Job Searching the “Twitter” Way

We’ve blogged about using Twitter before as a job searching tool, however we felt the need to stress how the utilization of Twitter for the job search is a rapidly growing trend for today’s technologically savvy generation. Everyday more people are using Twitter to find jobs. Not only are people on Twitter to look for jobs but employers are also looking for people to hire. Some are on Twitter specifically to recruit. Twitter can be a very lucrative way to search for a job, get involved with the community and help others out. Use it while you search for jobs in other, more typical ways and you will land the job you have always been looking for.

What is Twitter? Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging service utilizing instant messaging, SMS or a web interface. Twitter is open-ended and people and companies use it in a variety of ways, including to job search. Users post updates on Twitter that are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive.

How can you use Twitter in the search for the perfect job?

1. Make a Twitter List and add the companies you are interested in working for.

2. Tweet blog posts that you find or write about jobs that are related to your field, etc.

3. Create a LinkedIn profile and link to that on your twitter page.

4. Tweet that you are job hunting every once in awhile. Other people can help you find a job.

5. Use a twitter job board, such as TwitHire.

6. Use TweetMyJobs to receive new job openings when they are available.

7. Use twitter to stay on top of things and keep your skills updated.

8. Use RSS feeds to stay on top of job openings.

9. Twitter about the job you are looking for

Get personal. Create a professional brand. After your account is set up, find a unique way to attract the attention of recruiters. Use key words and phrases that are relevant to the industry that suits your training and education. Not only this, but use Twitter as an extension of your resume. Keep it professional and concise — the more relevant your Tweets to a target audience, the more likely you are to attract the attention of others who may have connections valuable to you. As a means of connecting to others in your field, it goes without saying that following relevant companies and top industry players will keep you informed of any news or changes

Source: “Trending Stories.” Mashable. N.p., n.d. W

“Tweeting for Jobs: Tips for the Twitter Job Search.” ZDNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. eb. 15 Oct. 2012.

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