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Hot to find a job using twitter

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Hot to find a job using twitter

  1. 1. + How to find a Job using Twitter Courtesy of Mashable.com
  2. 2. + Twitter Strategies  Follow the industry you are interested in, and participate in communities you care about.  Don’t just retweet what others are saying; create meaningful content that people care about. Be a thought leader.  Use Twitter as a jumping-off point to your more detailed online profiles — a personal blog or LinkedIn profile, for example.  Many companies have job-related Twitter handles. Following those is a great way to keep tabs on job openings, rather than searching the companys website.  Build your network before you need it; engage with people who do what you want to do.  Don’t be overly professional. Twitter is a great way to showcase your personality and talk to people about your interests.
  3. 3. + Benefits of Twitter over other Social Networks  Twitter’s openness makes it a useful platform for showcasing your talents, personality, style, and interests. Recruiters can get an idea of who you are, and if you would be a good fit at their company. It’s not just transparency of candidates, but companies as well.  It is great for connecting meaningfully with people and companies you don’t already know, which is much more difficult to do on platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. You can develop a rapport with people you may not have access to in real life.  It’s easier and more convenient for a recruiter to reply to your tweet than to pick up the phone. Twitter facilitates quicker responses.
  4. 4. + How to be an Engaging Candidate on Twitter Just having a Twitter handle isnt enough to attract the attention of recruiters. They’re going to be looking at what kind of content you share on your account. You want to share a good mix of interesting and thought-provoking content, as well as tweets that give a taste of your personality. Show what you are passionate about, give recruiters an idea of your personality and interests outside of your career. Recruiters know that if they hire you, they also inherit your network. So make sure to build a solid network of people both inside and outside your industry. Interact and respond to the people in your networks. Add value to your community.
  5. 5. + How to Network Effectively on Twitter  There are best practices of use with any social media platform, and they become even more important when youre looking for a job. Use social media to help others and to contribute your expertise to the communities where you work. If you do that, youll be building up a lot of capital in those networks. So when you need a favor, people will be much more apt to help you out — because they know that youve contributed a lot to that network. Youre not going to build a very good network if you just promote yourself.  First impressions are just as important on social media. Make sure you have a great online description and photo. Be professional but interesting.  Don’t just use your Twitter as a means of self-promotion — be interested in what other people are doing and engage with them. Share others stuff before your share your own.  Actually network. Build lists for people across different disciplines. Join chats. Interact and start conversations. Initiate discussions with people who inspire you. It’s okay to step outside of your comfort zone.  Share content that is valuable. The more relevant contributions you make, the more others will want to continue to follow you.
  6. 6. + How to Network Effectively on Twitter  There are best practices of use with any social media platform, and they become even more important when youre looking for a job. Use social media to help others and to contribute your expertise to the communities where you work. If you do that, youll be building up a lot of capital in those networks. So when you need a favor, people will be much more apt to help you out — because they know that youve contributed a lot to that network. Youre not going to build a very good network if you just promote yourself.  First impressions are just as important on social media. Make sure you have a great online description and photo. Be professional but interesting.  Don’t just use your Twitter as a means of self-promotion — be interested in what other people are doing and engage with them. Share others stuff before your share your own.  Actually network. Build lists for people across different disciplines. Join chats. Interact and start conversations. Initiate discussions with people who inspire you. It’s okay to step outside of your comfort zone.  Share content that is valuable. The more relevant contributions you make, the more others will want to continue to follow you.

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