How Twitter Can Help Your Career

September 12, 2014

Career Advice

Some may say social media is a waste of time. Others say they don’t get it. Still more say it’s a fad. But when it comes to Twitter, there is actually a reason to understand this fad and waste time on it: your career. Not only can Twitter help you find a job, but it can also help you build a long-lasting career. Think we’re crazy? Read on then tweet this article if you agree!

Twitter can make you smart.
We’re all busy. But reading quick 140 character bites about our industry is doable. Follow the right publications and people, and you’ll be learning new things and keeping up to date with only a few spare minutes each day. Learn your industry hashtags and search them on Twitter to see what people are talking about right now in your field. Twitter instantly connects you to the information you need.

Twitter can help you network.
Only on Twitter are you actually encouraged to follow and interact with people you don’t know! Beyond the celebrities and comedians you’ll find thought leaders in your industry both local and worldwide. Read their stuff. Respond to it. Start a conversation. Build a friendship. You’ll meet new people digitally that can eventually transfer into a real world relationship. Whether it results in a friendship, a mentorship, or a job opportunity, it’s all good.

Twitter can help your cause.
Whether that cause is establishing yourself as an expert in your field or networking your way into a new position, Twitter can help you do it. The tweets you send out can help define your online image and present yourself in the best light possible. Tweet a mix of industry articles, personal tidbits, and conversations with others. Twitter is a two-way conversation with you and the world — what is it that you want to say?

 

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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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