Tag Archives: Twitter

How to Use the 4 Major Social Networks to Get Your Dream Job

Job Seekers and the Four Major Social Networks

For quite some time, social media has been a major force in the daily life of the 21st Century job seeker. But which networks are the most productive? What should a job seeker do on each to get the biggest bang for their digital buck?

Here are specific tips to help you harness the power of each of the 4 major social media platforms… and get your dream job.   

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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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Make Twitter Your Favorite Way to Meet People

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Networking on Twitter is my favorite way to meet new people. And it should be yours, too.

Here are two reasons why:

It’s easy to respond to someone without being considered weird.
It’s easy to find people who have the same interests you.

But….

Never in a million years did I think one tweet would lead to drinks with the co-founder of a multimillion-dollar company.   

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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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