8 Apr

Using Twitter for Job Search

In 140 characters or less, Twitter allows you to connect with a universe of people for social and professional networking. Many people have found Twitter a very useful tool for effective job search. Here’s how you can utilize the power of micro blogging for your next job:

Create an account

Create a Twitter account. Use the ‘bio’ section for filling in the ‘Twit-pitch’. The Twitter background also offers a wide space for personal branding.

Tweet

Once the account is created, start posting tweets related to your profession. You can add links to your blog or other interesting articles on the web that you think will be useful for others. Remember useful content is the one that attracts most attention. So tweeting about what you had for lunch or other personal stuff must not be a major part of your tweets.

Connect

Now that the page is all filled in, start connecting with people of your interest. There are many Twitter tools available to help you find resourceful people for your job search. Start following them and connect with them by joining the conversations to build relationships. Let people know that you are looking for a job by tweeting regularly or sending direct messages.

Search Jobs

Twitter also has a job portal where jobs are posted by recruiters, employers and job sites. On Twitter, you have the quickest access to view and apply to the jobs of your interest.

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