by Kathy Jones on  September 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM Lifestyle News
 How to Tweet Your Way into a New Job
It has emerged that you must consider using Twitter along with more traditional search tools to market yourself, find open positions, get career advice and network.

You can begin by highlighting your skills in your Twitter bio, career experts advise, the New York Post reported.

According to President Phil Rosenberg, if you're currently employed and secretly looking for a new job you can create an additional Twitter profile for job-seeking purposes.

Use keywords as you detail your credentials in your bio, so that recruiters and hiring managers can find you, and include a link to an online resume and your e-mail address.

Northwestern University's Career Services website also suggests creating a "Twesume," or a condensed resume of just 140 characters that you can tweet or use as your Twitter bio.

You can also use the background of your Twitter page to showcase your skills, if you work in a creative industry.

You can search using hashtags to find openings or advice.

According to career experts and our own research, the most effective hashtags for job search are #jobs, #hiring, #jobhunt, #jobsearch, #jobtips, #jobopening, #career and #resume, which you can also attach to your own tweets to help recruiters and hiring managers find you.

Searching using a combination of #jobs and a hashtag specifying the industry or location you'd like to work in is also useful, according to Diane Crompton, the co-author of "Find a Job Through Social Networking."

Crompton also advises job seekers to think like a recruiter and search by the hashtags someone would use to tag a job opening.

You can also use Twitter to follow dedicated job-listing accounts and experts in your industry, and begin a dialogue with them by re-tweeting or replying to one of their tweets.

These Twitter conversations can lead to real-life networking contacts. But don't ask for a job right off the bat.

Source: ANI

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