If you’re unemployed, the right attention on Twitter could land you your next position. Forbes offers pointers on using the micro-blogging site for networking:
- Make sure your account name contains something about your profession, so your feed shows up when people search associated topics.
- Search for industry leaders and other people and companies in your field you’d like to know—some firms even post job openings on their feeds. Sign up to follow their tweets.
- In your tweets, offer your opinions on news and seminars relevant to your career. If one of the important people you’ve been following says something notable on a professional topic, forward it or post an open comment.
- If you’re following a hiring manager at a firm you’re interested in, tailor your tweets to comment on issues he or she posts about.