Job seeking has gotten certainly different with the passage of time and nowadays it's hart to think about a serious and informed job seeker who hasn't gripped his fingers around the power tool that Twitter is. Like LinkedIn, another very popular tool for connecting and discovering professionals, Twitter is becoming a social networking tool that no one should leave out of their arsenal.
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The fact that these social tools are becoming so prevalent doesn't mean that they are easy to use. Don't get me wrong, most of them are perfectly fool proof for those wanting to play around with the features and formalize their connections, but to make them work as the social power tool that they really are one needs a little practice. It's like going abroad to an English school London area to learn the language among the natives: you know it has the potential to be an incredibly powerful experience for your development, but without some tips and advice it's easy not to fully take advantage of it.
Twitter, however, is not as easy as going to school. Even if you were getting into the hardest English course London has to offer, you would still find a measure of structure, guidelines and things you are expected to accomplish by a certain time and in a certain way. For most job seekers, however, there is no manual, no instruction booklet on how to use Twitter to their advantage: most have simply heard it's a great tool and dived in without looking back. Because of this fact, I've decided to list a few pointers that might be of help for those starting out and will surely put you on the fast line for new employment opportunities.
Looking for a Job? Make sure you list exactly what you are looking for as best as you can in the 140 word limit. Your profile is your way to say "this is me" in a permanent way that can be accessed by anyone at anytime. Make sure you can lever this information to your advantage, rather than leaving a potentially vital tool untapped.
Whenever you are job hunting, you've entered the realm of marketing. In this case you are marketing yourself, or rather, a particular persona you create for potential employers. Your tweets should be consistent with the image you want to portray, so leave all rants and non-sequiturs behinds, or create a separate account to handle your need for sharing.
There are a lot of really talented professionals on Twitter. From recruiters and staffing agencies to managers and resume writers, you can find a lot of people that can influence your chances of landing your new job. Make sure you follow the ones that provide you the most value for your time, as well as the ones with insider knowledge that can give you the edge you need.