Are you looking for a job and do you want to use Twitter as a networking medium? We summarized the best Twitter tips for you, so that networking for a job is even easier.
Think about how you want to appear to followers and other people that visit your profile.
Make sure you are yourself and that people get a good and honest image of you based on your profile and tweets.
Choose a username that can be used professionally as well. For example your name and surname.
Upload a presentable profile picture, then others know who they are dealing with.
Be aware that your Twitteraccount comes up the moment a potential employer googles you. So, take the opportunity to show something positive. Use this opportunity to present yourself as a fit and professional candidate and keep in mind that everything is read, including tweets from a while ago. So: think about what you share.
On your profile you can note that you are looking for a job. This way your followers know that you are looking for a job and may be able to help you further.
Look for opportunities, do not only wait until you are being approached but look for vacancies yourself and use the search function in order to find companies and jobs that seem interesting.
The search function on Twitter can help you to target and follow the right people and companies.
Follow people and companies that you think are interesting. Follow employees of those interesting companies as well. This way you know what they are Tweeting about and you are more capable of getting in contact in an approachable way.
Profile yourself in the branch you are interested in and show that you follow the field of expertise. Tweet about interesting developments, share articles of branch websites, retweet and reply others or tweet about your own knowledge and experiences.
Through Twitter you can get into contact with for example employers but remain professional, polite and be careful you do not get too amicable.
Place a job search tweet with the right abbreviations and hashtags (#). For example: jr. business analyst (m,26), hbo, analytic, humor, src #job in #Rotterdam #applying. Ask “please retweet” so that your followers know they have to retweet it to their followers.
Look for accounts that place vacancies in your field of expertise and follow these?
Make sure you are worth following. Do not only promote yourself but supply your followers with attractive content and ensure interaction.