These are the nine steps to help you find the perfect job on Twitter.
Your Twitter profile should be more professional
Your Twitter profile is an excellent way to make yourself more professional online. Employer-friendly profiles are essential. It is not a CV. Keep it informal and let you personality shine through.
Your bio should be under 160 characters. Take your time and write something concise. Use keywords to make you searchable by employers. Your degree, extracurricular activities and fun interests could all be included. You could use this example: Manchester-based fashion blogger and marketing graduate. Coffee and Love Island addict.
You can also change your DM settings to allow anyone to contact you, even if they don’t follow you. For recruiters who want to reach you, they will have a direct contact point with you.
Do not forget to add links to other websites, such as your LinkedIn profile and your personal site. Employers will be able to see more detail about your experience and background.
You should also choose a professional profile photo and cover image that reflect your personality. Employers who see your profile should be impressed by these images.
Your Twitter network should be built
It takes time and effort to build a strong Twitter network. No one can gain thousands of followers in a matter of hours.
Follow companies that interest you and people who work for them.
It is also worthwhile to follow some ‘thought leaders in your chosen industry. These people are not able to offer you a job, but they have interesting points to make about the industry and frequently appear in the media to discuss it.
Don’t forget about your peers. Your friends from university, and others you have worked with on projects, will all be valuable connections.
To get their attention, engage with their tweets. This brings us to the next point.
Talk to people you follow on twitter
It won’t help to follow only relevant people or organisations. Engage with them by responding to their content and retweeting.
Twitter, unlike Facebook and LinkedIn, is all about live updates. To keep up, you should tweet at least once per day.
If you find an interesting article, please retweet and add some of your thoughts. The person you retweeted might be thankful for the additional exposure and may respond. The connection is made!
Twitter chats are another great way to do this. These conversations are usually weekly or monthly and involve people using a particular hashtag to stay connected. You can find relevant conversations for your industry and join the conversation.
Although it can be frightening, the only way to make your name known is by getting involved.
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Find out more about job opportunities and research companies
Twitter offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of a company’s operations and the people who work there.
Keep an eye out for news about large company expansions and changes to policy and organisation. This can be done by following the Twitter page of the company and employees.
Another tip is to look for the person currently working in your desired role. Look into their past, interests and specialties, as well any current projects. You can draw inspiration from their path to the job , making your CV stand out at Uni.
Twitter has job openings
Although it may sound obvious, one of the best ways to use Twitter to get a job in a field is to search for jobs there.
Many companies and employees will use Twitter to share the roles they are looking for. So, keep your eyes peeled.
Remember that larger companies may have a separate Twitter account to post job openings (as well as experience opportunities). For example, @BBCCareers can be used to find jobs and career opportunities on the BBC.
You can also search popular hashtags such as #nowhiring or #jobsearch for #graduatejobs. You can also use industry-specific hashtags like #engineeringjobs and #salesjobs to find the right vacancies.
To keep track of hashtags and phrases you are interested in following closely, use TweetDeck.
Some Twitter accounts can also be used as job boards. These accounts are often specific to certain industries and will frequently tweet about internships and jobs. Make sure you follow them and check them often.
Make sure to use Twitter’s search function.
You can use Twitter’s search feature to find relevant tweets and job openings if you are able to use it correctly.
Generally, the most effective way to search for jobs is by using this combination: location + seniority level + ‘hiring’/’vacancy’/’job’ + industry.
You could search for ” London graduate job Media” to search for posts about media vacancies in London.
But, it is only the beginning. The search filters can further narrow down your search.
It is worth following the right accounts when you want to see only search results from people you know, and tweets that are posted close to you.
After you have searched for key terms, the search results page will show the option to add search filter options. You can find search filters if you use the Twitter app for your phone by clicking on the dial icon at the search results page.
To find the most popular content on Twitter, use lists
Twitter can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s not always easy to filter through all the noise and find the most valuable articles to share. Lists are a great way to help you do this.
If you find an account that shares strong content regularly, you can add it to a mailing list.
Click the three dots located next to the “Follow” button on the profile to add or remove accounts from a list. The account will be added to an existing or created new list.
You can make lists about any topic you want, from employers that accept 2:2 degrees to businesses with the best employee benefits.
You can make lists public or private . They will help you keep track of various topics with top-quality Twitter feeds.
Use Twitter to post appropriate content
Twitter is about being authentic and letting your personality shine through. You should exercise caution.
It can be very bad to tweet stories or photos of drunken antics, or get involved in angry Tweet spats.
Also, be careful about what you retweet. Sometimes, a retweet can be taken to mean endorsement. Employers will be offended if you tweet anything controversial or offensive.
Twitter is a great tool for interview preparation
Preparation is the key to any successful job interview. You will have a good chance of landing the job if you know the company and the interviewers well.
You can follow Twitter to see the latest developments, success stories, and trends in the organization, as well as the company’s unique position among its competitors.
It is possible to do background research on the interviewer. You can also view their profiles and learn about their interests. It’s best to not follow your interviewer via Twitter, as this can be seen as inappropriate.
This research will help you identify topics that you can bring up during the interview. It will also allow for you to impress your interviewers with your knowledge. Don’t get personal or you could come off as a stalker.