Twitter is a social media site established in 2006 and currently has over 200 million users. What many may not be aware of is that Twitter is also an excellent job search resource. Jacob Share offers a Global Directory of Twitter job feeds in an article on JobMob, “an excerpt from my upcoming e-book The Ultimate Twitter Job Search Guide, a free download for subscribers of my Job Tips Newsletter.”
If you are managing your executive career in 2011, it is very likely you have a Linkedin profile and have your Linkedin address included in your contact data on your resume as well as within your online signature. Increasing your online presence is key to being found by HR professionals and recruiters and a Twitter profile has the potential to enhance your visibility and provide you with an excellent job search tool. There is no fee to create an account on either of these social media sites but it will require your time and attention to relay your personal brand and a clear message. You will need to share what your needs are and at the same time understand that social media is “online networking”. The entire premise of successful networking is not only relaying what your needs are but how you are able to help with the needs of others.
Another great resource is The Twitter Job Search Guide, authored by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan and Deb Dib