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    Twitter  and your job search Twitter and your job search Presentation Transcript

    • Twitter and your Job Search Philippe Gadeyne Social Media from strategy to implementation ™ 760-884-8081 [email_address]
    • Why Twitter?
      • Recruiters use of social media platforms
      • LinkedIn use grew from 80 percent in 2008 to 95 percent of respondents in 2009.
      • Facebook use grew from 36 percent in 2008 to 59 percent in 2009.
      • Twitter, ranked third with 42 percent of recruiters using the tool to source candidates
    • Your Twitter account
    • Your Twitter profile
    • Your Twitter information
    • Personalize
    • Simplify Twitter, use tools
      • Tweetdeck
      • Hootsuite
      • Tools like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite will help you centralize and organize your information, searches and communication.
      • They allow you to integrate Facebook and LinkedIn
    •  
    •  
    • Start following
      • Experts in your field
      • Official Twitter accounts of target companies
      • Recruiters in your field or your target companies
      • Employees in your target companies
      • Thought leaders
      • Industry news/magazines
      • Career coaches
      • Alumni associations
    • Organize
      • Use lists
    • Listen
        • What happens in your industry
        • What happens in your target companies
        • What are recruiters and hiring managers looking for
        • Look out for posts advertising new positions
        • Listen for advice from career coaches Get a feel for the kind of information circulating in your target market.
    • Retweet
      • Retweeting (or RT) shows your interest and get you noticed by the original poster
      • Retweeting shows you care and care to share good information with others
      • Retweeting is contributing
    • Post opinions
      • Start posting (Tweeting)opinions
      • Start posting valuable information and articles about your target job and industry
      • Start posting interesting articles that will help other job seekers
    • Engage
      • Start responding to posters
        • @username sends a message to the username and is visible to anybody following them
        • DM (or direct message) is a private way to contact them. They have to follow you back first
      • Create conversations
    • They want to hear from you
      • Increasingly, recruiters and hiring managers are looking for technology savvy candidate, show you are.
    • How do I do that?
    • 140 characters at the time.
    • Where do I find companies and people to follow?
      • Tweetdeck/Hootsuite search feature
      • Twellow.com
      • Twitter “Find people” feature
      • WeFollow.com
      • Twibs.com
      • TwitFind.com
      • Use # (hashtags)
    •  
    • Looking for jobs on Twitter
      • TwitterJobSearch.com
      • TwitterJobFinders.com
      • TwitterJobCast.com
      • TweetMyJob.com
      • TwitHire.com
      • TwitaJob
    •  
      • Create search agents
      • Use RSS feeds and send the results to your outlook or RSS reader
    • Responding to a Job ad on Twitter
    • 140 characters at a time
    • Be Concise
      • Use url shorteners
        • Twitter has its own now
        • Tweetdeck can do it automatically
        • Use Bit.ly
      • Send links to your resume online
        • LinkedIn
        • Visual CV
        • TwitRes
        • TwitSume