Tweeting for Jobs

By: Allison Rapaport, Hospital Dream Jobs

Tweeting for Jobs

Twitter is a social site that can be helpful when job searching. With the wonders of modern technology, those who list job openings can automatically post each job to twitter as it is listed, giving you the heads up that something has become available within the category that you are searching. In addition, job posts are a popular retweet - meaning that people often pass on information about jobs posted to their own followers.

If you don't have a Twitter account yet, go to the site and sign up using your email. Once you activate your account, log in with your information. You will already be following people, as Twitter sets this up automatically, and if you want, you can easily unfollow them by clicking on their name and then using the option to "unfollow" under the sunshine. Click on "profile" to see the page that other people see when they click on your username.

To change your background, choose "settings" and then "design". Twitter provides several optional backgrounds, or you can upload a photo for your background. You can also change the color of your sidebars and the font for your links. Experiment until you find the options that you like, and then click on "home" to see the results.

We do recommend that you upload a small picture (60 pix) for your avatar, and that you also include a one-line bio. To do this, go to "settings" and then choose "profile". If you have a website, list that there as well.

Now you are on Twitter, and it's a great place to search job listings and develop relationships with people who can recommend you for job positions. To start this, use the "find people" tab at the top of your page. Search for the words in your specialty, and follow those people who might be a resource in your job search. This is a great way to get the latest leads and find untapped opportunities! See you on Twitter!

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