Twitter is becoming an increasingly effective platform for job seekers, with more people catching on to this innovative strategy to help land the perfect job.
If you are actively seeking work, it is a good idea to tailor your Twitter bio to include your job pitch.
With only 160 characters, it is important to spend a bit of time on this paragraph, which will ultimately be one of the first things a prospective employer will see.
It is also a advisable to select an appropriate avatar and Twitter background that will look professional and promote you in a good light.
You can link to your online resume or even your LinkedIn profile from your Twitter page, enabling employers to access more information about you with just a click of the mouse.
Recruitment companies and employers are moving towards social media to look for professionals, so connecting with relevant people and businesses through Twitter is going to maximise your chances of securing employment.
Regularly Tweeting about your job search can be a major boon, with sentences such as ‘experienced civil engineer looking for a job in Queensland’ containing keywords that may come up in an employer’s search for civil engineers in Queensland.
You can also use the search function on Twitter with the hashtag symbol before keywords to scan for results from people and companies that may match your criteria.