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How to get free career advice from 50 top career advisers

twitter.jpgCould that headline possibly be overselling the content of this blog post?

Nope.

There is an easy, free — and fun — way to get free career advice (and much more) from some of the best career advisers in the country. It’s all happening on Twitter.

Willy Franzen, of One Day, One Job and Found Your Career, has put together an excellent list of “50 Twitter Users to Follow for Your Job Search.” I’m honored to be on the list and happy to see many of my favorite career bloggers, authors and speakers on the list as well. (If you’d like to follow me — and please do! — I’m @lindseypollak.)

All of the people on this list use their Twitter feeds to share career advice articles, job search tips, real job and internship opportunities, event announcements and much more. If you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out on a tremendous amount of free and valuable information. (Yes, you’re also missing out on silly photos, descriptions of what people are eating for lunch and a fair amount of procrastination, but it’s easy to find the valuable content on Twitter. The rest makes it really fun.)

I’d also like to add a few additional Twitterers that I recommend, although I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch — will add in the comments when I remember.

Alexandra Levit (@alevit) – blogger and author of How’d You Score that Gig and The Don’t Teach Corporate in College

Chandlee Bryan (@chandlee) – career coach, resume writer and blogger

Diane K. Danielson (@DowntownWoman) – CEO of the Downtown Women’s Club and blogger at The Women’s Dish

Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki) – one of the most popular Tweeters, who often posts links to articles on making the best use of Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media

Please share your favorite career-related tweeters in the Comments section below, and be sure to check out Willy Franzen’s list — you won’t regret it!

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  1. Thanks for including me! 🙂

  2. Great idea. The Internet offers so many great resources to help in the job search. Isn’t it amazing that Twitter has arrived and is so useful, all in 140 characters or less?

  3. Thanks for the shoutout. I’d also add:

    Anita Bruzzese – @Anitabruzzese (author, 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy)
    Colette Ellis – @coach_colette (Career Coach)

  4. @Alexandra Levit — I wouldn’t miss you! Your tweets are great.

    @Hayli – are you on Twitter? If so, send me your link!

    @Diane – Great suggestions. I knew I forgot some important ones!

    Lindsey

  5. I highly recommend Alison Doyle – She has years of experience working in a college career center, and she provides wonderful resources, tips and information as the Guide to Job Search for About.com! You can follow her at @AlisonDoyle!

    Keep up the great work Lindsey!
    Regards,
    Andrea
    @AndreaSantiago

  6. Chandlee Bryan says:

    Thanks, Lindsey. I really appreciate it.

    My fellow Lindsey Pollak fan, Sheila Curran and I have just written a joint post on whether it makes more sense to tackle this economy with grad school or any job you can get (including a job at McDonald’s)…

    Check it out on Career Hub (http://www.careerhubblog.com/main/2009/02/why-grad-school-is-no-solution-to-unemployment-woes.html), we’d love to hear your opinion.

    All the Best,
    Chandlee

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  8. @Andrea – Yes, Alison is terrific. In fact, in Willy’s blog post he recommends her and links to Alison’s list of people to follow on Twitter! Thanks for the comment.

    @Chandlee – you are one of my favorite Twitterers for sure! I’ll definitely check out your article with Sheila — thanks for sharing the link.

    – Lindsey

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  10. Carol says:

    Great article. There’s also some very practical and useful career advice on this site: http://www.spherion.com.

  11. Rockon says:

    Thanks, Lindsey. I really appreciate it.
    I highly recommend Alison Doyle – She has years of experience working in a college career center, and she provides wonderful resources, tips and information as the Guide to Job Search for About.com! You can follow her at @Alison Doyle!

  12. @Rockon – I agree. @AlisonDoyle is a must-follow!

    Thanks for the comment,
    Lindsey

  13. Pursue the Passion says:

    I’m new to Twitter (@thatpassionguy), but I recognize many of the names mentioned in the comment from my work with Pursue the Passion- http://www.pursuethepassion.com.

    Look forward to learning more and following some of you all.

  14. @Pursue the Passion – thanks for the comment. I look forward to connecting on Twitter!

    Lindsey

  15. Davis says:

    An opportunity has just open up for me and my prospective employer is asking for my last evaluation from previous employer. I dont have problem furnishing the document..but is it normal? Am I really required to this?

  16. Davis says:

    An opportunity has just open up for me and my prospective employer is asking for my last evaluation from previous employer. I dont have problem furnishing the document..but is it normal? Am I really required to do this?

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