@TheCareer100 Must-Follow Mavens on Twitter

by Ryon Harms on May 15, 2009

On my last post, I offered 9 tips to get you started on Twitter. If you took my advice you’re probably reaching the, “So now what?” phase of your Twitter experience. A critical step beyond that all too common initial bewilderment is to quickly identify those powerful voices that can help you convert the overwhelming amounts of information on Twitter into a career-changing competitive advantage.

To that end, I’m please to announce the launch of @TheCareer100, a hand-picked collection of the 100 most influential personal branding gurus, power networkers, resume and interview experts, job boards and fellow executives on Twitter. If you’re new to Twitter, I hope you’ll find this list an invaluable resource for quickly getting up to speed on the who’s who of career management. I expect that even veteran Twiter’ers will find some undiscovered gems.

@TheCareer100 is a dynamic directory, meaning that as new voices emerge they will replace existing members. In fact, moving forward I’ll be looking to all of you for recommendations on who to add next. To submit recommendations simply email them to thecareer100@gmail.com. New additions will be announced via tweets through @TheCareer100 along with monthly member highlights and retweets, so be sure to follow us too.

As the name suggests, @TheCareer100 will never follow more than 100 people. Capping the list will help keep it fresh and dynamic for years to come. Listing them on Twitter, rather than on this static blog post, also makes it easier to click “follow” straight down the list. I recommend following everybody and then filtering folks out if they aren’t relevant to your career goals.

If you still haven’t joined Twitter, this is your opportunity. Knowing who to follow is half the battle. Following this list of 100 career mavens will allow you to listen in on some of the masters before you decide to join the conversation. Click here to get started: www.twitter.com/thecareer100.

P.S. It’s been a month since my last blog post. In that time I’ve added a few tools to make it easier to share this blog with your friends and colleagues. I also spent quite a bit of time doing my due diligence on these 100 career mavens. I hope you’ll find it was worth the wait.

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Audrey May 13, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Thank you for listing me. I will go to the 100 account on twitter and begin to follow others there.
By any chance, do you know how to get that retweet button for your blog? I have wordpress on my company's blog.


Ryon Harms May 14, 2009 at 5:57 am

Hi Audrey, the retweet plugin I used is from tweetmeme: http://tweetmeme.com/


Jeff Hurt May 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Yes, you missed someone. I nominate Jeff Lipschultz @jlipschultz http://jefflipschultz.wordpress.com/ for your career100 list. Jeff is a recruiter, career consultant and job influencer with great networking skills. He's Craig Fisher, @fishdog 's, business partner.

Some of the career people you mentioned are Twitteratti and don’t tweet about job searches or careers. Some of them don’t even have blogs. I encourage you to include Tweeps that are focused on helping people with their job search. Those influencers are more important than some of the Twitteratti you mentioned. I recommend replace Guy him with Jeff Lipschultz. Jeff definitely deserves to be in your career list. Guy, he’s deserving, but not in this arena.


Faubtenniatug July 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Your blog is so interesting! I have subscribed on rss and I will read it regullary/


Ryon Harms July 6, 2009 at 8:45 pm

That’s great to hear. I’ll be sure to keep the posts coming. Thanks!


Bipsscali July 6, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Amazing blog! Very interesting themes. I will allways read it. Also e-mailed on rss.


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