Twitter is the newest and latest trend in social networking.Â A recent Globe and Mail article by David Pogue explains the Twitter website as a tool to broadcast very short messages â€“ 140 characters, max â€“ to anyone who’s signed up to receive them. Short and sweet – now that is a tweet. You can recieve twitter messages through the website, but most people upload free programs that run on their cell phones or come up on their computer screens. Some programs are TweetDeck, Twitterfeed, Twhirl and Twitterific.
We brainstormed some ways Twitter could help you with your job search and even put out a tweet asking our followers. Here are some ideas:
Follow tweets that orginate from job posting sites, such as Go2, a human resources and job posting site for the tourism industry, or The Career Centre’s ownÂ Twitter site. To find our site just search The Career Centre under theÂ find people tab.
Stay current with what’s happening in the economy and the labour market.
Let people knowÂ you areÂ looking for work and in what field. Networking is important in the current labour market, and Twitter is a great opportunity to share. This Forbes.com article explains how one person found a job by tweeting a link to his professional blog
And perhaps the most important consideration with social networking, build your reputation to be a desirable employee. As you develop your network, ensure you create a positive reputation for yourself.
Other ideas? Respond to this blog entry or the recent tweet.