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:
Use these #hashtags to find some great career advice from employers and recruiters
As we mentioned, Twitter chats are a great way to connect and communicate with others. This Twitter chat
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.
This is similar to the previous tag. It is used by companies that are currently hiring.
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.