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How Twitter can help you find a new job

How Twitter can help you find a new job
If you're looking for a new job, you might want to consider using Twitter along with more traditional search tools to market yourself, find open positions, get career advice and network, it has been revealed.

You can begin by highlighting your skills in your Twitter bio, career experts advise, the New York Post reported.

According to President Phil Rosenberg, if you're currently employed and secretly looking for a new job you can create an additional Twitter profile for job-seeking purposes.

Use keywords as you detail your credentials in your bio, so that recruiters and hiring managers can find you, and include a link to an online resume and your e-mail address.

Northwestern University's Career Services website also suggests creating a "Twesume," or a condensed resume of just 140 characters that you can tweet or use as your Twitter bio.

You can also use the background of your Twitter page to showcase your skills, if you work in a creative industry.

You can search using hashtags to find openings or advice.

According to career experts and our own research, the most effective hashtags for job search are #jobs, #hiring, #jobhunt, #jobsearch, #jobtips, #jobopening, #career and #resume, which you can also attach to your own tweets to help recruiters and hiring managers find you.

Searching using a combination of #jobs and a hashtag specifying the industry or location you'd like to work in is also useful, according to Diane Crompton, the co-author of "Find a Job Through Social Networking."

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