The Power Of The Hashtag In Your Job Search

 

In a short space of time #hashtags have become a powerful part of the online communication process. #Hashtags can now be seen everywhere, from popular TV shows to advertising on food labels, to the point of being a part of most peoples everyday vocabulary (not that this is necessarily a good thing #tragic!).

No one could have predicted its huge success, but one thing is for certain, #hashtags can be used to help you get that job.

 

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t dismiss #hashtags, but include them in your tweets: 

 

1. Employers use #hashtags

You can find jobs simply by searching #hashtags. More and more employers are now using Twitter to source potential candidates. Make the most of this by using #hashtags, both in your tweets and search terms.

 

2. They can optimise your brand

If used correctly, #hashtags can be used to drive your brand. Pick one that best defines your brand, and invite users to use that #hashtag to engage with you.

 

3. They connect people

By using a #hashtag, it makes it easier for people, who are also interested in the topic, to find your post.

 

4. They allow you to communicate with others

Join a Twitter chat. There are many discussions on Twitter that are centered around a #hashtag. Some occur every week, but there are several chats that happy once only. Join some Twitter chats, or start your own.

 

5. They are easy to use

#Hashtags are easy to use. They can be placed anywhere in the tweet. Incorporate them into your tweet, and reach a wider audience. Don’t use too many tags though; it is not a good look, and will annoy other users.

 

For job seekers, we recommend these #hashtags to get you started:

1. #JobTips

Use these #hashtags to find some great career advice from employers and recruiters

 

2. #JobHuntChat

As we mentioned, Twitter chats are a great way to connect and communicate with others. This Twitter chat

 

3. #JobOpening

This #hashtag is used by companies offering work. Include this in your search terms to maximise your job opportunities.

 

4. #SydneyJobs or #BrisbaneJobs and etc

Look for jobs in specific locations by adding the location to your #hashtag. This narrows your search down to specific cities and countries.

 

5. #Hiring

This is similar to the previous tag. It is used by companies that are currently hiring.

 

6. #HireMe

Don’t be shy about letting people know that you’re looking for work. Include this #hashtag in your tweets, and allow potential employers and recruiters to find you.


So, don’t rule out the #hashtag. Include it in your job search, and use it wisely to get that job.

Olivia Salanitro

Olivia Salanitro

Communications and Marketing Manager at Social Check™

Olivia Salanitro is a Marketing and Communications Manager at Social Check™, a business that assists individuals to create a professional and compelling online presence. Olivia specialises in LinkedIn profile authoring, social media strategy and execution, and personal brand management through online engagement and monitoring.