How to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Job

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.

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Founder & Director - Social Check™

Social Check™ helps individuals to look the very best they can online and ensure that their personal online brand is as strong as it can be. Social Check’s unique technology helps people to rapidly, cheaply and easily audit their existing online presence and then take swift action to remedy issues and improve it. With a background of holding senior roles in multi-national corporates, David is passionate about business strategy, social media, innovation, start-ups, leadership, personal branding, executive development, brand reputation, reputational risk and digital marketing.