Career & Work Life Matters, ISSN 2150-6299, Vol 3, no. 13
Twitter Tools for Job Search Part 3
This is Part 3 of a series of articles on how you can use twitter to speed up your job search.
This issue focuses on Tweetmyjobs, a tool specifically designed to connect employers and job seekers.
What is Tweetmyjobs?
Tweetmyjobs is a job posting service that is similar to the job boards you’re already familiar with, such as Monster or Career Builder.
It is free for job seekers. Benefits to employers include lower costs and quick responses from potential candidates.
How can Job Seekers use Tweetmyjobs?
Your approach will depend on your goals.
Are you actively searching?
Do you want to find out which companies are hiring in your area?
Are you relocating to a new area, and researching the job market there.
See below for 2 of the options available for job seekers.
1. Get notified about open positions
Create a free account with your name, email, and a password that you create.
To get automatic alerts select your preferred method of communication (email; mobile phone; twitter; or all 3 if you so choose). Narrow your search by selecting your industry from the drop down menu, and by choosing a specific geographical area.
2. Quick Subscribe to a Channel
Tweetmyjobs is organized into thousands of custom channels.
Enter your job type and location to get recommended channels to follow on twitter.
See the project manager search example below.
“Seattle, WA 98104 US”
As you’ll see from this example, it is easy to narrow your search, for example by zip codes.
This search produced results for project management positions in IT, Business, and Engineering and more, each in a different channel.
Choose which channels you want to follow. If you are interested in project manger positions in the engineering field, you would follow the channel listed as @tm_SEA_eng
Once subscribed, you will continue to receive tweets from your selected channel/s at your twitter account.
This is useful if you are in active search. You need to check your account frequently, but you can do it on your schedule without having to continually manage incoming emails or text messages.
This tools may also help if you are considering changing to a different field and want to research open positions in a new industry or geographical area.
Did you Get the Previous Issues in This Series?
If you missed the previous issues in this series of Twitter tools for Job Seekers, you can find them here.
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