Job Search – Find a Job With Twitter

Twitter one of the largest and most popular social networking sites is increasing in numbers by the day, and not only is it a great way of following our celebrity idols and tweeting away to our followers, but potentially it is becoming a great resource for finding a job. As well as users turning to sites such as YouTube and Facebook, people are taking the bull by the horns and turning to Twitter. Erica Swallow at Mashable has been keen to find out more, and has managed to speak with nine Tweeters who have managed to find jobs through Twitter, and today we are keen to share some of their advice with you.

Firstly on finding out their strategies, it became apparent that when looking for that ideal job, to stand any chance of outwitting your competitors, you need to tweet like a professional. Also by keeping up to date with current industry trends and allowing your followers to find out what matters to you as a business professional, this will give a company a more in-depth look at you as a person. Judging by a story from Christa Keizer, this certainly helped, as she was recognized by a strategy and communications firm “Cone.” By using interesting industry-related tweets and giving her own thoughts on one of Cone’s blogs, she was instantly seen by Marcus Andrews, a New Media Associate. He was that impressed by what she had to say, that he first offered her a summer job which led to her being employed on a permanent basis. Proof is in the pudding as they say.

Another way of getting a job could be by using Twitter Hashtags. You can use this to initially find out information on a bigger spectrum to then narrow it down if needed. For instance, to source jobs listings or to gain advice on what avenue to explore can be done through #jobs, #jobposting, #jobsearch and so on. It’s not a bad idea to find out further information about the person(s) you want to work for and what their company is offering. If you source out a company on Twitter that is ticking all the boxes, then it is worth consulting them, even if they have no present vacancies, it is a good idea to keep in touch with them, it shows you are keen. Building up a network is paramount to the cause. By building up relationships with the type of people you want to be involved with, will leave you in good stead if a position comes up, you can automatically be contacted.

Whatever method you decide to choose when finding a job, social networking sites seem to be advantageous for potential candidates and employers alike.

Have you ever considered using these sites to find a job, and if not, will you now change your job hunting methods? To find out more, head on over to Mashable.

  • http://www.betterjobz.com Lisa J. Herod

    Great piece of advice for searching jobs on Twitter. Few more that can be used are #career, #jobhunting. One can also target specific niches by using hash tags like #itjobs, #salesjobs, #bankjobs, etc..

    • http://johnjonelis.com John Jonelis

      Bruce,

      A fine article. One that answers a question that was on my mind.

      John

  • rcrunch

    Here's another off beat way to find work: Buy Google Adwords for the names of the executives who work at the companies that you want to work for. When the executives (like so many of us do) Google themselves they see a clever little ad at the top of the page saying “Gooogling yourself is fun isn’t it? Hiring me is fun too!” That simple ad resulted in interviews and 2 job offers from the 5 companies a friend of mine targeted recently. Total cost was $6.

  • http://www.uvisor.com Walter B

    There are thousands of companies mass tweeting broad careers that you can choose to try and filter through or you could just go to one of the great online tools for finding a job that suits you and what you are looking for as far as desired salary, relocation, your skills, your education, and even your personality. I included a link as my website to one that I am a member of. It is called Uvisor, its free, its user friendly – anyone can make it work regardless of whether or not they know what they are looking for.