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Twitter War: Whatever it Takes to Land a Job

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MyFoxJobShop - Gary Wohlfeil is the creative director for Moosejaw , a outdoor gear retail outlet.

His company is hiring for the position of what they call a "madness maker." Essentially it's a position that involves managing social media like Facebook and Twitter as well as writing copy for the Moosejaw web site .

Gary came into the Fox 2 studio in Detroit and sat down with Lee Thomas to share the story of what some candidates are doing to land a job, including two candidates that are engaging in a "Twitter War" or "Tweet Off" to get an edge on the competition.  Gary shares his insights as a hiring manager as to what his company is looking for when the time comes to make a hiring decision. WATCH THE VIDEO

Lessons to learn:

1.  Understand the importance of social media, how it can help you get a job in almost any field or how you can actually get a job working in the growing field of social media.

2.  Do research on the company you want to work for; demonstrate that you did your homework by asking educated questions during the interview, discussing what you know about the companies philosophy and by making specific points on your resume/cover letter on how you can help the company with your skills.  Example: In the video report, Gary speaks to how one candidate rode her bike 90 miles one-way for an interview, a clear way to show how she understood Moosjeaw's rugged outdoor philosophy.

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