How Twitter Can Help You Find a Job

April 7, 2014

Career Advice

Perhaps you’ve dismissed the 140-character social network known as Twitter. Good. That’s just more jobs for the rest of us!

Social media is a powerful tool for connecting with people personally as well as professionally. Where else can you instantly reach out to leaders in your industry and recruiters without even being introduced to them first? It’s kind of amazing. Companies tweet out job listings, recruiters give job advice, and heads of companies network with those who look up to them. It’s time you give your career a boost in take part in it.

While Twitter can be overwhelming, there’s an easy feature that will cut through the clutter and it’s easy as pie: the search button. The best thing to search for is hashtags, which are essentially just key words that users tack onto their tweets so other people — like you — can find the information. Convenient, right? Sign up for Twitter now then try searching for these hashtags:

General hashtags for job listings:
#nowhiring
#hiring
#jobs
#careers
#joblisting
#jobopening
#jobposting
#jobhunt
#jobsearch
#graduatejobs
#employment

Specific hashtags for your field:
#marketing
#HRjobs
#webdesign
#accounting
#legal
#salesjobs
#financejobs
#admin
#exec

Popular hashtags for career advice:
#careersuccess
#careeradvice
#careerchat
#jobtips
#resume
#interview

When you’ve mastered the hashtag, think about joining a tweet up like #JobHuntChat. It takes place on Monday nights from 10 PM to 11 PM ET. Just log into Twitter at that time, follow @JobHuntChat, and search for the #JobHuntChat hashtag to participate in the conversation. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll learn.

P.S. Find us on Twitter @Spectrum_Brands.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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