I hope that by now, Twitter is a little less confusing. In the age-old question of “do you want the good news or the bad news,” I’m going to roll right into the info that might make you frown…although the news isn’t as awful as you might think!
Twitter is here to stay. You might as well get used to it.
The good news is that there are a lot of free tools out there to help you make the most of Twitter (which is what I’ll be talking about in this article).
- When I do individual job search coaching with my resume writing clients here in Phoenix, I always share my favorite Twitter/job search tool TwitJobSearch. It has a great set up and is really simple to use. All you need to do is type your query and press enter. For example, if I type in “writer in Phoenix”, TwitJobSearch will bring up all the writing job openings that include the words “writer” and “Phoenix.” It couldn’t be easier.
- My next favorite tool is Hootsuite. It may take a little more time to learn how to use, but it’s worth it. Basically, you can set up to 5 searches that Hootesuite will automatically display. Included in my streams are “hiring in Phoenix” and #phxjobs. I know exactly who is hiring and who posted the vacancy. Best of all, not all job seekers have jumped onto the Twitter train, so you may have an edge here that your competition lacks.
- Last, but certainly not least, here is the link to a great article posted on the site Mashable about using Twitter as a job seeker: http://mashable.com/2013/10/17/twitter-job-hunting/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link
Hope this is helpful and happy hunting!