Category Archives: Twitter

#60Day Challenge, Day 9: Schedule a Twitter Chat

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Twitter chats – usually one-hour chats that follow a specific hashtag (such as ‘#blogchat’ for blogging and digital media professionals) – is a great way to meet mentors, influencers, colleagues and friends. These chats are also a great place to self-learn elements important to your industry or career goals – and to demonstrate your knowledge and passion for that topic.

Your challenge for today: schedule at least one Twitter chat for next week… and participate fully!   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 5: Reboot Your Twitter Bio

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Day 4 is behind you – and right next to that shiny new profile pic from Day 3 is a sparkling LinkedIn headline that creatively states your unique value proposition. So for Day 5 of the #60Day Challenge, we’re going to take all that good social karma and visit your job search best friend, Twitter. There, you’ll take your Twitter profile from “Meh” to “Marvelous!”…   

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College Students: Time to Catch the Twitter Train!

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I meet with college students every week regarding their job and internship searches. Part of the discussion involves networking via social media. Most students have profiles on LinkedIn, but when I bring up Twitter, I usually get blank stares.

In over four years working in college career services, I have not personally met one student who uses Twitter professionally. I have, however, expanded my online network to include students and young professionals around the U.S. who really “get it” when it comes to Twitter as a resource for their job search and professional networking.   

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Twitter 101: How to Tweet Your Way to a Strong Personal Brand

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Used correctly, Twitter has become a valuable tool for building your online reputation and bringing you to the attention of employers and recruiters.

Used incorrectly, however, the opposite is also true… you can quickly ruin your reputation and career credibility…   

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Get Found: Leverage Twitter SEO in Your Job Search

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Recruiters and potential employers search Google for job candidates… and Google loves Twitter. So, by leveraging search engine optimization (SEO) techniques in Twitter, you can make it easier for recruiters to find you! When someone searches on the job title you want, your profession or industry (and also your name) you want to be found. By using keywords as shown below, and by leveraging your name and professional title in your Twitter identity, your account can become a major long-term asset to your career: Recruiters Googling your keywords (job title, profession, industry, etc.) will find you because your Twitter account   

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This is How You Find a Job on Twitter

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There are a lot of people on Twitter discussing lunch, celebrity gossip, a bazillion things that you care absolutely nothing about… and jobs.

If you search Twitter a certain way, you’ll find many promoted jobs as well as unadvertised opportunities. Favoriting these tweets is one way of attracting someone’s attention. Perhaps, a recruiter’s attention?    

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