Dear Experts, If I am supposed to be wary about what I post on my social media accounts when I'm looking for a new job, what should my Twitter strategy be? I've read in numerous places I should maximize my job search resources by using social media. Given the above question, how should I let my Twitter followers know I'm looking for a new job? How should I display my qualifications? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#430 Start by linking your Twitter profile to LinkedIn acct or personal domain. Ensure that site has maximum impact. (@gradversity) Q#430 Good social media stratgy: provide value 1st, devlp real relatnshps, then c if pple can help off Twitter. (@juliaerickson) Q#430 Twitter = your own newspaper column. Fill it w/headlines about things in your field/industry of interest. (@jtodonnell) Q#430 Post articles related to your field to establish you as a resource. Def link to blog that expands on your quals. (@EmilyBennington) Q#430 Depends on if u r employed/unemployed. If unemployed u can post a blog & discuss ur job search. engagement matters. (@blogging4jobs) Q#430 Only be wary if you're used to posting things that could be detrimental to your job search. Be YOU. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
February 03, 2010