Bernhart Associates Launches New Twitter Group for Direct Marketing Job Seekers
Owatonna, MN, July 27, 2009 — Direct marketing job seekers will soon have a new on-line tool to help with their job search.
Veteran direct marketing recruiter Jerry Bernhart will be moderating a new first-of-its-kind chat session on Twitter focusing specifically on all aspects of jobs and hiring in direct marketing.
"There are online communities for just about every subject you can imagine," said Jerry Bernhart, owner of Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC, who is also well known in direct marketing for his quarterly employment reports. "This is a natural extension of the use of social media to help those who are looking for their next career opportunity in direct marketing, including ecommerce and emarketing."
Bernhart said the new forum will use Tweetchat, allowing messages to be posted and read by participants in a matter of seconds. "It's kind of like texting but a whole lot faster and easier," said Bernhart. "It also allows quick and easy sharing of links."
"It will be an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and get advice on
lots of topics, including job leads, resume preparation, interviewing tips, salaries, finding candidates, job offers, counteroffers, job descriptions, sources of hire, anything topic at all related to hiring and jobs at all levels in online or offline direct marketing," said Bernhart.
Participants can choose their level of participation, jumping in and out of the discussion whenever there's something of interest being discussed or to share their own expertise and experiences.
Employers are also invited to put up tweets on positions they are looking to fill.
The first direct marketing careers Tweetchat event will take place Sunday, August 2nd, at 8 pm Eastern time. Subsequent Tweetchats will be announced on the website of Bernhart Associates and through announcements on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
To participate, go to Tweetchat.com, sign-in with your Twitter account, and enter #DMCareers in the "Hashtag to follow" box. Bernhart explains that once you're in the group there is no need to use the hashtag again because Tweetchat automatically applies it to each message, saving you the bother of typing it in each time you want to post. Bernhart adds that if you want to monitor the discussion but you won't be home at the time, no worries. Tweetchat works on your mobile phone, too.
About Bernhart Associates:
Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC, is owned by Jerry Bernhart, a leading and nationally recognized direct marketing recruiter, writer and speaker focusing on senior level Multichannel Direct Marketing, CRM, ECommerce, Database Marketing, Business Development and Quantitative Analysis positions. Jerry has been a leading direct marketing recruiter since 1990, and specializes in direct marketing positions, online and offline, at all levels. The Bernhart Associates Employment Survey, now in its eighth year, has become the most widely followed employment report in direct marketing. In February, Bernhart Associates partnered with the Direct Marketing Association in providing exclusive analysis for the DMA's 2009 Employment Outlook Report, a comprehensive study of trends in hiring and employee retention in direct marketing and available for sale at the DMA Bookstore. Viewed as a leading authority on issues related to direct marketing recruiting, Jerry is a frequent speaker at national direct marketing conferences and is often quoted by the direct marketing news media. Jerry has written dozens of articles for all leading online and offline direct marketing publications and conducts a widely followed employment survey for EM+C covering internet marketing and ecommerce.