Why Using Twitter Will Help Your Job Search

There’s a reason why 310 million users speaking 40 different languages worldwide are spending their time on Twitter each day. Twitter has grown to be a favorite spot for everyone from everyday citizens to celebrities to be heard by a massive audience. As Twitter has developed, it’s also become a favorite place for candidates to search for new jobs, and recruiters to connect with job seekers. At Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, we have a Twitter account where you can find new job leads!

But, how can you know that your efforts at Twitter are worth it? Here are some good reasons why Twitter will help you with your job search.

You will have a social network presence:

Around 95 percent of all recruiters today use social media to check out candidates before they even call them in for an interview. When you establish a Twitter account, which is typically done in about 5 minutes, you have a network presence and the start of a brand you want others to see. While social media accounts sometimes have a negative perception, it’s a great option to differentiate yourself as a positive addition to your brand. A company could also find you on Twitter and use it as a way to contact passive or active job seekers to start the conversation.

You will get access to job leads first:

The instant nature of Twitter is that once a recruiter posts a job there, it’s immediately available for candidates who are searching. Twitter is also a good way to find out about new jobs and opportunities as companies often post press releases there that talk about company expansions and recruitment events.

You can set up lists to follow:

Twitter has a unique function that allows users to set up favorite lists by industries, people and even companies. This can be a great way to sort through all the job leads and keep personal conversations from taking over. For example, you can set up a group called ‘temp jobs IL’ for all new jobs to be listed.

You can search for jobs:

Using hashtags, you can easily access a huge search engine right at your fingertips. Try looking for jobs by industry such as #HRjobs or by the location of jobs such as #chicagojobs. Be creative and think of how the recruiters are posting job leads on Twitter. Once you find a hashtag that generates a lot of jobs, continue to search for that on a consistent basis.

Work with an Award-Winning Staffing Agency:

At Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, we are an award-winning financial recruiter in Chicago that helps job seekers find the right placement for their situation. Search our Twitter page for the latest job openings or contact our team today!