Tweeting Your Way Through a Job Search

It’s harder to get noticed among the virtual resume pile these days.  If you’re looking for new tactics to get yourself in front of recruiters and hiring managers, consider the Twittersphere.

A recent blog post by Amy Levin-Epstein captured some savvy tips for using Twitter to raise your profile with potential employers. I would add one: following companies that interest you will help you keep up on the company’s news and get insight into their cultures and challenges.

As with all social media, you need to be sure you don’t blunder into treacherous territory with your tweets. In another blog post, Levin-Epstein warns the career-minded away from hazardous tweets.

Twitter can be daunting for the uninitiated. If you’re new to Twitter, here is a comprehensive guide from Mashable about using the service, with its own chapter of helpful suggestions how to use it to job search.

Happy Tweeting!

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