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  • Locating jobs Job Boards, Recruiters (internal and external) tweet jobs you can use search functions or follow targeted tweeps Establish credentials – tweet about topics that showcase your expertise and interests Networking – follow industry leaders and well-connected people in your locality or profession Intelligence Gathering – search on company or topical tweets, look for seminar/conference tweets using hashtag # searches
  • You can search Twitter to find people working at or talking about specific companies as well as job postings TweetBeep can be set up to send you alerts when key phrases appear There are quite a few job posting feeds, but the filters don’t seem to work well, looking for industry and/or area specific feeds and searches are a better bet
  • You can search Twitter to find people working at or talking about specific companies as well as job postings TweetBeep can be set up to send you alerts when key phrases appear There are quite a few job posting feeds, but the filters don’t seem to work well, looking for industry and/or area specific feeds and searches are a better bet
  • You can have more than one account, some people have separate ones for personal, business, blogs, even their dog! But let’s start with ONE Profile: 160 characters allowed to mention your professional and personal strengths Link: use your Linkedin profile, a business website or online resume Background: Select from several Twitter default backgrounds and colors. Creating a custom background is an option, formatting can be tricky, but illustrates graphic capability. Photo: I recommend a professional photo, suitable for Linkedin Notifications, you can be notified by email when someone starts following you or sends you a direct message if you don’t constantly monitor the service Devices: use to set up your phone to send/receive tweets
  • The basic Twitter interface is simple, but can be difficult to navigate because everything feeds into the same column. Fortunately there are several free applications that allow users to better manage their experience: Tweetdeck – most popular, what I use Also well-regarded: Hootsuite Twirl Categorize people you follow; jobs, advice, professional, personal, etc. Unique columns for @replies and DMs
  • Twitter For Walsh

    1. 1. Walsh College Taking Charge Workshop November 3, 2009 by Cleo Parker Job Seekers Taking Charge of
    2. 2. Twitter for Job Seekers <ul><li>How can Twitter assist in a job search ? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up your Twitter account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile & following strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul>
    3. 3. How Twitter Can Assist Job Seekers
    4. 4. Using Twitter for Job Search <ul><li>Establish your credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Locate jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence Gathering </li></ul>
    5. 5. Finding Jobs on Twitter: Passive <ul><li>Delivered to your inbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TweetBeep “like Google alerts for twitter:” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://tweetbeep.com/ to set up job alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweet My Jobs – set up search by channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tweetmyjobs.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivered to your Twitter account: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These can literally be overwhelming, huge numbers and variable quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Job Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.twitterjobsearch.com / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Job Finder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// twitterjobfinder.com / </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Finding Jobs on Twitter: Active <ul><li>Twitter Search: http:// search.twitter.com / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use hashtags like #jobs, #jobseekers, #hiring, #mijobs plus relevant keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Twitter Search to identify people who work at your target companies and recruiters specializing in your field </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Opportunities Research <ul><li>Use Twitter search to identify conversations about target companies </li></ul><ul><li>Identify business news sources to find target companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crain’s, Ann Arbor SPARK, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify corporate strategies and issues </li></ul>
    8. 8. Setting up and Using Twitter Tips for Job Seekers
    9. 9. Twitter Profile for Job Seekers <ul><li>Adjust Your Settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devices </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What Next? <ul><li>First, you tweet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging content stimulates interest in following you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find an article of interest about your field or a target company and tweet a brief comment and link </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then you follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify people at target companies, industry experts, local connectors, recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a system for monitoring key topics and connections </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Organizational Tools <ul><li>Twitter Lists – new feature to organize who you’re following within Twitter itself </li></ul><ul><li>Free downloadable applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck , Hootsuite , Seesmic , Twirl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in URL shortening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link Twitter to other social media, Facebook, blogs, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Homework
    13. 13. Twitter Homework <ul><li>Establish a complete profile on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet about an article, event or observation relevant to your professional goals at least 3 times in the next week </li></ul><ul><li>Locate and follow at least one Twitter account for 5 target companies </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a TweetMyJobs search agent </li></ul><ul><li>Follow @ cleoparker on Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you tweet about this workshop, I’ll follow you back </li></ul></ul>

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