Use Twitter to find your next job
Perhaps you’re already networking throughout LinkedIn and searching company pages on Facebook. But have you ever considered how you could find a job using Twitter?
With around 350 million tweets per day, Twitter is a vast resource not to be ignored. Follow our tips to find out how best to use Twitter to find a job.
Keep it clean
All candidates should know that, in the world of social media, there’s no place to hide. This also applies to Twitter. If you’re going to indulge in the occasional tweet, keep in mind the image you’re putting out there and tweak your privacy settings accordingly.
Know your #hash
Hashtags are your friend. They can be used to filter out the endless discussions on the latest celebrity faux pas or political scandal. Try searches such as #jobs, #vacancy or #recruiting to instantly find a stream of relevant tweets. You can get even more specific by using trying tags such as #salesjob or #marketingjob.
Be a follower
Another key way to keep abreast of what’s available on Twitter is following recruiters. If you’ve got your sights set on a particular company, then follow their company stream.
Similarly, webrecruit’s own Twitter stream is a sure fire way to keep up with what’s available as soon as it’s posted. Companies such as TweetMYJOBS and TwitJobSearch also provide targeted streams of jobs and opportunities.
You really are one step ahead of the rest using Twitter to find a job. From press releases to breaking news, Twitter always has it first. And this is no different when it comes to jobs.
Use this to your advantage and strike while the iron’s hot. Make an impression and show your enthusiasm – who knows, you might land an interview before the vacancy even hits a job board.
It’s clear to see that Twitter should be part of any budding candidate’s battle plan for tackling the job market. Let us know if you have any more tips or if you’ve used Twitter to find a job by commenting below.