10 Ways to Find a Job with Twitter

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Opportunities to find a job are everywhere on Twitter.  Getting these jobs takes some different tactics than traditionally.  Resume’s are becoming less important as the importance of a solid social media community continues to increase.

In this article I cover 10 tips that will help you find a job with Twitter by identifying more job opportunities and positioning yourself as the best person for the job.

1. Start a #HireMe Campaign

Let your followers know you are on the hunt for a new job.

Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and send a tweet sharing your profile link.

Tweet valuable resources and do your best to help your audience out.  You can help people in your Twitter network by sharing their content, recommending them, and helping them build buzz about content they are sharing.

If you have helped others they will feel inclined to reciprocate the helpfulness, so when they see that you are on a #jobhunt they will be more likely to help you out if they can.

2. Use Job Hunting #Hashtagsjob-hunting

Send a tweet asking if anyone knows about new opportunities in your niche.

You can use #hashtags to let people know you are doing a #jobsearch.

Job Listings:

You can find general job advice and lots of listings through hashtags like #jobs, #recruiting, #jobadvice, #jobposting, #jobhunt and #jobsearch.

To narrow it down seek out more specific hashtags, such as or #prjobs or #salesjobs.

Job-Related and Industry Chats:

Getting involved with industry chats is a way to show your industry in a particular field and represent yourself as a knowledgeable person.

Also, if your search isn’t going so well, get involved in job-related chats, such as #jobhuntchat, #careerchat, and #hirefriday for friendly advice.

3. Build a Strong Network

A lot of successful Twitter job stories actually end with the punchline, “I wasn’t even looking for a job.”

The stronger your network is the more of a reason there is for employers to hire you, if you are willing to tweet on behalf of your employer.

4. Connect with Recruiters

Using the Twitter Marketing software TweetAdder I did a search for any Twitter accounts with the keyword “recruiter” in their bio.

The search returned: 5425 people with the word “recruiter” in their bio.

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A bio search is not the only way to use TweetAdder to build connections, you can also follow all people on Twitter list, or people who have recently tweeted a keyword or phrase you want to target.

To discover how to use TweetAdder for maximum effect check out this TweetAdder networking success guide.

5. Optimize Your Bio

Include a link to an online CV or resume in your bio.

Make it clear that you are seeking employment and taking action to find a job.  Let people know about the kind of position you are looking for.

Ask your audience to share your profile with potential employers and make it easy for people to contact you for more information.

Get your followers to connect with you on LinkedIn and take the time to create a complete LinkedIn profile.

6. Position Yourself as an Expert

Be a thought leader.

Speak your mind and back up your thoughts with facts.

Spark discussion with people who have large followings.

Insightful quotes and quality content are two tried and tested content marketing strategies that work very well for gaining recognition as an expert in your niche.

Having more followers also creates the perception of expertise.  If you want more Twitter followers I recommend you check out these 50 innovative tips and the service Grow My Twitter Network.

 

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7. Use a Twitter Job Search Engine

TwitJobSearch is one search engine for finding jobs on Twitter.  Below you can see what it looks like.

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Tweetmyjobs is another Twitter job search engine.  This jobs search engine seems more enhanced than TwitJobSearch but requires that you sign up for a free account before they deliver any search results.

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If these two tools do not give you what you are looking for a great place to look is Twitter’s advanced search engine.  The nice thing about Twitter’s search engine is it makes it easy to search all tweets and focus in on the tweets that matter the most to you.

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8. Start a Blog

If you own a successful blog this will be a clear indicator to any employer that you are a capable content marketer who could help create similar success for a prospective employer.

Having a blog also places you in the position of the expert and enables you to develop your voice while building trust with your audience as you deliver value.

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9. Follow Job Search Lists & Accounts

The Twitter account @JobHuntOrg created a Twitter list with 180 members that all tweet about new job opportunities!  Here is the link: https://twitter.com/JobHuntOrg/job-listings/

Another interesting list comes from @betterjobsearch and he describes the list as “Specialists in reporting, consulting and for job seekers, listings, job fairs.”  This Twitter list has 476 members.  Here’s the link: https://twitter.com/betterjobsearch/job-guru-career-work

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Twitter Accounts That Post Job Openings

job-openingsBelow you will find some Twitter accounts and lists related to different people on Twitter who are involved in the #JobSearch niche.

#JobOpening is another hashtag worth researching.

