5 Ways to get a Job on Twitter
When it comes to professional social networking, LinkedIn isn’t the only option. Twitter is fast becoming a valuable asset on that front, with its to-the-point and simple format lending itself well to professional networking. Twitter doubles as both a job searching utensil as well as an extension of your resume or portfolio. Here are five ways that you can make Twitter work for you professionally or get a job on Twitter.
Show Your Work
If you’re a writer, content creator, or video editor, Twitter is a great way to showcase your work. Link your online content here whenever it’s available to both grow your audience and show it off to prospective clients. Depending on your profession, there may be ways to automatically post your work onto your Twitter feed.
Follow Industry Leaders And Potential Job Leads
You’d be surprised how often job openings get posted to Twitter. This has a double benefit of keeping you totally up-to-date in your field and cluing you into new opportunities ahead of the curve.
Start A Rapport
It may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how often users overlook the whole point of the social network – communication! Share your thoughts and ideas with prospective clients and other professionals, and support the efforts and initiatives of companies or clients you’re keeping an eye on. This can both impress the client and increase your authority in a given field or topic.
Do Your Research
It isn’t a one-way street – just as Twitter can be used to showcase your body of work and authority in your field, it can be used to gather valuable information on potential clients. Use it to review your potential client or company’s recent history and familiarize yourself with ongoing projects, issues and company culture.
What To Avoid
While Twitter is definitely a social network before it is a professional network, it’s important to treat your profile like something you’d show to a client. Avoid posts and topics that could be problematic. It may be best to avoid using it for overly personal reasons – there are a lot of social networks out there you can use to that end. Keep it professional, keep it relevant, and treat it like it’s under a microscope.