Category: Twitter

How to Find a Job in a Different City

Job seekers have lots of reasons for considering work in other cities.  It could be for personal reasons, seeking a stronger economy, or hoping that there will be more demand for their skills.

Whether you are certain you want to move or are considering it, there are some special techniques you can use when looking for work in another city: Read More

5 Ways to Tweet Your Way to a New Job

Twitter can be a powerful and useful tool during your job search. With the recent social media recruiting trend showing that 45% of companies use Twitter to find talent in 2011, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Reaching 100 million active users this September, Twitter gives you a channel to make connections with people and companies that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Read More

Why Social Media Matters

Job boards may soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent report published by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), only a third of companies used social media to locate passive candidates in 2008, compared to 56% in 2011. In addition, 63% recruiters have successfully hired candidates via social media. So, instead of using job boards, where are companies looking for talents?  The answer is social media channels, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Read More

Twitter and Your Next Job

Twitter is very hot these days, and it can be a very powerful tool in your job search.  Last week we shared the mysteries of Twitter hashtags. This week, we go in depth on what Twitter can do for you. For the uninitiated, Twitter is a social networking service for people to stay connected.  Twitter is different than the other sites for a couple of reasons.

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What are Twitter Hashtags, and What Can They Do For You?

Twitter can be a very powerful tool for your job search.  Not only do many companies now post job leads on Twitter, but it’s also a good place to find and interact with recruiters.

Finding jobs on Twitter is easy if you know how to do it.  The most popular way to find jobs (or any other topic) is through the use of a hashtag (#).  What is a hashtag?  Hashtags are a way for people to categorize information in tweets to make it easily searchable.  Hashtags are like keywords marked with a (#).  For instance, do a hashtag search for #career, and you’ll come up with a list of people tweeting about career topics.

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Social Media 101 for Job Seekers

Many job seekers, especially mature workers, struggle to understand the role social media can play in a successful job search. Back in the day, resumes were printed and sent by mail and jobs were found in the local paper. Today it’s Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Ignoring these “new fangled” methods can greatly hinder a job search. So, for those of us born before 1970 (and some of you born after) here’s a quick rundown of the most important social media channels for your job search.

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