Find job postings
Use Twitter to access job postings instead of spending time visiting multiple websites separately. Increase the effectiveness of your job posting search with the following tips:
- Find and follow companies you want to work for
- Companies will often post job openings on Twitter and some companies will have accounts dedicated to job postings
- Follow job boards
- Some job boards will post new positions to their Twitter feed. There are also some job boards that exist only on Twitter
- Do a search for your industry, location and job postings to see the kinds of profiles that show up. There may be a job board specific to your industry and location
- Follow industry associations
- Many industries will have an association, organization or group page on Twitter. Following these will give you access to up-to-date information about the industry and networking contacts and often job postings too
- Follow recruiters
- Use the search feature to find recruiters. Many recruiters are connected to other recruiters. After finding one, look through their following/follower lists for more recruiters.
- Connect and develop networking relationships with recruiters
- Use the search feature to find postings
- Use Twitter search to look for jobs that are tweeted using keywords and hashtags that pertain to your area of interest.
Engage with your followers
Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise by tweeting about the field of work you are interested in.
Retweeting and sharing information in a professional manner also helps to develop your online reputation and build relationships with your connections.
Link your profiles
Maximize your online image by using your Twitter profile to connect people to your LinkedIn account. Connect to your other online profiles from your Twitter account.
Give your profile a professional image
Your Twitter bio is your first impression, so make sure it sells you. Consider the kind of information you want an employer to know about you if all they could see was your bio. Include information on your industry, expertise level, accomplishments and career goals.
- Get ideas for what to include in your profile by looking at profiles from other people in the same industry.
- Include a professional looking photo of yourself. The picture should be clear enough that a recruiter could recognize you in person.
- Ensure the information is consistent with your other online profiles to reinforce your online brand.