Today’s Recruiters and HR Professionals are socially savvy and your online presence (or lack thereof) provides great insight into your career history and cultural fit. Before you start your online job search, make sure all your social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) are up to date, professional and compelling.
When utilizing Twitter during job search, decide which keywords match your target. You could be looking for jobs to apply for, hiring managers to network with at companies you want to work for or to get career advice. At the same time, you should be searching for recruiters who are always seeking candidates who meet their clients’ criteria. Search for your target job title and company, but also search for jobs demographically.
Twitter does not differentiate between capital and lowercase letters, so use capitals when creating and searching hashtags. It is easier to read #ImAJobSearcher than #imajobsearcher. Use capital letters to break up the words in your hashtag.
Hashtags do not support spaces, so if you are using two words, do not separate them.
Hashtags only work with the # sign. Special characters like “!, $, %, ^, &, *, +, .” will not work. Twitter recognizes the pound sign and then converts the hashtag into a clickable link.
Don’t start your hashtag with numbers. Hashtags like #123yo won’t work, but they can be included in recurring events like #conference2019 or #SXSW19.
Some common job search hashtags include:
Fine tune your hashtag search by using relevant keywords and add “job.” For example:
If you are looking for specific keywords related to job skills that are typically included in a resume, check out the free Resume Keywords available on my website.
For more information regarding social media coaching, contact Martin Buckland, Certified Social Media Career Strategist at 905-825-0490.
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