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:
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!
Why to use Twitter for career growth and Twitter chat: An inspirational intro into the course.
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.
Maintaining a profession and interesting Twitter activity is another way to get found by recruiters and potential employers.
Use Twitter to learn the following things and more:
In simple words, a Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation that works as follows:
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?
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.
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.
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!
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