First things first, of all the social media networks that can be searched or X-rayed (specialized search technique to find talent/job seekers) by professional recruiters/headhunters Twitter is one of the best and should be used as passive strategy to be found by recruiters. If you have not already signed up for a Twitter account do it today. A few quick tips to get the most from Twitter:
1. Fill out your Twitter bio area. Twitter’s bio area is short on space so fill out your bio with as many relevant keywords as possible. Checkout my article “Think Before You Send” for tips on how to get the most out of this process.
2. Be strategic and Tweet about career topics. Many people have a disdain for Twitter because it initially became known as a place for people to talk about very boring life details – don’t do that. Tweet as much as you can about relevant career topics.
3. Follow industry specific recruiters, industry experts and companies that are important in your area and interact with their tweets. This will ensure you are up to date about the latest happenings in your field as well as give you some exposure.
In case you were wondering LinkedIn is the best social network to search for talent followed by Twitter. Although Facebook is the largest social network and has a lot of data, the search capabilities on Facebook are inadequate for a professional recruiter; Facebook is a better tool to interact with talent.
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