I recently published an article about Twitter’s value for job seekers, and I provided some concrete tips on how to use it. You can find the full article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/03/31/5-ways-to-use-twitter-to-land-a-job
Twitter can shepherd people to your online content, and thereby bolster your personal brand as a subject matter expert. You can find all the latest job openings in your field and preferred location. You can see the latest work of people you admire, and others you’ve never heard about before. And, you can share links to other articles and sites of interest to you, demonstrating both that you keep up to date and that you are a “sharer”, aka Team Player.
It doesn’t take much time at all to learn your way around Twitter, and sites like Hootsuite enable you segregate your twitter feeds into manageable streams, create lists of people to automatically follow, and schedule tweets so you can have a presence whenever you choose without even being there.
The moral of the story: if you are a job hunter, you must have multiple arrows in your quiver: your resume, LinkedIn profile, networking online and in person, etc. It’s well worth a few minutes of your day to include Twitter as one of those arrows.
So much for a long post about a site that only allows 140 characters per tweet – aka a “short post”.