When I launched Corn on the Job in July of 2009, I was unemployed, and in my own way, starting a job search of my own. To be perfectly honest, the end result was more of a life search to understand who I was, where I’ve been, and most importantly, where I should be. Much has come from that search, ultimately leading to the formation and launch of Bad Rhino Social Media, where I spend a great deal of my time these days.
In Corn on the Job’s (nearly) three year existence, I’ve been inspired by countless career experts. Through email, online, phone, and in-person conversations, each of the experts I’ve interacted with pushed me to be a better blogger for my audience here on Corn on the Job. For this reason, I wanted to create a list to highlight my personal favorite career experts.
Top 25 Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers to Follow
#1 – @TimsStrategy
Tim Tyrell-Smith may not know exactly how much I respect and admire his work. When we had a phone call at some point in 2010, I was immediately impressed and have enjoyed reading his helpful articles and tweets since. You can check out his blog/website at http://timsstrategy.com/blog/ and make sure to check out, “10 Signs You Are Being Lazy on Linkedin”
#2 – @JobHuntOrg
Started by Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt.org continuously pushes amazing articles for job seekers, by a number of different career experts. There are entire sections built out for every level of the job search. For the new job seekers, check out the Online Job Search Tutorial
#3 – @UndercoverRec
Started by Jorgen Sundberg, Undercover Recruiter posts incredible content for job seekers, recruiters, and anyone in the career space. When you follow their Twitter account, you won’t be disappointed by the mass of helpful links. Stop by http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/ and make sure to read, “5 Less Than Obvious Ways to Network with People”.
#4 – @JobHuntChat
#JobHuntChat was invented by yours truly with help from Jessica Miller-Merrill (@blogging4jobs). #JobHuntChat was the first ever twitter chat for job seekers, and features a weekly one-hour chat on Monday nights from 10-11PM. We’ve been said to include the best mix of career experts and job seekers, which has resulted in an abundance of incredible connections made and information shared by community members.
#5 – @LindseyPollak
Many career experts break away from sharing entirely career or job search tweets. That’s not the case with Lindsey. She shares a ton of helpful links, that are either her own or from other experts. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s also a Linkedin Spokeswoman. Check out her blog at http://www.lindseypollak.com/blog and make sure to read, “How LinkedIn Company Pages Can Help Your Job Search”
#6 – @JacobShare
Jacob Share is just an awesome guy that I’ve had the opportunity to chat with on a few occasions. He is the man behind JobMob, a great resource for job seekers that like Corn on the Job, tries to bring in a certain level of humor into the process. Check out http://jobmob.co.il/ and make sure to read, “20 Tools to Find Local Networking Events Quickly”
#7 – @Blogging4Jobs
When I invented #JobHuntChat, I realized that I needed to partner up with someone who was even more knowledgable than me. Jessica Miller-Merrill (aka @blogging4jobs) was the very first person I reached out to. Luckily, she said yes. She has been an amazing help and I’ve witnessed first hand how much value she brings to job seekers. Check out http://blogging4jobs.com and make sure to read, “Four Job Search Tips for the Passive Candidate”
#8 – @JoshuaWaldman
Along with being the creator of his Career Enlightenment blog, Joshua Waldman also wrote Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies. Ever since I was made aware of his presence, I’ve been a reader and follower, and have been learning ever since. Check out http://careerenlightenment.com/ and make sure to read, “Is Twitter the New Way to Find Hidden Jobs?”
