Social media job hunt: Twitter
Tweet all about it! Social Media is the most modern way to land yourself a job! Today we're having a look at landing a job using Twitter.
Twitter isn’t just about celebrities and posting what you had for breakfast any more. It's another great way to connect with people who work within specific sectors or companies, and is also an excellent tool for finding vacancies.
By networking with people, you can not only use Twitter to keep up-to-date with sector news and developments, you can also build up relationships.
Using Twitter can show off your personality and communication skills, as well as how in tune you are with modern media.
Consider two accounts: If you use Twitter a lot to chat to friends and personal updates, it might be better to make that one private. Keep a more professional public one for networking. You can still show off your personality, but be more reserved.
Follow newsfeeds and hashtags: There will be job newsfeeds in your sector, such as @journalism_jobs. Follow everything you think might help you find a lead to vacancies. Keep up-to-date with hashtags, which allow you to search for keywords such as #jobs, as they are being used across the twittersphere.
Connect with employers: Seek out people involved in the recruitment at companies you wish to work for, as well as current employees, to build up a useful web of networks. It is also useful to follow old colleagues, friends and acquaintances just like on LinkedIn.
Remind people you’re looking for work: Don’t scream “Hire me!” every day, but regularly mention that you’re looking for work. Spread it out evenly between tweets about your expertise, sharing industry relevant content and connecting with others. This keeps you in people’s minds should they hear of a suitable vacancy.