Make sure you use your proper name for your Twitter handle. Avoid using screen names. You want to be seen as professional.
Fill in the bio to state a bit about yourself. Don’t be afraid to include some of your best qualities. Be warned you only have 140 characters (words) to use to accomplish this.
Include a link as part of your profile to your CV, blog, your website or LinkedIn account.
Have the same professional photo if you using other accounts to help you i.e. Facebook & LinkedIn.
Before you start tweeting, thank about what you want to gain from your Twitter use. What type of people do you want to follow & engage with? What’s your end game….networking or job hunting?
If you got advice or can help, then do so. It’s a good way of connecting & getting know by others. It will help to build your reputation.
Have patience! Using Twitter will take time before you fully reap the benefits of your efforts.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Just don’t constantly ask for it as it can hurt your image.
Have various groups to follow that can help you e.g. job search professionals, companies, job boards, recruiters etc.
Create Twitter lists to group your contacts to help you be more organised and efficient in engaging.