#9 – @Keppie_Careers
Miriam Salpeter is the amazing woman behind Keppie Careers. Calling her a jack of all trades would be a major understatement. Along with her job search focused blog posts, she’s also a career coach, social media trainer, speaker, and author. Luckily, I was able to meet up with Miriam when she was in Philly, which was incredibly helpful for me. Stop by http://keppiecareers.com and make sure to read, “How to Find a Job When all You See is Fog”
#10 – @DanSchawbel
Dan Schawbel is a personal branding expert that has been featured or quoted basically everywhere. Personal branding is a hot topic for job seekers and Dan is the person to go to for guidance in this area. Check out http://personalbrandingblog.com
#11 – @HeatherHuhman
Heather Huhman is a phenomenal Gen Y career expert who focuses on helping folks find internships or their first job out of college. Her tweets are mostly composed of incredibly helpful blog posts for job seekers, and I should also add in that she’s just an overall great person to talk to. Check out http://heatherhuhman.com/, and read, “How to Perform a Mid-Year Job Search Checkup”
#12 – @LevyRecruits
Steve is one of the best recruiters you’ll find on Twitter and he’s more than willing to respond to folks who have questions. In fact, given Steve’s “old school” mentality, he won’t hesitate to bypass social media and call you to answer your question. I found this out the hard way back in 2010 when Steve called and asked for Corn on the Job. While that caught me off guard, he’s been someone that I’ve always admired and respected, especially when it’s related to the job search, recruiting, or being bald. Check out Steve’s blog, http://recruitinginferno.com/.
#13 – @MaggieMistal
CNN declared Maggie as the #1 career coach in the world. How cool is that? She also has her own show on Sirius/XM radio — that’s global! She’s just phenomenal and full of job search wisdom. Check out http://maggiemistal.com/ to view her blog and find information on her satellite radio show.
#14 – @CareerSherpa
Hannah Morgan is the woman behind CareerSherpa, a guide for lifetime career navigation. Her tweets and blog posts are perfect for job seekers of all kind, and she does a nice job of mixing up the content to keep it fresh. Check out http://careersherpa.net/ and read, “Have the Rules of Job Search Changed?”
#15 – @HRMargo
Margo Rose is the founder of #HireFriday, a wonderful job search community and twitter chat, #HFChat. You can join her and the large community on Friday’s and you’ll certainly leave learning a thing or two. Check them out on Twitter, and visit http://hirefriday.com
#16 – @emilybennington
Emily Bennington is yet another career expert that I have great respect for. Her tweets and blog posts cover all things surrounding the job search. She’s also the author of the book, Effective Immediately, which helps folks start out on the right foot at their first job. Check out http://emilybennington.com and read, “17 Things Successful Career Women Know”
#17 – @YouternMark
Mark Babbit is the CEO and Founder of YouTern.com, an amazing site for folks looking for internships. His company also hosts #InternPro, a twitter chat for job seekers on Monday nights. It should also be noted that Mark is a crazy nice guy and full of awesome ideas. Make sure to check out http://youtern.com.
#18 – @BrazenCareerist
When building this list, I really wanted to stay away from online communities. However, I just couldn’t ignoreBrazen Careerist. Their tweets range from job search and career tips, to information on networking events and social media seminars they’re hosting. Any Gen Y professional or blogger can gain value from Brazen Careerist. Check out http://brazencareerist.com
#19 – @AskaManager
For a unique twist on the job search and careers, following Alison Greene will bring some insight into what your manager or hiring manager may be thinking. Check out http://askamanager.org and make sure to read, “Why would a company freeze a hiring process”
#20 – @AlisonDoyle
Alison Doyle is the About.com Career Expert and when following her you’ll find a great range of tweets and tips from all aspects of the job search. You can check her work on http://jobsearch.about.com/ and make sure to read, “Cover Letter Types and Examples”
#21 – @Absolutely_Abby
Abby Kohut is just full of insane career and job search wisdom. If you don’t believe me, you can just view any of her countless TV or Radior appearances. Check out http://absolutelyabby.com and read, “Picture Perfect”
#22 – @PhyllisMufson
Along with being awesome for the Philly connection we share, Phyllis Mufson is a wonderful career expert that tweets about all areas of the job search. You can read more about her at http://employmentdigest.net/2009/05/phyllis-mufson/
#23 – @Kbaumann
Kirk Baumann is a great guy and he’s always willing to help out job seekers. Kirk writes over on his blog, http://campus-to-career.com. Make sure to read, “3 Strategies for Staying Positive During Your Job Search”
#24 – @BobWarren
Bob Warren is the Founder of ResumeBear.com and continuously tweets out helpful blog posts for job seekers.
#25 – @StevenRothberg
Steven Rothberg is the President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading job board for students seeking internships and new grads seeking entry-level jobs. Make sure to check out http://collegerecruiter.com