Portland Twitter Jobs was on KGW tonight. Excerpt from the story:
Getting back to work: “Tweets” help job searchers
09:27 PM PDT on Monday, March 30, 2009
By ANNE YEAGER, KGW Staff
PORTLAND — Lloyd Bagtas, 26, and John Brown, 26, have a lot of time to kill because they were recently laid off.
They worked as web programmers and designers for one of the largest interactive web companies in the country.
“You would know our clients. They are big names,” Bagtas said.
Bagtas won’t forget when he was called into Human Resources. “I really don’t even talk to my boss, he’s so high on the food chain. So when I saw him with the HR person, I said uh-oh.”
The company had lost some high-end clients and had to lay off 20% of their work force.
It was Brown’s first job. “It was hard. Everyone kept telling me, you’re not going to be laid off,” he said.
Both Bagtas and Brown have been on Twitter since it started two years ago. But for the rest of those who aren’t connected, it’s one of the hottest networking tools out there.
Bagtas and Brown “tweeted” that they had lost their jobs…Continue at KGW
Update: The TV/video segment is online now
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Portland is one of the cities often mentioned when people speak about the “Creative Class” and the “Creative Economy”. Many people work in creative jobs here and others move here for these types of careers and to live near other creative professionals.
On Wednesday, you can see four of the leaders in Portland’s creative community and learn how you can work and participate in these fields.
Vizwerks is taking part in a panel discussion called “Working in the Creative Economy” featuring Susan Hoffman (Executive Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy), Steve Potestio (Managing Director at 52 Limited), Randy Higgins (Creative Director at Vizwerks) and Jolie Giese (General Manager at Nau).
The event was organized by University of Oregon – Portland Library and Learning Commons, Career Center and Portland Student Action Council as way of connecting establish creatives with up-and-coming talent. It’s the first official U of O event at the newly opened White Stag building.
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Julian Chadwick at KGW Newschannel 8
March 27, 2009
KGW has a story tonight on using social media to find jobs and they had me in the studio to talk about @pdxjobs. They had a couple other Portland twitterers on as well. One has been in interviews as the result of twitter and one has found a job through twitter (hopefully through @pdxjobs!) It airs tonight at 11. Hope you enjoy & I hope I look good
(Update: Story & TV/video segment)
In the meantime, we are working hard to make this site useful to you.
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In these economic times, many people are discovering that using social media tools can be highly valuable to network, research, and find career opportunities.
A few months back, I started a twitter account (@pdxjobs) to syndicate good & interesting jobs I found across the net. Luckily, we live a great community here in Portland and many people have helped. From the beginning, other PDXers were sending me jobs to post. KGW even had me/@pdxjobs on “Live at 7″ to help people find jobs.
If you are on twitter, I hope @PDXJobs helps you. Also, send me jobs you find, retweet it & use #pdxjobs hash-tag so others can follow jobs across the search timeline.
Because jobs range a great deal, I created a few others that cater only to certain fields. They aren’t quite running yet but, they will within a week so follow them if you are looking for jobs in these fields
Clicking name on left takes you to twitter account. Clicking description on right takes you to posts here in that category.
Portland Jobs listed/tweeted March 20-25: