Using Twitter To Find Your Next Job

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Using Twitter To Find Your Next Job

  1. 1. USING TWITTER TO FIND YOUR NEXT JOB
  2. 2. Twitter Background + Stats www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Started in 2006 Over 500 million users 400 million tweets a day 60% of tweets sent from mobile devices 87% of Fortune 100 companies use social media - Twitter is the most popular for this group.
  3. 3. Why Should You Use Twitter www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Expand your social network Learn from industry influencers Stay on top of news Thousands of jobs posted daily
  4. 4. Twitter Terms www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Hashtag (#job #jobs #career) Feed Trending URL Shortner (bit.ly) Follower Tweet Retweet Mention DM (Direct message)
  5. 5. Twitter Profile www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Put job pitch in Twitter bio (160 characters) Professional avatar + header (Headshot) Customize background (www.LNPStudios.com) Include a link to your resume (LinkedIn profile) Establish yourself as an expert in your industry
  6. 6. Research www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Follow industry influencers Find keywords/hashtags #
  7. 7. How To Find A Job www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Follow your industry / Participate in conversations Be a thought-leader (Don’t just retweet) Use Twitter along with LinkedIn, Facebook, and blogging Don’t be overly professional
  8. 8. Be An Engaging Candidate www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Show what you’re passionate about (Show your personality) Recruiters know if they hire you - they inherit your network Add value to your community and industry
  9. 9. Accounts to follow by field: @ArtDirectorJobs - Art director jobs @cwjobs - Copywriter job @journalism_jobs - Jobs in journalism @juicyjobs - Green jobs @libgig_jobs - Library Jobs @mediabistrojobs - Media job listings from mediabistro.com @medical_jobs - Medical jobs @media_pros - Jobs for media professionals @narmsjobs - Retail marketing jobs @PRSAjobcenter - Jobs in public relations, communications and marketing @reflectx - Physical Therapy jobs @seojobs - SEO job listings @socialmediajob - Jobs in social media @travelmaxallied - Healthcare jobs @usmusicjobs - US Music Jobs @web_design_jobs - Web design and other graphics jobs Twitter Resources
  10. 10. Get Followers www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Be interesting Be conversational Follow relevant people Create lists A small number of GREAT FOLLOWERS is much more valuable than a large number of UNINTERESTED FOLLOWERS
  11. 11. Content www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios 4.22 tweets per day per user (Average) Create a schedule »» 40% educate »» 30% promotion »» 30% conversation Twitter is a cocktail party
  12. 12. Tools www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Hootsuite (www.hootsuite.com) TweetMyJobs.com (www.tweetmyjobs.com) (#TweetMyJobs) Klout
  13. 13. Follow www.LNPStudios.com / www.facebook.com/LNPStudios / www.twitter.com/LNPStudios Follow LNP Studios: Facebook.com/LNPStudios Twitter.com/LNPStudios LNPStudios.com
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