Looking for a job or looking for candidates? Look on Twitter.

A little experiment in recruitment has been kicked off by @BJMendelson on Twitter. Using Twitter to connect job seekers with employers through the use of hastags. Hashtags are a community driven tagging process for adding additional context and metadata to your Twitter.  You create a hashtag by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

Brandon has created two hastags, Have A Job? (#HAJ) and Need a job (#NAJ), the details can be found on his blog. While Brandon is saying he will retweet the job ads the real power is you do not even need to use Twitter to gain access to the jobs and candidates.

If you are looking for staff, head over to Twitter Search and search for the hastag #HAJ, http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23HAJ. If you are looking for a job go to Twitter Search and look for the hashtag #NAJ, http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23NAJ. (Update: Ok I go the search the wrong way around!) If you are looking for staff, head over to Twitter Search and search for the hastag #NAJ, http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23NAJ. If you are looking for a job go to Twitter Search and look for the hashtag #HAJ, http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23HAJ.  You can pull this data into an RSS feed and get the jobs or candidates delivered directly to you. 

Nice and creative!