If you are a Tweeter, you know the basic rule already: follow to be followed.
But how about using your Twitter account to boost your career opportunities? Used the right way, your Twitter profile can land you your dream job and that without the strong privacy concerns typical to Facebook users. Sure, you may still want to censor the language you use in your tweets and the ideas you spread. Yet, with a minimum of trimming, you can convert your Twitter account into an efficient job-hunting tool. Here are some hints and tips on how to boost your chances of spotting the right career opportunity and be spotted in return.
# Discover Hashtags
# – Your most trustful source of information on Twitter. You can use them even if you only want to be a passive job seeker, to keep your eyes open on the opportunities at hand and what is being said and done in the field, without risking your highly personalized profile being scrutinized by possible employers.
Here are some hashtags worth keeping an eye on:
#socialrecruiting: everything on using social media for recruiting & job hunting purposes
#mrec: short for mobile recruiting, all about recruitment via smartphones, career apps & the like
#gradjobs: for students or recent graduates alike, check this # for targeted job opportunities
#CV/#resume: information about how to perfectionize your CV or resume and use it to brand yourself
#interviewtips: all you need to know to prepare for the interview that can land you your future job
#careers/#internship: pretty obvious, use the basic words to find infos & trends on what you aim for
Stay tuned for more hints and tips on a successful approach via Twitter to launch your career!
Klara Losonczy @realworldmagUK