Finding Job Leads Through Twitter

What’s the best tool for finding job leads on Twitter? The answer may surprise you.



For years, I’ve been telling people to visit to get an idea of jobs that were available through Twitter.TweetMyJobs is no longer around; there’s a new name for it– I just ran a search using it, knowing that I have a position in Madison, Wisconsin and the site is not finding the job or anyone else’s posting about the job.

As a matter of fact, the site is pulling up relatively few jobs at the right level in Madison Wisconsin. In general, what I’m finding is the site is in not doing a great job of finding positions that I know are available, not simply my own, but others, too.

It begs the question, “What can you use instead?”

The answer is–Twitter. Twitter is now pretty good. I would use it to look at broad categories. Is that you’re not going to get positions near the city like you might on other sites. What you can do is enter a search term (keyword), the word “job” and the abbreviation for the state the position might be located in.

For example,”accountant” “job” “NY”.That will turn things up for you.

If you are looking for something in Long Island City or on Long Island, unless the tweet went out as Long Island City or with the specific town on Long Island, you are not going to find it. That makes Twitter less desirable than other search tools you might use.

However, if you are looking for something in a large urban city (New York, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, for example), it’s not a bad way to search. You’re going to turn up a lot jobs pretty easily.

Again, don’t forget Twitter itself



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