LinkedIn and Twitter are two social media sites that employers use extensively to post positions and to search for candidates. You can maximize your job search efforts by leveraging the power of both of these sites, using them in combination with each other to increase your job search effectiveness.
Here are some quick tips on how to use these two sites together:
Follow employers on Twitter to find out what they are tweeting about. You can position yourself to convince employers that you are the solution to their problems by gathering intelligence on these employers to find out what their needs are. By reading their tweets regularly you will get a good idea of what is important to them. You can then join the conversation and add value by contributing ideas that they would find useful.
Find out who in your LinkedIn network is also on Twitter. By clicking on Who to Follow on the new Twitter interface and then Find Friends and then LinkedIn, you can follow your LinkedIn connections on Twitter. This can really work to your advantage if you have hiring managers and recruiters in your network that you want to gather intelligence about.
Use the Tweets application on LinkedIn. By adding the Tweets application you can display your most recent tweets on your LinkedIn profile, and you will have access to updates from people you are following on Twitter at your fingertips on your LinkedIn profile. This enables you to use LinkedIn and Twitter at the same time without having to toggle back and forth between the two different social media sites.
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