Using Twitter For Your Job Search

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Using Twitter For Your Job Search

  1. 1. Using Twitter For Your Job Search<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br /><ul><li>Twitter is a Miniature Blog
  3. 3. Twitter is Social Messaging
  4. 4. Twitter is a Social Media Marketing Tool
  5. 5. Twitter is a Search and Information-Gathering Tool</li></li></ul><li>Why Use Twitter<br /><ul><li>The ability to get the word out about your skills and talents to relevant people in your industry and target markets
  6. 6. Help to build relationships with people outside your immediate network
  7. 7. Allows you to focus in on certain key criteria in your job search </li></li></ul><li>Statistics on Twitter<br /><ul><li>1. Has roughly 105 million users.
  8. 8. 2. Adding 300 thousand new users daily.
  9. 9. 3. Drew 108 million monthly unique visitors to its site in March.
  10. 10. 4. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago was 50 million.
  11. 11. Twitter employees in January was 400 2011 and today compared to 8 on 2008.
  12. 12. Tweets sent on March 11, 2011 was 170 million. </li></li></ul><li>Why should I use Twitter to find a job?<br />To stay up to date with your “field.”<br />To expand your professional network. <br />To find opportunities.<br />To enhance your job search skills.<br />To appear (and to be) up-to-date with social media<br />Because the old method of posting your resume on Monster, Career Builder, etc. is not working. <br />Because jobs get posted only on Twitter. <br />
  13. 13. Common terms in “Twittosphere”<br /><ul><li>Tweet: A post made on Twitter by a user.
  14. 14. ReTweet orRT: Reposting something that has already been posted on the Twitter stream. RT usually precedes the original poster to give credit.
  15. 15. DM: This is a Direct Message sent to a twitter user. One has to follow you in order to DM them. DMs don’t appear in the public twitter stream but go directly to the receiver’s inbox.
  16. 16. @ Reply: The @ symbol is used to reply to a twitter user. E.g. @cstuckey56
  17. 17. # (Hashtag):A hash symbol is used to comment about a certain topic in a tweet so that people searching for it can easily find it. Searching for #SocialMedia retrieves all tweets talking about Social Media
  18. 18. Link:Including a URL in your tweet.
  19. 19. Tweeps: Twitter friends that one is constantly in touch with. Think about ‘Peeps’</li></li></ul><li>Let’s get started!<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Find potential “Followers”<br />
  22. 22. Start “Tweeting” away<br />Use Hashtags, RT’s, @, Links, and own Tweets to communicate with other Tweeps!<br />
  23. 23. Common Job Search #Hashtags and @Tweeps to watch<br /><ul><li>@TweetMyJobs
  24. 24. @TwitJob Search
  25. 25. @HRBlock, @UPSjobs, @CocaCola
  26. 26. Look for company’s in “Who To Follow”
  27. 27. #GEJobs
  28. 28. #(job position) Ex. #Sales, #Atlanta, #Manager, #SupplyChain, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Other Twitter tools you should consider<br /><ul><li>Tweetdeck
  29. 29. Hootsuite
  30. 30. Advanced Twitter Search</li></li></ul><li>3/1/2010<br />My rules you must follow<br /><ul><li>Never “Spam” or over Tweet.
  31. 31. Always give thanks for the person who is RT’ing or Mentioning your Tweet.
  32. 32. Quality is always better then Quantity
  33. 33. When you see an interesting Tweet, RT or Mention it.
  34. 34. You don’t have to follow everybody. Be selective
  35. 35. Don’t close the ability to Follow you.
  36. 36. Engagement is most important. Be involved and don’t be a “Stalker.”</li></li></ul><li>Thank you for your time.Chris Stuckey<br />(404) 271-3932<br />cstuckey56@gmail.com<br />Twitter = @cstuckey56<br />3/1/2010<br />

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