My natural question to you is what is a dream job?
In my book, “How to find your dream job, even in a recession” I outline a dream job as being similar to a square; I call it the Euclidean Career Square – Dream Job Formula
Here are 5 strategies on how I recommend using Twitter to find your Dream Job!
• Create a professional profile; HR Professionals are paying closer attention to job seekers social media appearances – this can work for you or against you; be smart about how you want to be perceived. Use this link www.twitterbacks.com for ideas on creating a professional-looking Twitter background, including side bar identification information. You may also want your online resume or blog to be listed as a link on your Twitter Profile.
Create a targeted search.
• Create a list of 50 target companies by using;
o Twitter search (search.twitter.com) facility to search for opportunities all over twitter – type in the key words (for example ‘cardinal health’) and you will be able to see who what opening positions cardinal has.
o Twitter search (search.twitter.com) to search specific job opportunities, i.e. Marketing Vacancy
The great thing about Twitter is that you can you can subscribe to receive updates so you can get updates of people talking about opportunities; this can help you create new relationships with people in your industry.
Here are some additional tools for job searches on twitter:
TwitterJobSearch.com is a job search engine that searches Twitter for jobs that match the keywords that you enter.
JobShouts.com is a free resource for both employers and job seekers. Employers can post their jobs for free; those jobs are then automatically “tweeted” to users on Twitter.
JobAngels.org started with the objective of asking those who could to help one person find a job.
Many other companies have a corporate presence on Twitter. Search by the company name to find them.
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Use my Linkedin Strategy at this point!!!
I recommend that you to listen to my previous two highly acclaimed episodes “How to Use LinkedIn like a Headhunter I & II. Go to www.Blogtalkradio.com/thecareercatalyst.com. This is a crucial piece of my Twitter Dream Job strategy!
Most importantly, use these strategies in tandem – do one with the other in both directions. i.e. Find companies on Twitter and search Linkedin, visa, versa. This will help you to find profiles of people inside of companies that you can develop rapport and deeper relationships with.
Go to www.TheFriendZoneTV.com
• Go to the menu bar and click on Twitter Tab
• Follow me on Twitter (Career Zone)
Nurture your network by sharing knowledge and resources
Again, don’t be a taker, be a giver! Twitter provides an amazing opportunity to show that you have expert knowledge and skills make sure there is a balance between what you Tweet and providing tips or resources sharing your professional knowledge. Use this opportunity to participate in strategic Twitter conversations and rapport! You only have 140 characters to achieve this with; be very concise. Consider using a Tiny URL to direct individuals to longer posts – www.TinyUrl.com.
Master Career Strategist
“If you’re not a Friend, you’re just another job seeker”