Find a Job Using Twitter: Access Hidden Job Market
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Find a Job Using Twitter: Access Hidden Job Market

Find more job opportunities and discover announced / hidden career growth venues by using Twitter
5.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Ann Smarty
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Twitter to find hidden (unannounced) career opportunities
  • Use Twitter search to find more job opportunities
  • Use Twitter tools to monitor job opportunities and build connections
  • Participate in job-related Tweet chats to become an authority
  • Use hashtags to monitor job opportunites and connect to company employees
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  • How Twitter works

According to Jobvite's 2013 Social Recruiting Survey, 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media to hire, and 49% of them assert that they've found better-quality candidates via social recruiting.

While Twitter is getting incredibly popular among employers and recruiters, it's largely under-utilized by job seekers. That's your unique chance to get noticed and stand out. Not many unemployed people get Twitter and can use the tool effectively but you will,... with help of this course created by me, Ann Smarty.

After years of utilizing Twitter for career growth and personal branding, I've decided to put together this course teaching others how to:

  • Monitor job opportunities on Twitter
  • Discover hidden (unannounced) career growth opportunities on Twitter
  • Build your personal memorable brand on Twitter to stand out and attract recruiters
  • Create job opportunities for yourself
  • Get ready for job interviews
  • Build business relationships with future employers and co-workers
  • Build confidence and expertise in your industry
  • Manage your reputation to make sure your future employer or interviewer are impressed with your online presence

You'll learn to use Twitter tools, understand how to use Twitter search for research and monitoring and realize how to be the first to seek the newest career opportunity that comes your way.

You'll get much more comfortable with your career growth after taking this actionable course filled with practical advice and free downloads. Good luck!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to find a job
  • Anyone who is interested in career development
  • College graduates looking for internship opportunities
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Curriculum For This Course
How to use Twitter for job hunt
5 Lectures 23:52

Why to use Twitter for career growth and Twitter chat: An inspirational intro into the course.

Preview 01:58

Having a professional (but importantly, catchy) Twitter profileis the first step to getting people who find you online to pitch you for job opportunities.
You can customize your profile by selecting a unique profile picture and a catchy header image, adding a full name, customizing your bio, specifying your location and birthday, adding your website and changing the theme color.
How to Improve Your Twitter Profile to Get Found by Employers

A hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. Basically, these are tags that that help those who seek similar content discover your Tweets. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

The beauty of using hashtags for job search is that Twitter is real-time, so you can be ahead of competition by replying to an opening within seconds of it being posted.

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Maintaining a profession and interesting Twitter activity is another way to get found by recruiters and potential employers.

  • Tweet industry insights to position yourself as an expert in the niche
  • Use job-seeking hashtags in your tweets to get your friends and followers help you with your job hunt.
  • Interact with industry experts: Re-tweet, reply and direct message to establish connections.
  • Show a little bit of your personality: Your future company will want YOU for your unique personality. Tweet your personal pictures, favorite quotes, talk about your favorite books and movies.
  • Pin one of your Tweets announcing you are on a job hunt
  • Rotate some of your job seeking tweets to get more people to see them. This way you'll be attracting job offers even if you are away from Twitter.
How to Tweet Your Way to Getting Hired

Use Twitter to learn the following things and more:

  • Have there been recent changes within the structure of the company (merges, acquisitions), new products, new locations, etc.?
  • Are there new not-yet announced opportunities employees are already talking about?
  • What is the background of the people you'll be working with (specializations, fields, education, etc.)? How will you fit?
  • Who are the company's major competitors and how does your future employer stand out? Or are there maybe more dream companies than you thought?
How to Use Twitter to Find Hidden Job Opportunities and Create Your Own
Going more advanced: Twitter tools, Twitter search and building your brand
5 Lectures 31:59

In simple words, a Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation that works as follows:

  • Anyone who uses the assigned hashtag at the set day and time is the Twitter chat participant
  • Using Twitter search or various Twitter apps (two best ones: and, people track tweets within the chat to read and participate.

Taking part in Tweetchats is huge for building your outlook and personal brand. Job-hunting Twitter chats can easily bring you visibility and help you stand out.

So how do you get that coveted Twitter chat guest spot?

How to Become a Job Seeking Authority with Career Building Twitter Chats

Anybody can use Twitter search. You put something in the search box and hit "enter". Simple, right? But the thing about Twitter is it happens to be an open platform with live updates. It doesn't function in the same way many search engines do, and you have multiple ways of connecting with users and content.

The thing is, Twitter search may be quite confusing: It's clear how to search it but it's not quite easy to find anything.

If you want to use Twitter search like a pro, you need to know all the ways you can use their unique search engine options to find what you are looking for. You can pretty much break it down based on the search itself.

How to Smartly Use Twitter Search to Discover More Job Opportunities

Twitter is one of the best marketing tools ever created - but it can also be a giant time-suck. Streamline your tweeting with these tools.

Everyone loves Twitter. People who hate Twitter love Twitter. It is the time-wasting behemoth of our generation, as well as one of the best marketing tools ever created.

When you have a platform that can be a huge efficiency-sucker and you actually need it for work, it's difficult to strike the right balance. Keep tweeting - just do it smarter. These tools enable you to tweet more productively and make big gains on your results. Really.

How to Streamline Your Twitter Strategy with These Tools

Maintaining a professional Twitter presence is a great start but there's more! There are many other social media pages that may be ranking for your name: Make sure ALL of them leave a favorable impression before sending that resume.

Or you can even go one step further and claim your name on various social media platforms to control your search results better and make sure your potential employer or future interviewer sees what you chooses them to see!

How to Build and Manage Your Personal Brand on Social Media

Download a PDF checklist to go through all the steps and become a job searching PRO!

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About the Instructor
Ann Smarty
4.3 Average rating
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26,218 Students
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Social media marketer and entrepreneur

I've been doing content and social media marketing since 2007. I started as a blogger and newbie search and social media marketer and have changed quite a few roles on my way to the marketing excellence:

* Editor-in-Chief at SearchEngineJournal
* Director of Media at Search&Social
* Founder at MyBlogGuest
* Brand and Community Manager at InternetMarketingNinjas
* Co-founder of ViralContentBuzz
* Founder of MyBlogU

I have discovered and tested lots of content and social media marketing tactics and I am eager to show something I've learned over the years!

I started as an SEO, tried to be a link builder, then switched to social media marketing and professional blogging. Currently I specialize in blogging and content marketing. I am also good at personal branding and I'm considered a professional social media marketer. Thus my expertise includes:

* Search engine optimization
* Social media marketing
* Content marketing
* Personal branding