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Old 05-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #22306
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Originally Posted by kat180 View Post
I've been informed by my careers advisor that I really need to network on Twitter and all these others things to help with jobs.

Seems to me it would take all my time just to do that......
One way it could work: you could "follow" a publishing company and then direct message them in regards to a particular post they've made about an upcoming series of books/book from a particular author/what-have-you that you'd be interested in working on.

Lots of companies who use Twitter will only make a half a dozen posts a week. It's not that hard to keep up with. You don't have to tweet at all, you can just follow a bunch of publishers, authors, fellow illustrators. It's a good way to catch up on the buzz of your industry.

That's more of a long shot, though. However, I think anyone looking for work should get going with Facebook or LinkedIn, if they're not already. Because people can and do network on those.
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