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Use Twitter to Find a Job

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Did you know you can use Twitter to find a job now? Thousands of job postings are entering the twittersphere, if you know where to look and who to follow.

If you haven’t discovered it yet, there is a great service that specializes on this channel – it’s called JobShouts.com and it’s free to join. Job postings are streamed onto their Twitter feed. I think it’s a cool application of the technology.

There is a downside. In this sense, Twitter’s strength is its weakness; job postingd must fall within the 140 character limit. As Peter Gold says on his blog Hire Strategies:

I did a quick search on a big job board for a few jobs and still find that the job advert content is as dull as ever. I’m not sure if the job boards should limit the amount of characters similar to the way Twitter does so that content would need to be VERY focused on the key message. Or are job adverts never going to change?

Because this limit means that less information is shared, you (perhaps) have to drill into many postings before you find something of interest.
JobShouts.com is a good intermediate application as links go through to their site to give you the extra detail. They also provide an RSS feed, if that’s your bag.

You could also try the JobGuerrilla Job Search site which gives you job vacancies in your local area, as well as nationwide – and that’s true for the US, Canada, UK and Germany.

Have You Found a Job Using Twitter?

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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  1. Jon Aspect

    I found a small freelance gig on Twitter using JobShouts actually. That was only 3 weeks ago. I am going to use it more.

     
    • simonstapleton

      @Jon – great story! 3 weeks ago – are you still on that gig? Has anyone else had success like Jon?

       

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