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A Follow on Twitter Isn’t “Social” or “Networking” …Talk to Me!

Talk on Twitter

As I’ve written before about why people follow on Twitter, the primary reason (assuming you are not Ashton Kutcher or Justin Bieber) is… relevance. Something in your bio that leads others to believe you have, or can have, a virtual kinship.

So we follow. Regardless of our goals. Or how far along we are in job search or how close we are to accomplishing our goals. We follow.

But then what?   

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College Students: Time to Catch the Twitter Train!


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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Make Twitter Your Favorite Way to Meet People


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.


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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