How Can “Tweeting” Help You In Your Job Search?
Twitter is best used in a job search to follow target companies and get up to the minute information including job postings etc.
Unrelated to your question bust since it has been mentioned, Facebook is great to let your own friends and family know you are looking for work. The more you talk about your search the more these people who care about you will keep an eye out on your behalf.
Most job boards and recruitment agencies use Twitter, usually to provide alerts about new jobs they have. I help people to identify the job boards that are relevant to their needs, and then follow them to keep an eye on the job market locally.
Secondly, being clear on what a client wants and the organizations they want to work for can help a lot. Follow the organization to get a feel of what they are saying, and help the client understand them better, especially when tailoring an application. You’ll be surprised how much useful stuff is out there.
Thirdly, as recruiters are more likely these days to Google prospective applicants, make sure the public face of the client is the one that would attract potential recruiters. Make sure the profiles on Facebook and Twitter are professional, friendly, and approachable. Tweet about your job search and the organizations the clients is looking at, they never know who may connect and provide some help.
Twitter is great at real time search, where you can also use search with # button and look for companies or industries or jobs that match your clients also following companies or hiring managers and get to connect with them one on one with a chance of a reply – The twitter apps like tweetjobs and the love chat are great.