Can You Tweet Your Way to a Job? Maybe!

October 17, 2013

Career Advice

We’re on LinkedIn. And Twitter. And Facebook. And we’re not the only company who is. Now more than ever job seekers have so many ways to get in touch with the companies they want to work for — and the people who already work for those companies. But have you taken full advantage of it? When’s the last time you tweeted a potential employer or wrote a thoughtful comment on their blog post? Perhaps you should start if you want to get noticed.

Business News Daily recently wrote about the social media side door and interviewed one man named Ian Greenleigh who wrote a whole book about it called, “The Social Media Side Door: How to Bypass the Gatekeepers to Greater Access and Influence.” Greenleigh himself found a job through social media. He took out a Facebook ad proclaiming his job search status and $200 later, he had himself a dream job.

Of course, not every social media job search story is a Cinderella one. But it’s important to understand the power of social media. It’s not about how many followers you have or how many times you tweet. It’s about the connections you make. Greenleigh landed a job thanks to the connections he made via his Facebook ad. It’s a side door that landed him an interview and from there, his talents and experiences had to take him the rest of the way.

Have you ever tried to use social media to help your job search? Tell us about it in the comments!

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One Comment on “Can You Tweet Your Way to a Job? Maybe!”

  1. topcareerguru Says:

    Reblogged this on Career Guru – Great Career Advice and commented:
    Great article – makes the point that if you want to short cut the gate keeper then social media is one of your better bets…

    Reply

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