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Twitter Job Search


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Power Point Presentation I gave at Career Connection in March \'11

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Twitter Job Search

  1. 1. How to use Twitter for your job search By Rob Lichtscheidl, BA, MAT & Dave Rockey
  2. 2. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service utilizing instant messaging. Twitter is open ended and people and companies use it in a variety of ways, but the real value to us is job related research. </li></ul><ul><li>Readers Digest of a blog! (for those old enough to who know what RD means or old enough to know what a blog means!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does Twitter Work? <ul><li>Users post updates on Twitter that are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who follow them. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart phones made Twitter even more valuable!!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lesson 1: Twitter Vocabulary <ul><li>Tweet: </li></ul><ul><li>A tweet is a post or status update on Twitter , a microblogging service. Because Twitter only allows messages of 140 characters or less, &quot;tweet&quot; is a play on the size of the message. It’s a smaller “shout out,” than a blog. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Twitter Vocab Continued: <ul><li>What is following? </li></ul><ul><li>Following someone on Twitter means: </li></ul><ul><li>you are subscribing to their Tweets as a Follower </li></ul><ul><li>their updates will appear in your timeline in chronological order. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Networking Be much more connected to people who are involved in areas you are interested in. You can hear about jobs available at companies. You can Tweet people you met on Twitter, and in minutes have some information about the jobs.
  7. 7. Twitter’s sweet spot <ul><li>The best part of Twitter is that it allows you to connect with people you don't know, based on common interests. It’s an invaluable tool to do some networking! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Control and timing <ul><ul><li>Be more proactive in talking about what's going on in regard to my job search. So, mentioning things more often about interviews I have had, or people I have met with. This keeps it fresh in people's heads that I am looking for a job. They are then more receptive to offering help. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Jobs on Twitter <ul><li>A killer application (commonly shortened to killer app), </li></ul><ul><li>Wider appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Need to have </li></ul><ul><li>Super Mario </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  10. 11. How can I use Twitter for my job search? <ul><li>Employers and job sites post job openings on Twitter, and job seekers use Twitter to help facilitate their job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Its fast, free and controllable for employers. </li></ul><ul><li>Real time! </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><ul><li>Reaching Out – actively seek people you want to network with and say something like &quot;Hi - I'm looking for a job in sales or technology. Is there anyone you can think of to refer me to?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking out in the cloud. </li></ul></ul>
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  13. 15. Follow people
  14. 17. Who to follow
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