Use twitter to find new job vacancies
Use twitter to find new job vacancies
Twitter is awesome for finding new jobs
When speaking to people about what tools they use to search for job openings I will always get the usual answers in Linkedin, Indeed, Totaljobs, Monster, Reed, Newspapers & Industry Magazines etc but surprisingly not many people say Twitter.
Twitter is probably the most underutilised tool when it comes to job searching, every day we tweet out new jobs and we use twitter a lot to find businesses that are recruiting to introduce to our job board. There are literally thousands of jobs being added to twitter every day and very rarely do you see people connecting with the hiring company to find out more information, well not on the feed anyway.
It took me ages to figure twitter out and to be honest I am still not one hundred percent on top of all the twitter etiquette but one thing I can teach you all is how to search for these jobs on a daily basis.
Twitter is best used as a search tool in my opinion and so many companies are tweeting information out using hashtags and these are a great way to start searching for new job openings on the social media platform.
The first option is to go to www.twitter.com and in the search bar at the top of the webpage type in something like #cornwalljobs ( I am from Cornwall so using Cornwall as an example, if you are in a different area then use your local county or city instead ie #bristoljobs or #cheshirejobs etc)
You will see in the image above that it will bring up all of the jobs that employers have tweeted out with that hashtag in it. Make sure you click on the latest tab at the top of the page so you get all of the latest jobs coming up first and then ascending in date order.
You will now see a list of the latest job vacancies , each tweet will normally have a link to their website or a job board page where you can read more about the vacancy and learn more about the hiring company.
The second option for you is to search for the hashtags #hiring or #recruiting , now these ones are a bit more generic and you will get a list of tweets from companies from all around the world so you will need to filter these tweets down to your local areas. If you click on the More tab you will get a few options to help you filter the tweets, as you will see by the picture below there are options for “From people you follow” and “Near you” that will help you refine the list of jobs down to a more digestable level.
The third and more advanced level is using a free twitter tool called Twitter Advanced Search, some of you may already know of the website but for those who do not it is a website search tool that can help you search for specific things within twitter using keywords and dates etc. Just type in Twitter Advanced Tools in to Google or your favourite web browser and the page will come up, click on the link and you will be presented with a screen like this…
Now please do not be alarmed by this screen, it is not confusing it is dead easy to use to search for jobs, I literally use 3 of the options to narrow down the search to find a list of jobs in a specific area.
The 3 boxes that I use are “All of these words”, “Places” and “Dates”, that’s it. You can see below the words I have used to search for jobs in a specific area within a specific timeline, you can be more accurate with your searching if you like but I am just showing you the easy way to find a list of jobs like the one below.
Once you have filled in the search boxes with the information you are keen to find you will again end up with a list of jobs within a specific area and timeline for you to read through and apply for. Again make sure you click om the latest jobs tab so you can go through them in date order.
I really can not recommend using twitter in your job searching enough, thousands of companies daily are tweeting out jobs and as it is underutilised it could give you an advantage in finding jobs over the people who are not using it as it will mean there is less competition if you get your application in quickly.
Anyway, I hope this blog post helps you in your job search, there are many tools to use to find a new job but by implementing twitter in to your search I feel that you will find a whole host of jobs that you would not find using any other tools.
If you have any questions about using twitter to find a job then ask away in the comments or chat to us on Twitter or Facebook.