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  • What do you think of when you hear the word Twitter/What do you associate with Twitter?How many people here have Twitter accounts?Today we’re going to talk about…What is Twitter?How does it work?How can it help you with your job search?Twitter is a form of micro-blogging.Twitter = sending and receiving messages from people all over the world, not just people whom you know.Why would you want to do this?There are a few reasons.-To get lots of information, quickly.-To get your message (“Hire me!”)-To connect to other people.Twitter is all about connecting with others.
  • From lanceturner.wordpress.com:Do1) Decide on your Twitter goals and act accordingly – Decide early on why you’re on Twitter. Are you branding yourself, your company? Are you wanting to keep up with people, groups and news in your industry? Or are you on their for social reasons? Thinking through this will help you decide the types of things you broadcast on Twitter.2) Consider personal and professional Twitter profiles – This might seem ridiculous, but it’s common, and it helps you target your tweets to the appropriate audience. Services like TweetDeck allow you to easily manage multiple Twitter accounts, so personal items can go to one account, and more professional content can flow through another.3) Ask about any company social media policies and follow them – More and more companies in the media industry and beyond are starting to develop specific policies around employees’ use of social networks, often putting limits on when employees can use social networks, how they use them and what types of content they can produce. It would be smart to ask your company about what those policies are.4) Find a voice and stick to it – What type of content will you share with your followers? What is the tone of your tweets? How often will you tweet? Will you be funny, serious, ironic, straightforward? Thinking about your “Twitter persona” will help you define boundaries and help you create better content.5) Remember: The Internet never forgets – Thanks to Google, everything you’ve every posted to Twitter is searchable — often including the things you thought you deleted. Keep this in mind each and every time your tweet.
  • This is what your page will look like. Under home is where tweets from others will show up.
  • Twitter is about interaction with other people.You can use directories such as Twello (demo)
  • You can also search twitter using keywords like “marketing” or “business”
  • Twitter Job Search Presentation

    1. 1. Tweeting For Work:<br />Using Twitter in Your Job Search<br />HIRE ME.<br />Dick Smith LibraryTarleton State University<br />
    2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />
    3. 3. PROSCONS<br />Connect with others Privacy concerns<br />Lots of info, fast Can be time-consuming<br />Fun Results not immediate<br />
    4. 4. BEFORE YOU GET AN ACCOUNT…<br /><ul><li>Public or private updates?
    5. 5. Use a professional picture and background
    6. 6. Use your real name
    7. 7. Follow people who give out valuable info
    8. 8. Make connections
    9. 9. Tweet your friends using a different account</li></li></ul><li>SIGNING UP<br />www.twitter.com<br />
    10. 10. YOUR HOMEPAGE<br />
    11. 11. ACCOUNT INFO<br />Add a link to your resume or Linked In profile<br />Don’t search for friends (e-mail contacts)---keep it professional<br />
    12. 12. PICTURE or avatar<br />Use high-quality, professional-looking picture<br />
    13. 13. username<br />BACKGROUND<br />
    14. 14. Bit.ly <br />= <br />URL or link shortener.<br />Example:http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/newbooks92009.html#B<br />=http://bit.ly/3X6kUQ<br />
    15. 15. TWITTER GLOSSARY<br /> Direct Message (DM): private reply<br /> Re-tweet (RT): repeat a tweet<br /> @ reply = replying to a tweet<br />
    16. 16. Getting followers…<br />Photo credit: flickr.com<br />
    17. 17. TWELLOW<br />
    18. 18. TWITIQUETTE:<br /><ul><li>Tweet regularly.
    19. 19. Don’t spend more than a few minutes a day.
    20. 20. Interact with others.
    21. 21. Remain upbeat & positive.</li></li></ul><li>Actual Tweets (or, What Not To Do…)<br />&quot;hate my job!! i want to tell my bosses how dumb they are and how meaningless this job is, then quit, and be happy!“<br />&quot;Workin... This job sucks worse then the economy!“<br />&quot;smoking weed at work is so [EDITED] great :)&quot;<br />Courtesy of CareerBuilder.com<br />
    22. 22. TWITTER SEARCH<br />Twitter Search<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />
    23. 23. hash tags<br />Example:<br />#bankofamerica<br /># = hash or pound sign <br />tag = keyword, ex “Dell”<br />OPTIONAL<br />People add these to the end of their tweets so they can be searchable later on.<br />
    24. 24. ADVANCED TWITTER SEARCH<br />DFW<br />100<br />
    25. 25. ADVANCED SEARCH RESULTS<br />
    26. 26. New feature: Twitter Lists<br />For example: Make a Twitter list of the companies you want to work for<br />OR<br />Of the best job accounts on Twitter<br />
    27. 27. Twitter job search engines:<br />TwitterJobSearch.com: http://www.twitterjobsearch.com<br />Tweet My Jobs: http://www.tweetmyjobs.com<br />JobDeck desktop app(TweetDeck + Twitter Job Search):<br />http://www.tweetdeck.com/jobdeck/<br />Get RSS alerts for jobs (may need Firefox instead of Explorer)<br />Also read: 50 ways to use Twitter for your job search:<br />http://applicant.com/twitter-job-search/<br />
    28. 28. Questions?<br />Yvonne Mulhern<br />(254) 968-9934<br />mulhern@tarleton.edu<br />Twitter accounts to follow:<br />@TarletonLib<br />@TarletonState<br />
    29. 29. References<br />CareerBuilder.com. “Social Media Pitfalls.” http://bit.ly/1IJyDR<br />Evans, Sarah. “How To Find A Job On Twitter.”http://mashable.com/2009/03/13/twitter-jobs/<br />Morris, Tee. “All A Twitter.” http://bit.ly/KOft/<br />Thompson, Lance. “Video Dos and Don’ts for Twitter.” http://www.lancethompsonwordpress.com<br />

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