Many job seekers use Twitter to follow recruiters and companies, learn about job search, and uncover job leads. They are “passive” users in that they follow and read, but do not post. As a result, they may feel like they are in stealth mode and have not bothered to put together a professional Twitter profile. This is a big mistake. Here’s why: Read More
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
Do you tweet? If you are a job seeker, Twitter just might help you find your next job. Recruiters are increasingly using Twitter to post job openings. But job seekers are also finding that posting on Twitter (tweeting) is a smart way to network, establish expertise and help others. Some tips for effective tweeting: Read More
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
Image is important when you are job seeking or working. The image you put forth – be it in person, online, or through your work – communicates who you are and how you work. Read More
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.
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.
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.
In our final report on recruiting trends for 2010, we look at the hottest area for recruiters and how to make it the hottest area for job seekers. Earlier we looked at a new LinkedIn Survey of recruiters that shows spending on job boards and staffing firms is down. It also shows recruiters are keeping a pipeline of qualified candidates and that the emphasis now is on quality hires rather than quick hires.