Yes, you can use Twitter to job hunt. LinkedIn is not the only social network for job seekers. However, because of Twitter’s 140 characters limit, a lot more creativity and strategy is required.
You’re probably familiar with the usual ways to network on Twitter, such as following people in your industry and interesting companies, and creating a robust profile, but how do you move beyond that?
1. Search for jobs
Many job openings are announced on Twitter. These can be found through the use of hashtags and keywords. Some popular hashtags include #jobs, #jobsearch, #applynow, and #employment.
2. Interact with people
Twitter is all about the conversations. So, be active and start conversations. Join Tweet chats or respond to people’s tweets.
3. Send private notes to potential mentors
Reach out to someone in your industry and let them know you’re interested in new opportunities. It’s a good idea to interact with them beforehand, through responding to their tweets and retweeting their content.
4. Create meaningful content
Don’t just retweet other posts. Did you come across an interesting article? Share your thoughts on why it was interesting. Make sure you’re reading a variety of material, to give you more topics to tweet about.
So make the most of Twitter, and don’t overlook its job seeking potential. Put your best foot forward to get that job.