I’ll be honest… When I first started using Twitter, I didn’t entirely know what I was doing. I could tell this was a powerful networking tool, but I hadn’t yet learned how to harness its power.
I’ve since discovered how to use Twitter as an awesome tool for a job search. Let me show you how…
Here was my very first tweet, from way back in 2008:
No responses. No retweets. No likes. #SadMac
Eight years later, I’ve learned how to make the most of Twitter—especially as a job search tool. In Lesson 3 of my free online course, How to Wow and Woo Employers Online, I share everything I’ve learned.
You see, Twitter is more than just following celebrities and commenting on the #weather. Next to LinkedIn, it is one of the best platforms for finding work.
1. It’s where everyone posts their jobs.
According to one estimate, 92% of employers use Twitter to promote their job openings. Check out how many job-related tweets I found over just the last 24 hours…
2. It’s the easiest way to connect with key influencers.
Finding meaningful work is all about networking. Twitter makes it amazingly easy to find and build a relationship with professionals who can help advance your career.
What starts with a simple follow or retweet can blossom into an influential professional connection.
3. It positions you as a polished professional.
Following a few best practices on Twitter can reinforce your personal brand as a competent, informed, and engaged professional—the kind of employee organizations most want.
Plus, your Twitter activity ranks very highly on Google, making it one of the first things a prospective employer will learn about you.
Of course, there’s a lot of noise on Twitter—a near-overwhelming amount of content to sift through. It can be hard to find the opportunities and people who are most important to your job search.
In Lesson 3 of How to Wow and Woo Employers Online, I’ll show you how you can quickly build a strong Twitter presence, and connect with the opportunities most relevant to your needs.
- Why everyone (EVERYONE!) should be on Twitter.
- How to use Twitter to start connecting with industry professionals and employers.
- How you to use hashtags and advanced search features to find unique job listings.
If you need some help upping your social media game, I encourage you to check out How to Wow and Woo Employers Online!