Posted on 19 February, 2009 By 54 Comments

How Twitter Can Assist You With Your Job Search

 

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A couple of months ago I wrote about how to find freelance work on twitter. This article is similar but different. I am going to discuss how you can use twitter to assist in your job search. This isn’t for freelance work but is for regular job searches. When I started researching this article I was amazed at the number of resources I found – I didn’t expect there to be so much out there.

Not only will this article contain individuals and job search sites to follow but will also include online job searching resources that have a presence on twitter.

And I think that since the economy is totally falling apart that we can use every advantage when searching for a new position.

Job Search Databases Designed for Twitter

  1. TwitHire – is a job posting board that also posts to twitter. You can search for jobs on the website and you can also follow @twithire to receive notifications of new postings. If you have an available position, you can post it here as well.
  2. Job Shouts – is the free job board that tweets. You can search the job board and follow @jobshouts on twitter. More types of jobs are available then on twithire. I’ve been following for my research and a lot of jobs are sent through twitter. I would love to be able to filter them by location.

Search on JobTip Hashtag

  1. #jobtip – You can search on the #jobtip hashtag to find all the latest tweets containing, yes you guessed it, job tips.

Job Postings and Resources to Follow on Twitter

  1. http://twitter.com/authenticjobs – Jobs for Web and Creative Professionals
  2. http://twitter.com/indeed – “Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages – and we continue to add new sites every day.”
  3. http://twitter.com/libgig_jobs – Jobs for Librarians
  4. http://twitter.com/medical_jobs – Medical Job Postings
  5. http://twitter.com/monstercareers – Career Advice and Discussions
  6. http://twitter.com/simplyhired – Job Search Database
  7. http://twitter.com/socialmediajob – Jobs in Social Media
  8. http://twitter.com/wordpressjob – Aggregates all WordPress related jobs into a single feed.
  9. http://twitter.com/Web_Design_Jobs – Web Design and other Graphics Jobs
  10. http://twitter.com/wahm_job_leads – Work at Home Mom Job Leads – Please note that most of these jobs are pulled from Freelance bidding sites such as Get A Freelancer. Some of the jobs are good and others are really really bad.
  11. http://twitter.com/Joblighted – A tech job aggregator
  12. http://twitter.com/linkup – The twitter stream for LinkUp, a job search engine that searches posting on company websites.
  13. http://twitter.com/coolworks – Seasonal job listings for places like Yosemite.
  14. http://twitter.com/smjobwire – More social media job listings
  15. http://twitter.com/usmusicjobs – Listings for jobs in the music industry
  16. http://twitter.com/JobAngels – A pay it forward type of movement where you help one person find a job.
  17. http://twitter.com/themediaishirin – Helping laid off media professionals locate new positions.
  18. http://twitter.com/sfmobilejobs Mobile Web and Digital Media positions in the Silicon Valley

Job Searching Advice

  1. http://twitter.com/jacobshare – Job Search Advice
  2. http://twitter.com/theonlinebeat – Online Job Search Resource
  3. http://twitter.com/alisondoyle – About.com Job Search Guide
  4. http://twitter.com/RecruiterMoe – Online Recruiter
  5. http://twitter.com/GLHoffman – Author of Dig Your Job

Just for Fun

  1. http://twitter.com/jobsnob – Poking fun at silly things found on resumes and job applications.

Do you have any twitter job resources to add to this list? Do you think Twitter can be a useful tool for job hunting?

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