Today, I am hosting a webinar called Essential Elements for a Successful Twitter Presence.
On Thursday, I am participating in a free Twitter chat to help job seekers find a job.
— Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars) May 24, 2013
None of this is rocket science, which is actually why it can be so confusing!
Here is my tried and true methodology to use Twitter to find a job.
- Have some skills.
- Describe those skills in a concise, interesting way.
- Find other interesting people who share those skills.
- Find companies or recruiters who are hiring for those skills.
- Follow companies who use Twitter as a way to post jobs.
- Apply for jobs directly from Twitter.
- Follow up with recruiters and hiring managers on other social networking sites, too.
But remember that no one is ever hired for a job from a social networking site. It’s a step in the process. You have to have skills. You have to be likable. You still have to show up and talk about yourself.
And you still need a good chronological resume.
I know, I know. Looking for a job is still a pain.
And my rule of thumb is that you should spend no more than an hour/day looking for jobs on social networking sites including job boards.
One hour. Use it wisely.
Might I suggest a webinar or a twitter chat, eh?