Want a job? How many followers do you have?

15 Jul 2009

Should the number of Twitter followers you have be a preferred job qualification? Best Buy seems to think it doesn’t hurt.

If you’re looking for the job of senior manager of emerging media marketing at BestBuy, make sure you’re popular on Twitter before you apply. The company recently posted a job that said having 250+ Twitter followers is a preferred qualification.



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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.