From my experiences, for sure I can say, Hiring Managers and CEOs turn to twitter looking for potential workforce. Very recently, Elon Musk took it to Twitter while looking for hiring for Tesla Motors! Proof enough, 180 characters are not any less to give a shout out while looking for hiring or get hired.
|Twitter for Job Search|
#1. Make Your Name Your Handle
Twitter user name is called handle, represented as @ Your user name is @user_name
You are on twitter for job search. If you already have created a handle like @someabcd it’s time to rethink and redo. Make your name your Twitter Handle. If your name is already taken by someone, you can make use of numbers or some truly cool words together with your name but keep it short and simple
#2. Your Profile Name
Write in full your first name and last name (surname). Employers want to recognize you as human.
#3. Tell about you in 180 characters
Include, name of highest qualification that you have acquired, name of your college or university and the type of job you are looking for?
For example: @HBS #MBA 2015 graduate looking for #Finance #Job. Hire Me
Check with your college website to know Twitter Handle. Inclusion of it in your description makes lot of sense. You can easily make loads of friends and followers from your college; some may become your referral too.
#4. Put Your Location
Location matters in getting hired. Twitter robot will suggest you many friends from the city you are. Some of those could also be potential employer.
#5. Put Your Website URL
If you have a blog or website or hosted code in some places like GIT Hub, include a link.
#6. Put Your Profile Photo
A passport size photograph make lots of sense. However, you also can put another snapshot in professional looking attire. Employers want to know you before scheduling for Interviews.
#7. Put A Classic Cover Image
Your cover image should depict your professional skills at large. For example some code thing or business or rocketry. Design a cover that go well with your qualification and experience.
#8. Find Friend On Twitter
Go to settings and then navigate to https://twitter.com/who_to_follow/import tell your email contacts that you are on twitter and they can join you. You will get many followers.
Number matters when you are on social media, its all about people.
#9. Follow Back Followers
When someone follows you, do not forget to say thanks and give a follow back
#10. How To Know Who Is Hiring
That’s simple. Look for Hashtags / #
Some powerful Hashtags for recruiting are:
- #Graduate Jobs
Also you can search for industry specific hashtags, like;
Save these hashtags in your favorite. When hiring, CEOs and Recruiters tweets job posts together with hastags and you will know, who is hiring?
Also you can make use of websites like TweetMyJobs.Com
# 10. Be Philanthropic - Get Noticed
Read tweets from recruiters and give Retweets (RTs). This way you will help hiring managers in sending tweets to many more people. In turn some may follow you, can offer a job, or become a referral. Also if you are lucky, a hiring manager may let you know about a job opening if he / she know you or follow you. Also when you see a suitable tweet useful for your friends, do not forget to give them a mention. That’s one good way of filtering jobs and helping each other. In turn you get may mentions, a must for successful job search
What are the benefits of using Twitter for Job Search
Using Twitter for job search has many benefits:
- You get information about many job posts not advertised in daily print media.
- You get opportunity to follow industry insiders.
- You can research about a company and interviewers better.
- You build your personal brand.
- Recruiters turn to social media for scanning profiles. A powerful presence on twitter can help you in meeting a potential employer.