Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tips for a Twitter Job Search

Hunting for a job on Twitter can be tricky, particularly because the social network combines a person's personal and professional identities. Here are some tips, gathered from recruiters, job-seekers and career experts, on how to best leverage the social network.
  • Follow companies – and if possible, individual hiring managers and employees -- you'd like to work with.
  • Re-tweet and converse with hiring managers and employees at companies of interest. If you're currently employed, you can directly message employers once you have established a rapport.
  • Use your profile to indicate you're looking for a job. Nothing says social-media novice more than a Twitter account with the default picture, but make sure your photo shows you in a professional, positive light.
  • Don't shy away from personal tweets or humor, as hiring managers want to know what you'd be like among colleagues. But keep posts clean.

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