How #CDISST Can Boost Your Executive Job Search

Posted June 25, 2012 by
Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

As an executive job seeker on the move, it’s important that you’re always in the know when it comes to the latest and greatest job-seeking vehicles. A new way to gain access to new information is via the Twitter hashtag #cdisst. This hashtag was created as a part of a professional initiative from Career Directors International (CDI). Now it’s time to learn more about what this hashtag can do for you.

What Is Career Directors International (CDI)?

Career Directors International (CDI) is an international career association that consists of resume writers and career pros excited about helping job seekers find success as they work to find a new position.

Currently, the association has members in multiple countries and offers a number of programs that fit job applicants’ needs, including military, government, financial, and technology specifications.

Recently, the organization began a tweeting initiative that involves providing career advice under the specific hashtag #cdisst. Executives who are looking for additional ways to boost their job searches should consider learning more about the #cdisst initiative.

How Does #CDISST Work?

If you’re already signed up with Twitter then you probably know how hashtags work. A hashtag is a word or set of letters preceded by the pound sign (#) which serves as a tool for Twitter users who want to search for topics—or want to be found by others searching for specific topics.

For instance, if you want to be located as a job seeker in Twitter, you might consider adding the hashtag #jobseeker to your 140-character statement so that any recruiter who types in the hashtag can locate your tweet.

CDI took the idea of the hashtag and applied it to their own project, which is to provide real-time advice to Twitter users and followers. When job seekers type in #cdisst in their Twitter search—or visit @careerhero—they will find a variety of tips that can help them improve their job searches.

It’s good to note that the posts you’ll find will likely fall under one of the following categories: job search focus (personal branding, job shadowing, etc.), research of targeted organizations, networking, job boards and website job centers, career fairs, direct sourcing by recruiters and employers, temporary to permanent hiring, print advertising (want ads) and walk-ins.

To find even more job seeking information under these categories, you can search the hashtags: #jobsearch, #personalbranding, #infointerview, #jobleads, #networking, #companyresearch, #industryresearch, #nichejobboards, #industrytrends, #jobfairs, #temphiring, #directsourcing, and #wantads.

As you are probably discovering, the executive job search is a very hands-on experience that requires you to take as many steps and consider as many approaches as possible to finding a job. The good news is there is an endless amount of help on Twitter you can use to get your executive job search moving. And now you’ve found one more to help you out!

It’s important to remember to brand your resume before applying to each new position for more information on branding check out my recent article 5 Key Areas to Target When Branding Your Resume. You can also get additional job search and career related advice by checking out our blog or following us on Twitter @GreatResume.

Author: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate. 

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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