Although, Twitter is a relatively new way to network online, it is becoming more and more popular. It is unique in its simplicity – the site consists of the “microblogs” of its users (tweeps) and serves as a way for people to post tweets (updates) to their subscribers (followers). It also should be noted that all communication is limited to 140 characters. Although, it may not initially seem so, Twitter can be a useful and professional networking tool.
- Be creative and selective in the information you display in your 160 character bio – the information you display will appear in the searches of others.
- There are a variety of organizations that are dedicated to connecting people with job opportunities such a @JobAngels, @Jobshouts, and @Twithire – follow them!
- List yourself in justtweetit, and search for others in your industry or desired industry to follow; this will also allow for others to find you.
- Be yourself but still tweet appropriately.
In general, remember that everything you post is searchable and visible to everyone. Tweeting “in search of employment in the Sports Management and field and willing to re-locate” may represent you better than “Just spent the last six hours watching a Real World marathon”