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Using Twitter to Enhance Your Job Search


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Twitter should be explored as another tool in the job seeker\'s tool box. This presentation touches on the basics of the bio, tweeting, twitter terms, using lists, and managing it all.

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Using Twitter to Enhance Your Job Search

  1. 1. Using Twitter for Your Job Search
  2. 2. The Shift <ul><li>Today it’s not just who you know, but who knows you </li></ul><ul><li>Not only submitting resumes to HR, but submitting “you” out to the world </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the visibility of YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Building relationships like never before </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some Ground Rules <ul><li>You are searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Professional profiles in all media </li></ul><ul><li>Social media Golden Rule </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Twitter? <ul><li>340,000 jobs were posted on Twitter in February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Around 100 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Another tool in the tool box </li></ul>
  5. 5. Twitter Terms Crash Course <ul><li>Tweet- your message, up to 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>RT- Re-Tweet- send out someone else’s message </li></ul><ul><li>#FF- Follow Friday- tell people to follow other people </li></ul><ul><li>#=“hashtag”- indicates a search topic or Trending Topic </li></ul><ul><li>DM- Direct message </li></ul><ul><li>@- indicates someone’s screen name, such as @MicheleRempel </li></ul>
  6. 7. Job Search on Twitter Steps <ul><li>1. Build your bio </li></ul><ul><li>2. Follow and be followed </li></ul><ul><li>3. Tweet what you need, who you are, make connections </li></ul><ul><li>4. Actively search for what you need </li></ul><ul><li>5. Use Lists to manage </li></ul>
  7. 8. 1. Build your bio <ul><li>Include a thought-out bio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you only have 160 characters, but it should be shorter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post a good photo </li></ul><ul><li>Put your Twitter account on your LinkedIn profile </li></ul>
  8. 9. Bio
  9. 11. 2. Follow and be followed <ul><li>How do I get followers? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow people! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Companies you’d like to work for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job listing accounts (more on that later) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a search directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. 3. Tweet <ul><li>What do I tweet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell people you’re looking for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find quotes or sayings that people will want to RT (retweet), or write your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell people where you’re volunteering, what you’re doing </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. 3. Tweet, continued <ul><li>What do I tweet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask to connect on LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask people to follow your favorite followers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ #follow @michelerempel @fredmcmurray @boehler55 @heidifeemster”- pay it forward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RT other people’s messages </li></ul></ul>
  12. 18. 4. Search for what you need <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Job Deck on TweetDeck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A free application </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 21. 4. Search for what you need, cont. <ul><li>Look for accounts that post jobs and follow them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@jobschicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@chicagojobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@consultjob </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To name a few </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for recruiters and follow them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for Lists of job accounts </li></ul></ul>
  14. 23. Job posting Recruiter
  15. 24. Using Lists to Manage <ul><li>Make up your own lists, and/or </li></ul><ul><li>Follow someone else’s lists </li></ul>
  16. 25. Lists
  17. 30. The Goal <ul><li>Increase your visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Show others what you’re all about- your skills, abilities, humor, personality, the total package </li></ul><ul><li>Help others achieve their goals </li></ul>
  18. 31. Thank you!!! <ul><li>Michele Rempel </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>630-888-8571 </li></ul>