Find a New Job, 140 Characters at a Time

Site can be used for targeted, effective networking
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 1:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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  • 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.
(Read more Twitter stories.)

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