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Are you looking for a job? Have you tried Twitter? Thousands of jobs are being posted there each day! The first half of this presentation shows users how to find job postings on Twitter through their website, third-party websites and smartphone apps. The second half of the presentation offers tips for networking and professional branding with Twitter. (Best viewed with the slide notes. This presentation is also available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBVtyPWes-s)

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  • Advanced Twitter

    for Job Seeking

  • Introduction

    Why Twitter?

    Thousands of jobs posted there daily

    Job seekers dont have to register or post a resume first

    Good venue for casual, informal networking

    Great way to show your ongoing interest in and knowledge about

    professional trends

    - Offers immediate access to important people in your field

  • Introduction

    Why Twitter?

    According to 2012 Jobvite

    Social Recruiting Survey,

    Twitter is one of the top 3

    social networks that recruiters

    use to find candidates.

  • Module #1:

    Looking for Jobs on Twitter

  • Searching for Jobs

    Popular hashtags for job-related tweets:

    #job

    #jobs

    #career

    #careers

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

    Search by field of interest:

    #clerical

    #construction

    #healthcare

    #insurance

    #IT

    #librarian

    #marketing

    #sales

    See link for more: http://goo.gl/SBHqV

  • Searching for Jobs

    Tip: Double up on hashtags to narrow down search results

    #job #healthcare

    #jobs #clerical

    #career #engineering

    #careers #IT

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

    Potential problem:

    Job postings are from every geographic location.

    What if job seeker doesnt want to move?

  • Searching for Jobs

    Solution:

    Use Twitters advanced search engine

    http://search.twitter.com

    Searches can be narrowed by zip code (and nearby range)

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

    Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Searching for Jobs

  • Module #2:

    Other Websites and

    Tools for Job Seeking

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyjobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TweetMyJobs.com

  • TwitJobSearch.com

  • TwitJobSearch.com

  • TwitJobSearch.com

  • Tweetbeep.com

  • TweetDeck.com or Hootsuite.com

  • Module #3

    Smartphone Apps for Job

    Seekers

  • Smartphone Apps

    Smartphone apps that you can use to find jobs on Twitter:

    Jobtweets Jobsearch

    Twittcareers

    Twitter Job Search

    Twitters app

  • Jobtweets Jobsearch

    Jobtweets Jobsearch:

  • Jobtweets Jobsearch

    Jobtweets Jobsearch:

    Search in English,

    German, French

    or Russian

    Job seekers can

    search for jobs

    Employers can search

    for candidates

  • Jobtweets Jobsearch

    Jobtweets Jobsearch:

    What results look

    like for job search

    Ex: librarian

  • Jobtweets Jobsearch

    Jobtweets Jobsearch:

    Saves your

    search history

  • TwittCareers

    TwittCareers:

  • TwittCareers

    TwittCareers:

    Upon launch,

    displays jobs

    most recently

    posted to Twitter

  • TwittCareers

    TwittCareers:

    Can search in

    English, French

    and Spanish

  • TwittCareers

    TwittCareers:

    Example search:

    Librarian

  • TwittCareers

    TwittCareers:

    Can email jobs to

    self (have to click

    link in tweet)

  • Twitter Job Search

    Twitter Job Search:

  • Twitter Job Search

    Twitter Job Search:

    Allows you to

    search for jobs by

    keyword or location

  • Twitter Job Search

    Twitter Job Search:

  • Twitter

    Twitters app:

  • Module #4

    Building Your Brand on Twitter

  • Tip #1: Plan Ahead

    Twitter is public.

    Twitter is archived by the Library of Congress and other sites like Snapbird.org

    Come up with a game plan for using your account:

    How do you want to portray yourself?

    What do you want to tweet about?

    What professional topics do you want to have public conversations about?

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    What can you do to create a professional looking profile?

    Use your real name

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    What can you do to create a professional looking profile?

    Pick a username that reflects you

  • Tip #2: Create a Professional

    Prpfile

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    Use a professional photo

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    Draft a professional biography, say that youre looking for work, link to your resume

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    When adding header images, make sure you can still read your biography.

  • Tip #2: Create a Professional

    Profile

  • Tip #2:

    Create a Professional Profile

    Tip #2: Create a Professional

    Profile

  • Module #5

    Strategic Tweeting

  • Strategic Tweeting

    Reminder:

    Think strategically about how you want to portray yourself online.

  • Tip #3: Strategic Tweeting

  • Strategic Tweeting

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    Delete them all with TwitWipe.com:

  • Strategic Tweeting

    1. Tweet like an expert

    Share links and info that is relevant to your profession

    Tweet current articles and issues, add your thoughts

    RT other people, add your thoughts

    Converse with people in your field

    Share your professional accomplishments

  • Strategic Tweeting

    2. Post regularly

    3. Criticism of things is okay, so long as its constructive

    4. If you mix personal tweets in, be aware that seemingly mundane

    tweets can go viral

  • Strategic Tweeting

    5. Use screennames when referencing someone else

  • Strategic Tweeting

    6. Dont use text speak (over-abbreviating, ignoring punctuation).

    7. Connect with new colleagues by using and following #hashtags

    relevant to your profession.

    Common examples:

    Conferences

    Professional chats

    8. Participate in #HireFriday

    - Find job postings, announce that youre looking for work

  • Module #6

    Building and Using Professional

    Networks on Twitter

  • Tip #1: Build Your Network

    Jump start your network by following:

    Current and former co-workers

    Colleagues in your field

    Professors

    Industry leaders and experts

    Professional organizations

    Recruiters

    Companies that youd like to work for

  • Tip #1: Build Your Network

    Use Twitter to discover events and meet more people!

  • Tip #1: Build

    Your Network

    Use events to connect with

    colleagues in your field:

    - Brooke tweeted a factoid from a

    conference session

    - A colleague she didnt know asked for

    more info, which she provided, and

    the colleague thanked her.

    - These conversations happen all the

    time on Twitter!

  • Tip #2: Use Your Network

    Engage with your network:

    Ask others for help with your job search

  • Tip #2: Use Your Network

    An example of someone

    who asked for help with a

    job search:

    - He got multiple responses

    and RTs

    - Twitter marked it as a

    Top Tweet

  • Tip #2: Use

    Your Network

    Engage with your network:

    Have conversations

    If someone asks you for

    advice, respond.

    Offer help to those

    requesting it

  • Conclusion

    Questions?