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.
For the young job seeker, Twitter is a great a place to build awareness of your personal brand, get to know target companies and introduce yourself to recruiters who might find you interesting.
Yet less than half of all Gen Y job seekers are active on Twitter.
Let’s change that… and get you on your way to building genuine influence and getting more people to follow your job or internship search. But how? Why will others take an interest in you, and your career goals?
Although LinkedIn is regarded as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that shouldn’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals. It’s a great place to get connected and informed, and an especially good resource for growing professionally.
How can you best use Twitter for your professional development? Check out our list to find 25 awesome tips:
Social media-savvy degree holders enjoy a lush buffet of options when it comes to finding information about navigating the scary new adulthood graduation dumps them into.
Twitter users benefit from soaking up tips and tricks in chunks of 140 characters or less, requiring far less time than a clunky ol’ article. Participating in regularly scheduled Twitter chats might very well prove especially useful as well, as sessions cover essential topics like job hunting, healthy living, grad school, and productivity, and allow for exchange of information in real time versus waiting on a response.