To help assist you using Twitter in your job search, we have put together a list of helpful tips for you.
Use a professional photo as your profile picture
Make sure that you use a good professional photo. Using a holiday photo for your profile will not set the right impression.
Use your bio to say a bit about you
Tell users a bit about yourself as it help you especially when your networking.
Provide an link to your online CV or LinkedIn profile
Twitter allows you to have a link to other things such as a website etc. If you have an online CV, LinkedIn profile or even your own website, post the link so if employers make contact they can look at it.
Using Twitter in your job search takes time so you have to patient. There are no short cuts when networking and developing your reputation.
Find helpful hashtags e.g. #jobsearch
Hashtags are used in tweets to help specify a topic or subject. They can help you find the tweets you want easier. If you are looking for helpful job search hashtags, then click this link 'Helpful Twitter Hashtags'.
Know who or what organisations to follow
An important part of using Twitter is knowing who or what companies to follow. It is helpful to follow leading job search professionals, companies you want to target and helpful website. Check out this link if you wish to know some helpful people to follow on Twitter 'Who To Follow'.
Make contact with other Twitter users
To get the full benefit of using Twitter you need to interact with other Twitter users. Don't be afraid to reply to tweets about various topics or comment on someone's article. It is a good method to get to know someone and start developing your network.
Develop your reputation
To help you develop a network of helpful contacts, it's important you develop your reputation on Twitter. You do this by getting involved in discussions & getting to know people. Over time other users and even companies will get to know you and you never know what opportunities may arise.
If you can help someone on Twitter then help them. Not only is the right thing to do but it will also help improve your reputation on Twitter. If you help someone in your network or even a leading professional, it will only help you in the long run.
Twitter is a good tool to not only get into contact with new potential network contacts but also maintain contact with the network you have already developed. Keep your network up to date with what's going on with you.
Always be professional
When using Twitter, it is very important to always be professional on it. There is no room for you airing your personal problems on there or being aggressive to other Twitter users. It will damage your reputation and can scare people & companies away from you.
Retweet helpful & interesting tweets
One way to help develop your reputation and network is to share tweets from other Twitter users. It shows that you are willing to share material and help others. It is also a good way to get noticed by new potential contacts.
When you get a new Twitter follow, make sure you always thank them for it. It shows that you are considerate and kind which will help your reputation & network.