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Posted by Tyrone Norwood

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Apr 8, 2010 6:12:00 AM

Twitter, with its tiny tweets (140 character limit), has quickly morphed from being a site where you can announce what you had for lunch into a professional forum. Twitter can do a lot more than blather on about inconsequential events. Twitter can establish you as a player in your field, either as a thought leader or as an involved contributor. In fact, in my opinion, Twitter eats Facebook’s lunch in terms of job search.
Twitter allows you to search for the content that’s relevant to your industry and/or function as well as to search for jobs, recruiters, and job search advice. You can follow just a few tweeters or thousands to find out what’s happening. People will ask permission to follow you.
Although you just have 140 characters, you will have the opportunity to communicate valuable information by leveraging the links within your tweets. You can link to online articles, blog postings, and other sites that you think would be useful to your followers.
Recruiters and hiring managers watch Twitter. You want to be sure your participation is professional in content, because anything that is in poor taste (!) can rule you out, just as a consistently professional brand can rule you in.
If you want to proactively search for jobs advertised on Twitter, you can do that. You can also go to websites that aggregate job openings found on Twitter. Sample tweet: “Go towww.TwitterJobSearch.comwww.twithire.com, or www.tweetmyjobs.com to see if there is a job for you.”
Make Twitter part of your daily diet to build your brand and find job leads.

Topics: job search, personal branding, executive resumes, career services, reputation management

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