20 Tweet-Sized Social Media Job Search Tips
- How do I stand out in a crowded job field?
- How can I use social media to gain a competitive edge in the job market?
- What the hell is a personal brand?
Recruiters are often asked these questions, and fortunately many of us feel its important to help job seekers find answers. Below are 20 tweet-sized tips from leading career experts, many of which were shared during #NPRTwitterChat (a collaboration between NPR and Twitter's HR teams aimed at providing job search advice).
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- "It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a job, recruiters are always looking for you. Be ready." @ThisIsLars (tweet this)
- "Use SM to network. Reach out to people who are doing the job you aspire to + ask questions." @TdoubleD (tweet this)
- "You can find a job on twitter by helping other people find jobs on Twitter. Good karma and reciprocity are valued." @lruettimann (tweet this)
- "Own your brand. What do your last 20 tweets say about you?" @JMass (tweet this)
- "Create lists to show you know your industry–a unique way to stand out and help others." @SusanLaMotte (tweet this)
- "What's a personal brand? Google yourself." @ThisIsLars (tweet this)
- "Check Wefollow and Listorious to find and follow thought leaders in your industry." @Keppie_Careers (tweet this)
- "Recruiters and hiring managers can see via your #twitter that in hiring you, they inherit your network 2!" @SHRMSMG (tweet this)
- "Share valuable content-the more relevant contributions u make, the more others will want to connect w/u." @anitra10 (tweet this)
- "Consider building a personal web page (eg. about.me). They’re effective, creative supplements to resume." @dobbins (tweet this)
- "At networking events you have to speak up, get out of comfort zone. Listen & Learn. Twitter is same." @JenniferMcClure (tweet this)
- "It's not what you know, it's who you know. Also important: what the internet knows about you." @mattcharney (tweet this)
- "Authenticity = degree of transparency UR comfortable sharing. Don't fear UR personality." @jmass (tweet this)
- Here's a guide for how to use #LinkedIn as a job seeker. http://slidesha.re/17EPgcG Good luck. @lruettimann (tweet this)
- "Follow people at target companies on twitter. Linkedin-search types of people that your target company hires." @clairetapia (tweet this)
- "What if you treat each bullet on your resume as a tweet? It’d get some attention+cut thru the clutter." @nikilustig (tweet this)
- "I was told that good jobs come to those who bust their butts and get lucky. You need both." @skuranda (tweet this)
- "Networking: Use SM as a sourcing tool. Then find events where u can translate "names" into relationships." @lruettimann (tweet this)
- "Alumni networks are great avenues, I'm more likely to help out someone who went to my school." @LindsayClaiborn (tweet this)
- "Don’t be a ‘personal brand’, be a person." @ThisIsLars (tweet this)