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Twitter and your job search

  1. 1. Twitter and your JobTwitter and your Job SearchSearch Philippe GadeynePhilippe Gadeyne Social Media from strategy to implementationSocial Media from strategy to implementation™™ 760-884-8081760-884-8081 pgadeyne@hotmail.compgadeyne@hotmail.com
  2. 2. Why Twitter?Why Twitter? Recruiters use of social media platformsRecruiters use of social media platforms LinkedIn use grew from 80 percent in 2008 to 95 percent of respondents in 2009. Facebook use grew from 36 percent in 2008 to 59 percent in 2009. Twitter, ranked third with 42 percent of recruiters using the tool to source candidates
  3. 3. Your Twitter accountYour Twitter account
  4. 4. Your Twitter profileYour Twitter profile
  5. 5. Your Twitter informationYour Twitter information
  6. 6. PersonalizePersonalize
  7. 7. Simplify Twitter, use toolsSimplify Twitter, use tools TweetdeckTweetdeck HootsuiteHootsuite  Tools like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite willTools like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite will help you centralize and organize yourhelp you centralize and organize your information, searches and communication.information, searches and communication.  They allow you to integrate Facebook andThey allow you to integrate Facebook and LinkedInLinkedIn
  8. 8. Start followingStart following  Experts in your fieldExperts in your field  Official Twitter accounts of target companiesOfficial Twitter accounts of target companies  Recruiters in your field or your target companiesRecruiters in your field or your target companies  Employees in your target companiesEmployees in your target companies  Thought leadersThought leaders  Industry news/magazinesIndustry news/magazines  Career coachesCareer coaches  Alumni associationsAlumni associations
  9. 9. OrganizeOrganize  Use listsUse lists
  10. 10. ListenListen  What happens in your industryWhat happens in your industry  What happens in your target companiesWhat happens in your target companies  What are recruiters and hiring managersWhat are recruiters and hiring managers looking forlooking for  Look out for posts advertising new positionsLook out for posts advertising new positions  Listen for advice from career coaches Get aListen for advice from career coaches Get a feel for the kind of information circulating infeel for the kind of information circulating in your target market.your target market.
  11. 11. RetweetRetweet Retweeting (or RT) shows your interest andRetweeting (or RT) shows your interest and get you noticed by the original posterget you noticed by the original poster Retweeting shows you care and care toRetweeting shows you care and care to share good information with othersshare good information with others Retweeting is contributingRetweeting is contributing
  12. 12. Post opinionsPost opinions  Start posting (Tweeting)opinionsStart posting (Tweeting)opinions  Start posting valuable information andStart posting valuable information and articles about your target job and industryarticles about your target job and industry  Start posting interesting articles that willStart posting interesting articles that will help other job seekershelp other job seekers
  13. 13. EngageEngage  Start responding to postersStart responding to posters  @username sends a message to the@username sends a message to the username and is visible to anybody followingusername and is visible to anybody following themthem  DM (or direct message) is a private way toDM (or direct message) is a private way to contact them. They have to follow you backcontact them. They have to follow you back firstfirst  Create conversationsCreate conversations
  14. 14. They want to hear from youThey want to hear from you Increasingly, recruiters and hiring managersIncreasingly, recruiters and hiring managers are looking for technology savvyare looking for technology savvy candidate, show you are.candidate, show you are.
  15. 15. How do I do that?How do I do that?
  16. 16. 140 characters at the time.140 characters at the time.
  17. 17. Where do I find companies andWhere do I find companies and people to follow?people to follow?  Tweetdeck/Hootsuite search featureTweetdeck/Hootsuite search feature  Twellow.comTwellow.com  Twitter “Find people” featureTwitter “Find people” feature  WeFollow.comWeFollow.com  Twibs.comTwibs.com  TwitFind.comTwitFind.com  Use # (hashtags)Use # (hashtags)
  18. 18. Looking for jobs on TwitterLooking for jobs on Twitter  TwitterJobSearch.comTwitterJobSearch.com  TwitterJobFinders.comTwitterJobFinders.com  TwitterJobCast.comTwitterJobCast.com  TweetMyJob.comTweetMyJob.com  TwitHire.comTwitHire.com  TwitaJobTwitaJob
  19. 19.  Create search agentsCreate search agents  Use RSS feeds and send the results toUse RSS feeds and send the results to your outlook or RSS readeryour outlook or RSS reader
  20. 20. Responding to a Job ad on TwitterResponding to a Job ad on Twitter
  21. 21. 140 characters at a time140 characters at a time
  22. 22. Be ConciseBe Concise  Use url shortenersUse url shorteners  Twitter has its own nowTwitter has its own now  Tweetdeck can do it automaticallyTweetdeck can do it automatically  Use Bit.lyUse Bit.ly  Send links to your resume onlineSend links to your resume online  LinkedInLinkedIn  Visual CVVisual CV  TwitResTwitRes  TwitSumeTwitSume

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