By company

@attjobs – Jobs at AT&T
@mtvnetworksjobs – Jobs at MTV
@TRCareers – Jobs from Thomson Reuters

By field

@alldevjobs – Developer jobs
@ArtDirectorJobs – Art director jobs
@cwjobs – Copywriter jobs
@jobsinhiphop – Jobs in Hip-Hop
@journalism_jobs – Jobs in journalism
@juicyjobs – Green jobs
@libgig_jobs – Library Jobs
@mediabistrojobs – Media job listings from mediabistro.com
@medical_jobs – Medical jobs
@media_pros – Jobs for media professionals
@narmsjobs – Retail marketing jobs
@PRSAjobcenter – Jobs in public relations, communications and marketing
@reflectx – Physical Therapy jobs
@seojobs – SEO job listings
@socialmediajob – Jobs in social media
@travelmaxallied – Healthcare jobs
@travelnursejob – Jobs for traveling nurses
@usmusicjobs – US Music Jobs
@web_design_jobs – Web design and other graphics jobs

By job type

@findinternships – Internships and entry level jobs for college students
@freelance_jobs – Freelance jobs
@heatherhuhman – Entry level jobs and internships

By region

@MyBristolJobs – Job listings from mybristoljobs.co.uk
@chicagowebjobs – Web-related jobs in Chicago
@ChicagoTechJobs – Technology jobs in the greater Chicago area
@ITJobsLondon – IT jobs in London
@ITJobsSydney – IT jobs in Sydney, Australia
@JobsBoston – Jobs in the greater Boston area
@jobshawaii – Jobs in Hawaii
@NewYorkTechJobs – Technology jobs in the greater New York area
@PDXJobs – Jobs in Portland, Oregon
@sdjobs – San Diego technology jobs
@sfmobilejobs – Mobile Web and Digital Media jobs in Silicon Valley
@mtltweetjobs – PR/marketing/social media/tech jobs in Montreal
@TopJobsInLondon – Top jobs in London, UK
@web20jobs – UK-based web 2.0 jobs

General

@betterjobsearch
@SparkHire
@ResumeInterview
@CareerHelper
@linkedIn
@Glassdoor
@JobAngels – Helping the unemployed find jobs
@indeed – One search. All jobs.
@jobshouts – General job postings
@simplyhired – Job search site
@StartUpHire – Jobs at VC backed companies
@twithire – Job board service

10. Take the Conversation Offline

Once you have established a connection with a recruiter or employer who has a job offer you are interested in the next step is to take your conversation to the next level with a call.

Connect on Skype or get a phone number and set up a phone interview.  Often there are multiple interviews but sometimes if the interview goes well enough that might be all you need to get the job!

Keep calm when your interview is on

According to Scott Rosenfield of Men’s Health “when it comes down to two equal candidates, employers hire the guy they’d be more likely to hang out with.”

So don’t take yourself too seriously.

Keep a calm and friendly attitude in your interview and it will pay off if you are up against uptight competition.

Feedback

Have you ever gotten a job opportunity because of Twitter?

Leave a comment and let us know how Twitter has helped you with your #JobSearch.

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17 comments
domaine maroc
domaine maroc

I've never tried to have a job with twiter, but i'll try

Deshawn Jacocks
Deshawn Jacocks

I don't think flaunt is the right word. When you are told what you can and can't do , and when and where you can't do it because its due to others health and you abide by it and suck it up. Then you get hit with how Tacky it looks or that the looks of it offends people, and you deal with it. Now here comes a product that helps people quit smoking and does not harm others, and the biggest concern is "the looks and action of smoking might offend someone". There are a whole lot of people who need to get a life and by that I mean stay out of others people's business and quit worrying about what offends you. Get over yourself.

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I've just started a blog and I'm hoping that twitter could help me with my content marketing efforts.

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jack

This is really good published article. Such a great yet interesting post. Thank you very much for sharing this useful stuff.

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I agree with Nick - Linkedin was supposed to be "the place" to post your achievements like a resume for recruiters to find you. Twitter is running circles on that site.

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hazelmae89

getting jobs on twitter seems to be very difficult for me. I even tried once but I failed. thanks, registered nurse salary

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Nick Recruit

LinkedIn is supposed to be the leader of online employment, yet Twitter is running circles around it? It just goes to show that although you create a tool for recruitment, it may not work correctly unless it has the right traction

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Wow, greats idea I really like what you have to say this, it has never occurred in my brain, because I think the twitter is a social media to communicate it. Thanks for sharing :)

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Twitter is the good way to marketing regarding of jobs advertisement.Thanks for this great blog and info..

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I have heard of many people finding jobs through twitter..it is a big market for job advertisement.

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muskie

TweetMyJobs has been a big disappointment even though it has sub accounts. Some job tweeting accounts tweet the same job over and over. I've been looking too long, but that means I've collected a lot of resources. Two Twitter accounts to follow in Vancouver are @HeyAvailable and @BestJobsInVan they retweet other people's tweets about jobs so there isn't much duplication. HeyAvailable is pretty cool, perhaps other cities/regions have something similar.

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Beside of Facebook, I am also using Twitter to build relationship, especially my profesional relationship through the medias which are providing related job informations or references :)

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