February 18, 2009
Minds are racing each day as we hear statistics about continuous layoffs as unemployment rates increase. There is a lot of worry circling in our homes or on the internet but there are people who are looking to build a brighter side by helping others who are in need of a job. We found an article from the Los Angeles Times by David Sarno regarding human resource consultant Mark Steizner and his associate who had an idea to create JobAngels on Twitter. JobAngels is a Twitter account where users can follow and help others find jobs or volunteer their resume proofing skills.
….the nascent enterprise has attracted more than 2,000 followers. Stelzner has shot out hundreds of tweets from people volunteering their résumé-proofing skills, passing along job notices or looking to become full-blown job angels — raising a wing for gig-seekers in need..
Flush with the glow of very early success, Stelzner…
…and a few volunteer developers are building a networking site that takes the concept a step further, aiming to help seekers find the perfect angel. “If Match.com and LinkedIn had a child, this is what it would look like,” he said, referring to the popular dating and professional networking sites. The site hasn’t launched, and Stelzner is deciding if it’ll be a money-making venture or just a labor of love
As Stelzner and his followers help connect people in finding jobs, we look forward to seeing the new networking site that matches seekers to job angels. Until then, JobAngels on Twitter is another tool that can be used in finding a job or helping others find jobs.