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
Help to build relationships with people outside your immediate network
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.
3. Drew 108 million monthly unique visitors to its site in March.
4. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago was 50 million.
Twitter employees in January was 400 2011 and today compared to 8 on 2008.
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 />
Common terms in “Twittosphere”<br /><ul><li>Tweet: A post made on Twitter by a user.
ReTweet orRT: Reposting something that has already been posted on the Twitter stream. RT usually precedes the original poster to give credit.
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.
@ Reply: The @ symbol is used to reply to a twitter user. E.g. @cstuckey56
# (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
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 />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Twitter = @cstuckey56<br />3/1/2010<br />