Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two ways to use Twitter has part of your job search.
I want to talk with you today about using Twitter as part of your job search. I’m not going to explain what Twitter is; if you don’t know anything about it, you’re going to have to research it elsewhere.
I want to suggest two things for you:
1. Follow recruiters, headhunters, employment agencies and hiring managers at firms that you target. If they say something that is interesting to you, try to engage them in conversation. Especially with hiring managers, it becomes a way to create a favorable impression with them.
2. Use Twitter search to follow conversations that relate to your particular area of expertise. Let’s say, you are a Java developer, #java becomes a way that you can find conversations to follow.#javajobs or #java-jobs might be a way that you can find Java positions that you might fit.
Twitter is vastly underutilized for job hunting. There is a lot less competition on sweeter to get the attention of hiring managers and recruiters if you are trying to reach out to them through Twitter.
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