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Tweeting For Work:<br />Using Twitter in Your Job Search<br />HIRE ME.<br />Dick Smith LibraryTarleton State University<br />
What is Twitter?<br />
PROSCONS<br />Connect with others		Privacy concerns<br />Lots of info, fast			Can be time-consuming<br />Fun					Results n...
BEFORE YOU GET AN ACCOUNT…<br /><ul><li>Public or private updates?
Use a professional picture and background
Use your real name
Follow people who give out valuable info
Make connections
Tweet your friends using a different account</li></li></ul><li>SIGNING UP<br />www.twitter.com<br />
YOUR HOMEPAGE<br />
ACCOUNT INFO<br />Add a link to your resume or Linked In profile<br />Don’t search for friends (e-mail contacts)---keep it...
PICTURE or avatar<br />Use high-quality, professional-looking picture<br />
username<br />BACKGROUND<br />
Bit.ly <br />= <br />URL or link  shortener.<br />Example:http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/newbooks92009.html#B<br />=http...
TWITTER GLOSSARY<br />	Direct Message (DM): private reply<br />	Re-tweet (RT): repeat a tweet<br />	@ reply = replying to ...
Getting followers…<br />Photo credit: flickr.com<br />
TWELLOW<br />
TWITIQUETTE:<br /><ul><li>Tweet regularly.
Don’t spend more than a few minutes a day.
Interact with others.
Remain upbeat & positive.</li></li></ul><li>Actual Tweets (or, What Not To Do…)<br />&quot;hate my job!! i want to tell my...
TWITTER SEARCH<br />Twitter Search<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />
hash tags<br />Example:<br />#bankofamerica<br /># = hash or pound sign  <br />tag = keyword, ex “Dell”<br />OPTIONAL<br /...
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Twitter Job Search Presentation

  1. 1. Tweeting For Work:<br />Using Twitter in Your Job Search<br />HIRE ME.<br />Dick Smith LibraryTarleton State University<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />
  3. 3. PROSCONS<br />Connect with others Privacy concerns<br />Lots of info, fast Can be time-consuming<br />Fun Results not immediate<br />
  4. 4. BEFORE YOU GET AN ACCOUNT…<br /><ul><li>Public or private updates?
  5. 5. Use a professional picture and background
  6. 6. Use your real name
  7. 7. Follow people who give out valuable info
  8. 8. Make connections
  9. 9. Tweet your friends using a different account</li></li></ul><li>SIGNING UP<br />www.twitter.com<br />
  10. 10. YOUR HOMEPAGE<br />
  11. 11. ACCOUNT INFO<br />Add a link to your resume or Linked In profile<br />Don’t search for friends (e-mail contacts)---keep it professional<br />
  12. 12. PICTURE or avatar<br />Use high-quality, professional-looking picture<br />
  13. 13. username<br />BACKGROUND<br />
  14. 14. Bit.ly <br />= <br />URL or link shortener.<br />Example:http://www.tarleton.edu/~library/newbooks92009.html#B<br />=http://bit.ly/3X6kUQ<br />
  15. 15. TWITTER GLOSSARY<br /> Direct Message (DM): private reply<br /> Re-tweet (RT): repeat a tweet<br /> @ reply = replying to a tweet<br />
  16. 16. Getting followers…<br />Photo credit: flickr.com<br />
  17. 17. TWELLOW<br />
  18. 18. TWITIQUETTE:<br /><ul><li>Tweet regularly.
  19. 19. Don’t spend more than a few minutes a day.
  20. 20. Interact with others.
  21. 21. Remain upbeat & positive.</li></li></ul><li>Actual Tweets (or, What Not To Do…)<br />&quot;hate my job!! i want to tell my bosses how dumb they are and how meaningless this job is, then quit, and be happy!“<br />&quot;Workin... This job sucks worse then the economy!“<br />&quot;smoking weed at work is so [EDITED] great :)&quot;<br />Courtesy of CareerBuilder.com<br />
  22. 22. TWITTER SEARCH<br />Twitter Search<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />
  23. 23. hash tags<br />Example:<br />#bankofamerica<br /># = hash or pound sign <br />tag = keyword, ex “Dell”<br />OPTIONAL<br />People add these to the end of their tweets so they can be searchable later on.<br />
  24. 24. ADVANCED TWITTER SEARCH<br />DFW<br />100<br />
  25. 25. ADVANCED SEARCH RESULTS<br />
  26. 26. New feature: Twitter Lists<br />For example: Make a Twitter list of the companies you want to work for<br />OR<br />Of the best job accounts on Twitter<br />
  27. 27. Twitter job search engines:<br />TwitterJobSearch.com: http://www.twitterjobsearch.com<br />Tweet My Jobs: http://www.tweetmyjobs.com<br />JobDeck desktop app(TweetDeck + Twitter Job Search):<br />http://www.tweetdeck.com/jobdeck/<br />Get RSS alerts for jobs (may need Firefox instead of Explorer)<br />Also read: 50 ways to use Twitter for your job search:<br />http://applicant.com/twitter-job-search/<br />
  28. 28. Questions?<br />Yvonne Mulhern<br />(254) 968-9934<br />mulhern@tarleton.edu<br />Twitter accounts to follow:<br />@TarletonLib<br />@TarletonState<br />
  29. 29. References<br />CareerBuilder.com. “Social Media Pitfalls.” http://bit.ly/1IJyDR<br />Evans, Sarah. “How To Find A Job On Twitter.”http://mashable.com/2009/03/13/twitter-jobs/<br />Morris, Tee. “All A Twitter.” http://bit.ly/KOft/<br />Thompson, Lance. “Video Dos and Don’ts for Twitter.” http://www.lancethompsonwordpress.com<br />

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