The other day I read a blog post someone tweeted telling the story of a c-level executive who landed a plum job through networking on Twitter.
He tweeted that he had just been laid off and noted what kind of job he was looking for. A good number of his 3,000 plus followers immediately jumped in, spreading the word throughout their own networks. Because of their efforts, he landed a great gig within weeks.
If you’re waffling about diving into Twitter, this story should make you think again and explore what it can do for you.
Develop a strategic plan to focus and limit the time you spend on Twitter. Before you know it, an hour or two can pass noodling around on Twitter without purpose. That may represent precious time that should be devoted to other job search efforts – LinkedIn, face-to-face networking, etc.
As I was searching for Twitter how-to help, I came across Michele Martin’s (@michelemmartin) list of 50 resources to “turbo-charge your networking” with Twitter on The Bamboo Project Blog.
I was flattered to see she included one of my blog posts, Leveraging Twitter to Market Your Personal Brand.
Here’s some of Michele’s list. Check out her post for the rest:
Getting Started on Twitter
Chris Brogan’s Newbies Guide to Twitter
TwiTip’s Surviving the Twitter Learning Curve
Twitter Skills & Culture
Fast Company’s 10 Twitter Etiquette Rules
Canton Dog’s Top 7 Twitter Commands Everyone Should Know
Web Worker Daily’s Find the Right People to Follow on Twitter
Search Engine Journal’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags
Pimp Your Profile
Thinking Serious’ Pimp My Twitter Page
Another Blogger’s Twitter Avatars as Personal Branding
Twitter for Job Search
Socialmedia.biz’ Job Resources on Twitter
Mashable’s HOW TO: Find a Job on Twitter
MBA Jobs’ 50 Terrific Twitter Tips for Job Seekers
David Meerman Scott’s How David Murray found a new job via Twitter
Twitter Brand Building
Personal Branding Blog’s 30-Minute Brand Building for Twitter
TwiTip’s 7 Ways to Be Worth Following on Twitter
PC Mag’s Top 13 Twitter Don’ts
Resume Bear’s 30 Ways to Lose a Job on Twitter
My series of Twitter blog posts:
Best of Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search
Meg Guiseppi says
Thanks for commenting, Bob.
LinkedIn is my preference for job seekers, too. Although Twitter may not be a realistic investment of time for every C-level executive, there is value there, and I wanted to make my readers aware of how to tackle it.
If you had only one choice, spend time leveraging all that LinkedIn has to offer. I have no statistics to back me up, but I’m pretty sure LinkedIn offers a better ROI than Twitter for job search.
I’ve blogged quite a bit about LinkedIn, but I don’t know if I have any specific success stories for you. See what you find here:
My Best of LinkedIn Tips and Resources — http://executiveresumebranding.com/my-best-of-linkedin-tips-and-resources/
Bob McIntosh says
Nice success story about a jobseeker finding a job through Twitter. My preference to search for work online is via LinkedIn. Do you have success stories about C-Level Executives finding jobs using LinkedIn? A more professional online networking program, I feel.