Find Jobs on Twitter. That sounds easy, doesn’t it?
The first thing you should know is that you can’t find jobs on Twitter. That’s discouraging isn’t it? But, Twitter can help land you a job. But let’s not start with finding jobs on Twitter. Let’s start with Facebook and Linkedin – and see how they’ll help you on Twitter. Hmm. . .
There’s really three ways to find a job.
1. Make a contact at a company you want to work for and hope he/she hires you.
2. Fill out an application when you see the “Now Hiring” ad or sign.
3. Become an expert in your field and have them come to you.
We’ll concentrate on the first one and the third one. The first one requires you to know what company you’d like to work for. That’s where we start. If you do know what company you want to work for, search Facebook and LinkedIn for that company. Write down the names of the people you find, click on their profile and see what you can learn before you “friend” them. Then search the internet for the company and find ALL the people you can find that work for that company. Write them down and take notes on their positions, ideas, websites, etc. . .
Then go to Twitter. Search for those people on Twitter and “follow” them all. They all won’t be on Twitter – but follow the ones you can find. Then search Twitter and follow anyone talking about that company. That’s the first step. Now you have an audience of people who know about, work for, or like the company you want to work for. So start responding, ask questions, talk about your experience a little – but basically make friends. Then start “friending” people on LinkedIn and Facebook and start the conversations about “hey, I’ve always wanted to work there – who would I talk to.” That’s the first way.
The second way starts the same as the first – except instead of searching for people that work for the company you want to work for – search for people talking about your niche. Build a Twitter audience of people whose companies do what you do, of people whose hobbies are your niche, of people who have an interest in what you do. Then become the expert.
By that I mean write articles on EzineArticles and have notifications sent directly to your Twitter account. Talk about the articles you write. Give away good information, great information in fact. Show people that you are the expert and watch the employers come looking for you. This way doesn’t happen as quickly – but you’ll likely get paid a lot more when they come looking for you.
For more ideas on how to use Twitter, I’d invite you to check out my blog http://lettersfromdan.com I use YouTube, Facebook, ezineseeker and Twitter to show you that I’m an expert in Social Media. You need to do that, too.
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