDMU. #PubJobs #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat It depends on the company. I’ve gotten cos. attention by tweeting @ the bosses. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter I think some public ally held companies are legally obligated to post jobs online. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: Aaaaand, in case you’re interested in @NPRjobs –> http://t.co/sA6us9HDMU. #PubJobs #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat A3. Have thoughtful interactions with existing employees on Twitter. #wjchat

Dave Stanton
@gotoplanb


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui: BTDubs: We here @KPCC are hiring for so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/ieT1EVby38 #wjchat

Phil Hornshaw
@PhilHornshaw


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat do recruiters look at digital footprints/ portfolios, or do they leave that up to the person responsible for hiring? #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:25 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@BeccaRoman That’s you, me, and @thisislars who’ve all responded with the same info to @shaunareporter. Must be true! #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:26 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@TJRaphael Always! #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:26 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
That’s it folks! Thanks for joining #wjchat, and special thanks to @ThisIsLars! Don’t forget to find us at #AAJA13 and #EIJ13 for tattoos!

wjchat
@wjchat


2:26 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter Typically both, but a hiring manager will usually review more thoroughly. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:27 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @ShaunaReporter Assuming that the hiring manager is interested in doing so. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:27 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
woah! @ThisisLars hosted a #wjchat how did i miss that was happening?

Alicia Cypress
@alicyp


2:27 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Good one as usual, #wjchat. Now, back to work I go.

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Every time I delve into a #wjchat, I leave feeling more empowered. Thanks @wjchat, @ThisIsLars, aloha everyone and have a happy hump day!

Gene Park
@GenePark


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @ShaunaReporter Typically both, but a hiring manager will usually review more thoroughly. #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars @wjchat If there is no contact person listed, whom do you address the cover letter to? I hate ‘To Whom It May Concern’ #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@kzawadzki @ThisIsLars @wjchat I’ve always gone with Dear Hiring Manager. #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Thank you to @wjchat and @ThisIsLars and everybody in tonight’s #wjchat! I lurked and learned a lot. It’s been really helpful!

Meghin Moore
@meghin_


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Thanks for the opp to talk job srch everyone. If you’re interested in career/SM/recruiting stuff, my blog is http://t.co/o4fZVKxQ31. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:28 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @ThisIsLars Thanks for hosting/facilitating the chat – really appreciate all the helpful tips in terms of applying for jobs! #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


2:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat Thanks @thisislars for the protips #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman: @kzawadzki @ThisIsLars @wjchat I’ve always gone with Dear Hiring Manager. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars Thank you, good sir! #wjchat

Matthew Delman
@mattdelman


2:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@alicyp I heard he was over-rated.. ;) #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: @kimbui @mattdelman Vital – life’s too short to spend it with bad humans or companies. #wjchat

Maura Donohue
@MauraDonohue


2:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Yep, ‘Hiring Manager’ RT @mattdelman @kzawadzki @ThisIsLars @wjchat I’ve always gone with Dear Hiring Manager. #wjchat

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Thanks for hosting the @wjchat, @ThisIsLars! Some great protips and insights! #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:30 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Thanks @wjchat and @thisislars!!!!! #wjchat

Shauna Stuart
@ShaunaReporter


2:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter: Thanks @wjchat and @thisislars!!!!! #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


2:31 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ShaunaReporter: Thanks @wjchat and @thisislars!!!!! #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


2:32 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @ThisIsLars: Yep, ‘Hiring Manager’ RT @mattdelman @kzawadzki @ThisIsLars @wjchat I’ve always gone with Dear Hiring Manager. #wjchat

Kamil Zawadzki
@kzawadzki


2:33 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
#journalism MT @thisislars: Thanks for opp to talk. If you’re interested in career/SM/recruiting, my blog: http://t.co/bG65O6ulQ9. #wjchat

Joseph O’Sullivan
@jaosullivanx


2:36 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Thanks @wjchat @thisislars @znmeb @journtoolbox @TJRaphael @kzawadzki @SenorRael #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


2:39 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ShaunaReporter @mattdelman @thisislars We got you! :) #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


2:40 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @mattdelman: I wish recruiters knew that experience doesn’t mean you’re good at something. #wjchat

Noah Murphy
@Murphyverse


2:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui: BTDubs: We here @KPCC are hiring for so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/ieT1EVby38 #wjchat

Josh Morgan
@joshdmorg


2:50 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
The #wjchat Qs were fast and furious tonight. If I missed your Q, tweet me and I’ll answer tomorrow.

Lars Schmidt
@ThisIsLars


2:53 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @kimbui: BTDubs: We here @KPCC are hiring for so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/ieT1EVby38 #wjchat

Virginia Isaad
@VirginiaIsaad


2:55 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@ThisIsLars since everyone is on social media, what is an important quality to have to stand out when applying for SM jobs? #wjchat thx

Virginia Isaad
@VirginiaIsaad


2:57 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @alexismadrigal wrote a nice piece ya’ll might like on hiring someone he connected with on Twitter: http://t.co/uPaqhEwUTy #wjchat

Sara Carothers
@sLcarothers


3:00 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
@wjchat @alexismadrigal Some wisdom from that piece: be genuine, be kind, follow your curiosity, read a ton, read some more, write. #wjchat

Sara Carothers
@sLcarothers


3:01 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Rt @ThisIsLars: A7. Constant networking. Actively cultivating a diverse networking should be some we all do every week. #wjchat

joe gerstandt
@joegerstandt


3:06 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
I have em! RT @wjchat: Get your #wjchat tattoo this wknd at the 23rd Annual #AAJA13 Convention at the Hilton New York.

Robert Hernandez
@webjournalist


3:35 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @yurivictor: @wjchat How large is a one-page resume on the internet? #wjchat

Amanda Knowles
@MandersDK


3:44 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
Keeping @MarcelloSawyer on his toes: @kimbui: We @KPCC have so many jobs I can’t fit them into a tweet: http://t.co/sg1rOI0dx0 #wjchat

Jen Hanlon Ash
@jenhanlonash


4:29 a.m. PDT | 08.22.2013
RT @JSKstanford: Over 75 altered news photos unintentionally published by major media in past 2 yrs acc Sam Stewart @Samsends #wjchat http

Amy Stewart
@aimsays


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