How to Get a Job Using Twitter
When most people think of networking and job hunting, LinkedIn is the first site that comes to mind. But did you know that Twitter can also be an incredibly valuable source for the job hunter? Rather than scouring job boards for stale ads and yesterday’s openings, here are some unique ways to use Twitter to land that dream job.
TwitterJobCast – Real-time updates on new job postings via Twitter. Search by keyword and filter by zip code or city to see exactly who's hiring and where. TwitHire is another Twitter job search engine, with more of a focus on design, programming and sales jobs.
If you’re looking to work at Twitter itself, follow @JoinTheFlock to get the latest news on open positions at Twitter. Internships and full-time work are also available for college students – follow @TwitterU for updates.
Simply using Twitter’s keyword search feature can get you in touch with industry leaders and experts. Sharing industry news, starting up discussions based on relevant blog posts and linking to your work or projects in progress can all stand out on a hiring manager’s radar.
Beyond keeping your tweets up to date, it’s also a good idea to tap into all of Twitter’s profile building features. Including a link to your résumé/CV can easily be done using a virtual tool like VisualCV (free) or by using one of the many available “digital business cards”.
Even casting a net into the Twittersphere can land potential opportunities, particularly if you’ve built up an active presence and gained a targeted following on Twitter.
Let people know you’re interested and you may discover connections you never knew existed!