If you are a job hunter and you are not using twitter, perhaps you want to think again. Why? Check out this article, Top 5 Twitter Apps for Recruiters. If you’re one of those people who still thinks twitter is stupid, then skip this post. If your mind is open, keep reading.
If recruiters need automated tools to help them post their jobs to twitter… then it must be worth checking out.
Let’s run through a few of the reasons WHY recruiters use twitter:
- It’s free
- It’s easy
- It has broad reach
- It separates out the ‘dinosaurs’ from the people who get it
I hear this from some job seekers.. ‘but I have all this experience… they should want to hire me for that, not for whether it tweet or not.”
This is true… you do have excellent experience… but so do lots of other people. And those people have updated their skills, are engaged with the world and want to be connected and learn new things. Argue with me all you want. It doesn’t change the facts.
My friend Charlene Kingston has an fantastic eBook to help you get started. Twitter for Beginners. She also has awesome tools, eBooks and online sessions for small business people. Check it out. She rocks.