Monday, April 4, 2011

Using Twitter For Career Networking

There is an enormous amount of activity happening on Twitter each minute.  This activity opens up endless opportunities for businesses, marketers, and individuals. One rarely talked about strategy for utilizing Twitter’s widespread popularity is the seeking out of career connections on Twitter.

Many career experts discuss how to get hired from LinkedIn and how to find a job on Facebook; and while these continue to be solid job searching options, countless job seekers are already doing this.  One advantage of taking to Twitter for your career networking and job search quest is that you will be differentiating yourself and potentially giving yourself a chance to stand out from the crowd.

The first thing you should do is clean up your Twitter profile.  Make sure that your Twitter profile picture is a good head shot of yourself and also make sure your Twitter user name is professional.  You can easily change your Twitter user name if you don't feel it is appropriate for potential employers.  Lastly, make sure your bio talks about the sector for which you are seeking work.

Your Twitter updates should include relevant Tweets about your industry.  It is of course ok if some of your Tweets are personal, but it is wise to Tweet about your industry and job sector as it will show your passion and interest in your craft.  You should also Retweet others who post updates about your niche.

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