Using Twitter to Add a Real-Time Dimension to Your Job Search
In this one-hour presentation entitled Using Twitter: Add Real-Time Networking to Your Job-Search Campaign, Hannah Morgan, co-author of the book Social Networking for Business Success focuses on Twitter and how you can utilize it to create connections and build your network for career development.
Twitter is an open network. You can follow anyone and anyone can follow you. The beauty of it is it makes for a really great networking opportunity. There is a dynamic exchange of information and insights on Twitter.
A. Statistics on why Twitter makes a good network for job search and brand awareness:
1. 83% of Fortune 500 companies have corporate Twitter accounts (03:00.26). If you are pursuing a Fortune 500 company, chances are great that you can get information that they share in real time. You may also get the opportunity to interact with them.
2. 55% of recruiters are on Twitter. You have a great opportunity as a job-seeker because it's not as noisy and crowded to stand out on Twitter.
3. 33% of recruiters found positive information on social networks that made them likely to want to hire somebody, and even better, 23% of recruiters found information on a social network that led them to hire the candidate.