With the strong presence of social media lately, are we surprised that employers are conducting interviews over Twitter? We shouldn’t be. But how would you feel if you were put up to the test and had to answer a question in just 140 characters knowing that your response had to be creative, intelligent, and unforgettable? Oh…the pressure! These days a number of tech, marketing, and media companies are holding “Twitterviews” so if you’re applying to positions within those industries, it’s time to brush up on your skills!
Forget the in-person (you know, IRL) interview, because a Twitterview goes like this: A company will tweet out an interview question and expect you to tweet back a response in 140 characters or less. Based on the response, it is then determined if you are a suitable applicant.