Many people are using Twitter to find a job, but they may be missing one of Twitter’s best job searching tools. Rather than trying to follow all the top managers’ tweets, candidates can find actual jobs on TwitJobSearch.com.
And even better, the integrated profiles available allow job seekers to link their Linkedin profiles, their online resumes like VisualCV.com and even Skype directly to the recruiters.
Worth Checking Out
One big reason to experiment with the TwitJobSearch.com website is because recruiters are experimenting with it as well. Anytime a recruiter tries out a new resource, he will always be looking carefully at the candidates who apply through that source. Why? Because he is evaluating whether the new website is worth his while or not.
TwitJobSearch.com has another appeal to recruiters: it’s free for them to post their jobs. And that means they will really watch the candidate pool closely.
Denver Shows Strong Trends
A quick perusal of the TwitJobSearch.com site revealed an important fact: the Denver market is showing a solid number of job listings.
For example, a search on “IT in Denver” revealed over 1,300 opportunities, with 38 being posted in the last 48 hours (as of May 21, 2010.) Marketing has several opportunities (700+) as does Sales (1200+), but some industries lag behind, with accounting showing 115 jobs and human resources listing 160.
If you think about it, it makes sense that the cutting edge industries will be forefront on this new venue for recruiting.
One Word of Caution
While the TwitJobSearch.com offers some great tools, do be aware of what you are linking to your professional profile. The website does encourage people to link their Twitter account directly to the profile – this means that when you apply for the job, the recruiter will see that profile.
If you have a lot of personal or even social activity on your Twitter account, you might want to set up a separate account strictly for job searching. The recruiter doesn’t need to see your plans to go drinking with your buddies this weekend, nor do they care about the cute things your kids do.
There are ways to limit access to parts of your profile, but it can’t hurt to be cautious. In this rapid-fire job searching technique, you don’t want to miss an opportunity because of an image problem.
More to come…
TwitJobSearch.com offers a lot of tools to job seekers. Over the next few weeks, I’ll explore the options and write other articles about this new job searching resource. Hit “subscribe'” above to be notified of my new articles.
About the Author
A former corporate recruiter, Donna Shannon has been teaching job seekers since 2004, and leads the Brown Bag Job Search Group on Meetup.com. Her book, “Get a Job Without Going Crazy” is available on Amazon.com and the Tattered Cover Book Stores. Donna’s company Coyote Visions offers resume services, interview coaching and job search strategy development.