What the heck is twitter? Twitter is a way to talk and listen to a variety of people online. Think of it as a cocktail party. You talk to one person, and then move on to someone else. Ok, but how does this help the person looking for a job? Let’s take a look.
1) I started on twitter by signing up for an account (use your real name) and then I started following a few people. This gave me a feel for how people use the allotted 140 characters to make others interested in the ‘tweet’.
2) I decided to start posting but first I determined why I wanted to post. It is important to remember that ANYTHING you post is searchable by an employer. If you think they won’t look or won’t care you are mistaken.
3) There is no need to tweet anything or to follow anything. You can simply search for a company you are interested in or look for people in your industry.
4) Here are resources: an eBook to help you get started, information about #hashtags (search twitter by subject), and 50 twitter tips for job seekers.
5) Twitter is a more sophisticated tool than people realize. The tools for researching companies and people, establishing yourself as an expert and building your network are available to you. If you begin…
Twitter for Beginners – EBook www.CrowInfoDesign.com
50 Twitter Tips for Job Seekers
http://www.mbajobs.net/blog/2009/50-terrific-twitter- tips-for-job- seekers
How to Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags http://mashable.com/2009/05/17/twitter-hashtags/
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David CoonsMay 28, 2009
Excellent post. This is very succinct with great tips to get started for beginners as well as users.
Thanks for sharing. I found it very useful.
DeborahMay 28, 2009
thanks David. I appreciate the feedback. Deb
TBelknapMay 29, 2009
May I recommend Ping.FM and a little bit of work for job seekers? Using Ping.FM means updating your Twitter, LinkedIn, FaceBook and goodness knows what else all at the same time. Hook it up to a WordPress blog with a special plugin and you can seriously raise your profile amongst your contacts on LinkedIn and raise your authority level across the Internet as well. All at the same time in a single stroke.