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10 reasons why you cant ignore twitter for job search

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10 reasons why you cant ignore twitter for job search

  1. 1. 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Twitter for Job Search Vaneese J. Barr ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 1
  2. 2. Job Postings Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 2 <ul><li>1+ million job tweets each month via TweetMyJobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>7,000+ employers </li></ul><ul><li>7,700+ job channels </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered to your mobile phone, fast & fresh! </li></ul>Twitter Tip: Explore www.TweetMyJOBS.com and subscribe to relevant job channels. Or, check out www.TwitterJobSearch.com. 8-to-1 ratio of jobseekers- to-jobs
  3. 3. 11,000+ Recruiters Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 3 <ul><ul><li>Recruiters on Twitter … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are forward-thinking &quot;early adopters&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View candidates using Twitter as “A” candidates </li></ul></ul>Twitter Tip: Search sites like www.tweepsearch.com and www.twellow.com for recruiters in your area using keywords such as &quot;recruiter&quot; and &quot;Dallas”.
  4. 4. Employers Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 4 <ul><li>The smartest job-search strategy involves the “C.I.O.” approach … target: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C = Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I = Influencers (internally & externally) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O = Opportunities that materialize when talking with influencers and networking contacts. </li></ul></ul>Twitter Tip: Use Twitter's Advanced Search Feature to search for company names and influencers http://search.twitter.com/advanced
  5. 5. Networking Contacts Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 5 Networking is the Twitter Tip: Engage in &quot;agenda-less conversations&quot; with people on Twitter … which leads to relationship, trust, understanding of employer’s needs, opportunity to be a solution, and ultimately, employment. of job search.
  6. 6. Research Can Be Done on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 6 Twitter can give you an inside look at the company's culture. Twitter Tip: Sites like www.tweetfeel.com can give a feel for the sentiments being expressed about a company. At www.monitter.com, you can find the inside scoop on what's being said about the company, its product(s), its people, and more.
  7. 7. Personal Brands Are Brandished on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 7 <ul><li>Twitter—a great place to create chemistry & convey cultural fit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be on-brand with your username (ex. @CIOintheKnow, @AdminExpert) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be on-brand with tweets </li></ul></ul>Twitter Tip: On-brand tweets can include personal information. Be mindful to maintain an approx. 75:25 ratio for professional vs. personal tweets. Make sure personal tweets aren’t TMI (too much information) or OS (overshares).
  8. 8. Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 8 <ul><li>Job Angels = grass roots volunteer effort where one person helps one person get a job. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands have helped “one person” get a job. </li></ul>Twitter Tip: Enter “#jobangels” (without quotes) in the Twitter search box. You’ll find a wealth of help, job leads, and more.
  9. 9. Career Coaches Are on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 9 <ul><li>Career coaches, job search strategists, personal branding experts, and resume writers tweet about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE insider secrets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>proactive career management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search for job-related hashtags: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#jobsearch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#personalbranding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#twitterjobsearch </li></ul></ul>Twitter Tip: Follow 100+ career experts, all contributors to the hit book, The Twitter Job Search Guide: http://tweepml.org/Twitter-Job-Search-Guide/
  10. 10. Leverage Other Profiles on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 10 <ul><li>Cross-promote existing online profile(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Posts/Comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Fan Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email Signature </li></ul></ul>Twitter Tip: Use “Connect with me on Twitter” suggestions on every type of media/marketing you use (resume header, email signature, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).etc.).
  11. 11. SEO Gets Better on Twitter ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 11 <ul><li>Tweets are permanently indexed by Google (and the Library of Congress!) </li></ul><ul><li>An active Twitter account boosts your online ID </li></ul>Twitter Tip: The most important part of your post for keyword/SEO consideration is the first 27 characters—they become part of the <TITLE> on your Twitter static pages (a page devoted to each individual tweet you write). Twitter uses the following <TITLE> format: Twitter/Username/[1st_27_characters_of_the_tweet]
  12. 12. ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 12 Twitter Tip: Follow the authors of The Twitter Job Search Guide ! @CEOCoach @SusanWhitcomb @Chandlee
  13. 13. ©2010 Susan Whitcomb. Used with Permission. 13 Vaneese J. Barr Follow me : @MsOnthemove www.otmcareers.com 415-378-8707

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