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 â€śsearchâ€ť) companies youâ€™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.
Donâ€™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 companyâ€™s agenda (if the user regularly tweets about his/her work life). Use this insight to craft your resume accordingly or prepare for interviews. Donâ€™t forget that private Twitter lists are viewable only by you.