4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Land Your Next Gig
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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So you’ve scoured job boards, had lunches, connected on LinkedIn and even landed a few interviews, but to no avail. Well, Twitter is a great place to connect and find leads for jobs as well. But you don’t want to go about it the wrong way. Here are a few smart steps from Brazen Careerist that will ensure you maximize your efforts and find success:

Internal recon: Lists are also a great way to stalk (oops, I mean “search”) companies you’re interested in applying to. By adding companies to a list, you can get an overview of company happenings and corporate announcements via Twitter. Knowing those details can earn you major brownie points if they come up during interview time.

Don’t be shy about adding employees to your lists, either. Seriously, though it sounds creepy, following employees gives you an inside glimpse into the problems that are critical to a company’s agenda (if the user regularly tweets about his/her work life). Use this insight to craft your resume accordingly or prepare for interviews. Don’t forget that private Twitter lists are viewable only by you.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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