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1 T weeting For W ork: Using Twitter in Your Job Search HIRE ME. Dick Smith Library Tarleton State University

2 What is Twitter?

3 PROSCONS Connect with othersPrivacy concerns Lots of info, fastCan be time-consuming FunResults not immediate

4 BEFORE YOU GET AN ACCOUNT…  Public or private updates?  Use a professional picture and background  Use your real name  Follow people who give out valuable info  Make connections  Tweet your friends using a different account

5 SIGNING UP

6 YOUR HOMEPAGE

7 Add a link to your resume or Linked In profile ACCOUNT INFO Don’t search for friends ( contacts)--- keep it professional

8 Use high-quality, professional-looking picture PICTURE or avatar

9 BACKGROUND username

10 Bit.ly = URL or link shortener. Example: =

11 TWITTER GLOSSARY Direct Message (DM): private reply Re-tweet (RT): repeat a reply = replying to a tweet

12 Getting followers… Photo credit: flickr.com

13 TWELLOW

14 Tweet regularly. Don’t spend more than a few minutes a day. Interact with others. Remain upbeat & positive. TWITIQUETTE:

15 "hate my job!! i want to tell my bosses how dumb they are and how meaningless this job is, then quit, and be happy!“ "Workin... This job sucks worse then the economy!“ "smoking weed at work is so [EDITED] great :)" Actual Tweets (or, What Not To Do…) Courtesy of CareerBuilder.com

16 Twitter Search TWITTER SEARCH

17 hash tags Example: #bankofamerica # = hash or pound sign tag = keyword, ex “Dell” OPTIONAL People add these to the end of their tweets so they can be searchable later on.

18 ADVANCED TWITTER SEARCH DFW 100

19 ADVANCED SEARCH RESULTS

20 New feature: Twitter Lists For example: Make a Twitter list of the companies you want to work for OR Of the best job accounts on Twitter

21 Twitter job search engines: TwitterJobSearch.com: TwitJobSearch.com: Tweet My Jobs: JobDeck desktop app(TweetDeck + Twitter Job Search): Get RSS alerts for jobs (may need Firefox instead of Explorer) Also read: 50 ways to use Twitter for your job search:

22 Questions? Yvonne Mulhern (254) Twitter accounts

23 References CareerBuilder.com. “Social Media Pitfalls.” Evans, Sarah. “How To Find A Job On Twitter.” Morris, Tee. “All A Twitter.” Thompson, Lance. “Video Dos and Don’ts for Twitter.”


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