10 Strategy Tips for Job Search: Continuing Education or Twitter?



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A few weeks ago I did an interview with Regine Heidorn. The programmer and information architect has an unusual acquisition strategy: she finds her jobs almost exclusively through social contacts and the Twitter network. She told me why this works better than expensive training courses and formal degrees, which you always have to show in Germany. 10 Strategy Tips for Job Search: Continuing Education or Twitter? 10 Strategy Tips for Job Search: Continuing Education or Twitter?

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Regine Heidorn initially started several courses, but did not complete one. In order to be able to work in the IT sector, she decided to pursue further education at a private institute in Berlin, which she completed with a school-based certificate. "At the time, I thought that I needed such training to be able to gain a foothold in the industry," reports Heidorn.

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But the programmer soon realized that potential clients were primarily interested in references and experiences.

Expensive training worthless?

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The expensive training quickly proved to be worthless: "The content was partly outdated, the supervisor rather referred to tutorials on the Internet, as to explain exam relevant content. Everything I can do today, I have learned for myself, "she says.

However, Regine Heidorn recognized the value of a reliable contact network in job hunting. And she discovered the social network Twitter, which enabled her to develop her contacts:

The customers know what you get!

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"With Twitter, I can not only prove my skills, but also bring in my personality. So my customers already know what they can expect, "she says, explaining the benefits of the 140 sign service.

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And they also benefit from Heidorn's network: "Because my colleagues always point me to new developments or show me how to solve something better, my network also guarantees a certain quality and timeliness of my work."

75 percent of jobs via Twitter

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For five years now, the Berliner has been active as an @bitboutique on Twitter and the internet. 75 percent of her jobs she finds here in direct exchange. An important part of their acquisition strategy: honesty. "If I can not do something, I say that and recommend the customers to someone from my network," reports Heidorn, who does not shy away from extreme views in public discussions on Twitter.

Her customers, she says, appreciate that: "Many are happy to tell you exactly what programming services they need - and which not. And they trust me, just because I'm so critical and do not praise everything about the green clover! "

Jobs before they know someone

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Heidorn also uses other social networks like Xing - but Twitter is her favorite tool: "At Xing, I can only put my skills into a profile, via Twitter, I can also communicate things like my hobbies or personal preferences - and so briefly and succinctly that People also read when they have little time, "says the programmer.

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But this is often the result of unimagined job opportunities: Heidorn is, for example, a geocaching fan, a kind of carving with mobile devices. This led to the idea of ​​a mobile excursion - and a lecture at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences in the project eVideo on mobile excursions.

It also works without completion

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Heidorn admits: "I never thought that I could get teaching assignments without a degree." Based on her experience of being successful as a drop-out student, she has just founded the Association of the Completed to make such experiences visible.

However, she does not deny that many things would be simpler in the traditional way: "I do not apply for a few job advertisements, for example because I do not have a university degree. And certainly there are potential customers who prefer to see certificates, "admits Regine Heidorn. However, she sees a big advantage in her acquisition strategy: "I have exactly the jobs and clients that suit my abilities and that suit me!"

10 Tips: Twitter or Training - what's the better strategy for you?

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For many, Twitter is still unfamiliar territory for job hunting. But it can be more efficient than making expensive training. We explain how it works.

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  1. In which industry do you want to work? Is the fallow or the Company rather conservative, you should choose the traditional way. But if the company is open and maybe even represented on Twitter, try it.
  2. Your strategy: First decide who you want to reach via Twitter and with which strategy you can build your own brand.
  3. Find information via Twitter: You can gather a lot of information about potential employers on Twitter, eg How open is the company, how do you deal with criticism, how do people think?
  4. Common interests: Look for people who have similar interests as you do. This leads to common discussions
  5. Looking for differences: But you are also looking specifically for people who tick differently than you - which gives you a lot of different information and controversial debates that interest others.
  6. How do potential employers tweet? Twitter helps you to get a feel for potential employers: how do they behave, which topics do they find exciting?
  7. Show who you are: Those who only consume are not perceived. Therefore, you must stay active all the time to get noticed - with interesting information, links or questions.
  8. Honesty wins: Twitter is about showing others who you are: so be honest and authentic, tweet something private - but please do not be too private!
  9. Do not blaspheme: Corporate gossip or anger over the former boss have lost nothing on Twitter.
  10. Take advantage of the short bio: Use the 140 characters in the short biography to note just about the most important thing about yourself and your job application so that anyone can read it. A link to the blog or Xing profile will help interested people to find more information about them.


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  1. Nina

    I am also of the opinion that the Betriebswirt IHK is a real alternative to a Hischschulabschluss. This also applies to the state-certified operator (see www.betriebswirt-werden.de/abschluesse/staatlich-gepruefter-betriebswirt). With both financial statements, a leading position in a medium-sized company is certainly conceivable.

    • Simone Janson

      Thank you for the advice. Do you speak from your own experience?

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  4. Simone Janson

    Hello Irene,

    My assessment of the IHK-Betriebswirtes referred to the fact that a similar to the specialist training is available - eg by a previous vocational training or a multi-year employment after graduation with budget responsibility, which is recognized to my knowledge. As you say, the Chamber of Commerce knows every employer.

    Since you mention corporate spirit.net, I would recommend you to contact Mr. Walzel directly: He has made a corresponding training at the IWW and can certainly tell you more precisely why he has decided to do so and against the IHK.
    Apart from that, I am personally aware of the case of a Germanist who, after several years of employment in a publishing house with budget responsibility, has completed an IHK business management degree in 30 days. The recognition arrangements can also differ from IHK to IHK - it is worth asking exactly and talking to the people in person.

  5. Irene

    Dear Mrs. Janson,
    Her book "The Optimal Career Entry. Perspectives for humanities scholars "has been a very good help to me so far. A big compliment to you!

    Since I have decided to pursue further education in the field of Business Administration, I have noted with interest that you consider the Betriebswirt IHK as a quicker alternative to studying in a guest contribution on the company.

    I would now like to know how you came to this assessment. As far as I know, someone who does not have a commercial training in addition to a course of studies in the humanities must first advise IHK, the business owner of IHK, whereCourses that prepare for the IHK examination are an average of 2 years.

    If then the business economist IHK is connected, draw on average more 2 years into the country. Compared to an 6-semester bachelor's degree study, this variant would be far more time-consuming for a humanities scholar.

    I ask at this point, because I still consider the Business Administration IHK for me personally. The IHK is now nationwide everyone familiar. In addition, I am very interested in the business economist IWW, because the IWW seems to have a very good reputation as an affiliated institute of the Fernuniversität Hagen.

    The general manager IWW has a rule study period of 15 months. If a specialization is chosen, a rule study period of 18 months is to be assumed.

    If you should have information that could facilitate a decision per IHK or per IWW, especially in the context of a spiritual studies course, I would be very happy about your tips!
    Have a nice day
    Irene

  6. Johannes Lenz

    Twitter :) RT @SimoneJanson: Which strategy is more promising when looking for a job: training or Twitter?

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  9. Stephan

    We used the way as a company and launched a new position exclusively through B2B networks .... and occupied. An experience report: http://linkedinsiders.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/recruiting-2-0-branchout-facebook-linkedin-and-xing-im-praxistest/

    lG
    Stephan

    • Simone Janson

      Hi Stephen,
      Thank you for the super example with numbers - that is a topic that I like to pick up again. I would contact you then.
      gruß
      Simone Janson

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