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Twitter can be a very effective tool in your job search. This can be as simple as tweeting that you are looking for a job, and linking to your blog, website or LinkedIn profile. (Shorten the URL to allow it to be retweeted.)
Want to connect more strategically? Here are some examples:
If you are an experienced Twitter user, and are worried about an employer seeing some of your past tweets, consider using a service like Tweet Delete. This is a twitter app that connects with your account and can be automatically set to delete your old tweets after a certain period of time has elapsed.
Twitter is all about constant updates. The more you communicate back and forth with connections, the more people you will find and better relationships you will form.
You may meet people that participate in tweet chats, on hash tags and in general conversation. Direct message someone and ask them to meet you for a coffee and then get to know what they do. Social media is not a self-centred medium. You need to have a genuine interest in the people you meet and the information they have to share with you.
Put your job pitch in your biography section, making it clear what you are looking for. Use key phrases that reflect your industry. When companies look for new candidates, they may use tools like Twitter to find matches.
Make sure that you use a professional looking picture as your avatar. This is the first time that an employer may have seen you; make sure you leave a good impression.
When promoting yourself on Twitter, you have a limit on your bio, so using the background image gives an endless amount of space to play with. You can put photos of other work you may have done, or highlight your technical skills.
Using Twitter’s 'see what’s happening right now' function will allow you to see if people are looking for jobs within your area.
Hash tagging is a simple way of searching for tweets that have common topics. Therefore using tags related to your job will help increase the chances of you finding a job for example: #hireme, #linkedinme, #profile, #needajob etc.
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