During the summer of 2010, I had my first PR/social media internship with Savoir Faire Marketing/Communications. Since the internship, I’ve continued to work with Savoir Faire but was unable to do so this fall. So instead, Steph of Savoir Faire asked me to help her find a new intern. Steph had an idea of interviewing a potential candidate via Twitter and I of course said I would help.
I can’t say I’ve ever been on the other side of the interview process, so this was an interesting process! It was nontraditional so I can’t totally compare it to a regular interview, but it was a great opportunity to use a newer platform for an older process.
Here are some tweets from our conversation:
During this tweeterview, I remembered it can be challenging to say everything you want to say in 140 characters. But I also feel that some sort of interview through a social media platform should be incorporated into application processes. Employers today do look for involvement on social networks (mainly looking for red flags), but if a company is hiring someone for their social media skills, then why not see them really in action? Maybe tweeterviews will soon start popping up in the near future!