Is this for me?
Available is for posting jobs and jobseekers' portfolios related to digital work - think UX design, programming, development, graphic design, film and animation, project and product management, creative strategy, and other work embedded within digital production. Available likes to give students, recent grads, and active jobseekers a boost, and helps digital agencies and projects looking to hire.
Available is for Metro Vancouver, so if your Twitter location isn't set to a city within the Lower Mainland, Available will ignore your tweets.
How does it work?
Everything happens by communicating with the @HeyAvailable Twitter account. In just one tweet you can sign up, indicate whether you’re looking for work or looking to hire, list applicable skills and a link to a page with a portfolio or more information. Found a job or the right person? One more tweet turns it off.
How about an example?
Let’s say you’re looking for work. You’d tweet:@HeyAvailable Available: Looking for up to 20hrs/week in #wordpress #php and #jquery. Check out my work at http://denimandsteel.com/work
From that, Available puts you in the list of people looking for work. Hashtags are your skills or specialities, and the link should point to your portfolio. Made a mistake? Just do it again and we’ll overwrite what was there. If you just send hashtags or a link you’ll overwrite the skills and link in your posting.
What if I found a job?
Even easier. Just tweet:@HeyAvailable Unavailable
And we remove you from the list. Postings also expire after 30 days so if you found a job and forgot, your posting will fade into the mists of time.
How do I post for hiring?
That works almost the same way, except instead of Available you say Hiring. For example:@HeyAvailable Hiring: We need a intermediate-level #wordpress #php and #jquery for about six weeks full time. Apply at http://denimandsteel.com/work
And if we hire someone?
Just tweet:@HeyAvailable NotHiring
And your posting will be removed. Hiring posts also expire after 30 days.
Why is Available ignoring me?
Your location must be set to Vancouver. If that’s not it, you may have been blocked for mischief. Or something has gone wrong, in which case see the next bit.