In the age of social media, many job seekers are using social networking sites to assist in their job search. While LinkedIn may be the first to come to mind, you can also use Twitter to find a job.
Use these tips to tweet your way to a job:
Be Engaging – Just having a Twitter account isn’t enough to land you a job. Recruiters are going to be looking at what you’re sharing on Twitter, so tweet intriguing and thought-provoking information as well as tweets that showcase your personality. Mention what you’re looking for in a job so people know what your goal is.
Socially Network – First impressions are just as important on Twitter as in real life so make your Twitter bio professional but interesting. Follow the industry you’re interested in and engage with those in that community. Search for job-related Twitter handles for your dream companies and follow them to keep up with job openings and company information. Also follow recruiters and hiring managers and participate in their conversations.
Participate in Twitter Chats – Twitter chats are regularly scheduled chats on Twitter that are organized by a hashtag and are a great way to engage with others. There are many chats that cover topics like job hunting, internships, and networking. Check out #CareerChat on Tuesdays at 1pm EST, #JobHuntChat on Mondays at 10pm EST, and #ResuChat on Tuesdays at 8pm EST.
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