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TweetMyJobs Hosts the First ‘American Jobs Conference’ on Twitter

Gov. Tim Pawlenty Will Deliver Tweetnote, Address Getting Americans Back to Work

LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2011) – TweetMyJOBS will present the first-ever American Jobs Conference on Twitter on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, starting at 9 a.m. PDT and concluding at 3:15 p.m. PDT. Created with the 14 million unemployed Americans in mind, the American Jobs Conference brings together leaders in government, technology, business and recruiting to engage in real-time, nationwide conversations about employment with Americans of all ages on Twitter. Gov. Pawlenty’s Tweetnote will be followed by a Tweet Panel and a series of Career Chats focusing on ways to use social media to enhance and expedite job searching. The announcement was made by Robin D. Richards, Chairman & CEO of TweetMyJOBS.

“We cannot stand idly by while millions of Americans remain unemployed. I’m proud to participate in TweetMyJOBS’ ground-breaking American Jobs Conference to help those looking for work find it using the most cutting edge social media tools available today,” said Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota and 2012 Republican Candidate for the President of the United States.

“The American Jobs Conference will open the dialogue for recognizable change and we are thrilled to bring so many well-respected government and industry leaders together on one platform,” said Richards. “Our goal is to raise awareness with job seekers and small businesses about how effective social media can be in terms of recruiting connections. Small businesses are the engine for job creation and social media opens new, affordable avenues for those companies to connect with job seekers.”

Join the conversation by registering for free at Participants are encouraged to pre-submit questions for the Tweetnote and Tweet Panel.

American Jobs Conference (#jobs4US) Confirmed Participants:

  • Governor Tim Pawlenty, 39th Governor of Minnesota and 2012 Republican candidate for the President of The United States, will deliver the Tweetnote address Getting Americans Back to Work.
  • Lou Kerner is Managing Director of the Private Shares Group at Wedbush Securities and is the first social media analyst on Wall Street. Kerner will share his insight on the Tweet Panel: Technology & Job Searching.
  • Mark Suster is a partner at GRP Partners and was recently rated as the second most respected venture capitalist in The U.S. by an independent survey on industry blog CloudAve. Suster will join Kerner on the Tweet Panel: Technology & Job Searching.
  • Dan Schawbel is a personal branding expert and Managing Partner of Millennial Branding. Named by BusinessWeek as one of the Top 20 people to follow on Twitter, Schawbel will lend his expertise for a Career Chat titled: What Is My Personal Brand & Why Do I Need One?
  • Jessica Miller-Merrell is a leader in the Human Resources social media community and owner of Xceptional HR. Listed the #6 online recruiting influencer by HR Examiner, Miller-Merrell will address Job Searching for Mid-Level / Executive Career Changes in her Career Chat.
  • Susan Whitcomb is the founder and CEO of The Academies, Inc. and an award-winning author of 7 books including The Twitter Job Search Guide. Whitcomb’s Career Chat will focus on Tweeting Your Way To A New Job: Job Searching In 140 Characters Or Less.
  • Heather Huhman is the founder and President of Come Recommended and recognized by CNN/CareerBuilder for two years running as a ‘top job tweeter you should be following.’ Huhman’s Career Chat addresses Job Searching for Interns & Recent Graduates.
  • Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD, author of The YOU Plan and Fox Business columnist, is a certified professional coach trained in organizational psychology. Dr. Woody will address Networking – The Key to a Good Job Search Strategy.

The American Jobs Conference aims to extend social engagement by having attendees vote on the questions they are most interested in having answered. To foster networking, attendees will be able to create a virtual name badge and share them with the Twitter community.

The hashtag for the conference will be #jobs4US with individual hashtags allocated for each session. For participants who do not have a Twitter account, each session will be allocated an interactive page online where they will be able to monitor and contribute directly to the conversation. Polls based on relevant topics associated with the session will be created in real-time.

About TweetMyJOBS

TweetMyJOBS is the premiere social recruiting platform on Twitter. Users receive highly relevant job matches and control where the matches are delivered (i.e. social media, email, text, etc.) and how frequently the matches are delivered (i.e. instantaneously, daily, weekly, etc.). TweetMyJOBS pushes jobs into Twitter through more than 10,000 job channels segmented by geography, job type and industry giving the service an unequaled ability to instantaneously connect employers and recruiters with targeted job candidates. For additional information about TweetMyJOBS, please visit

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