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Asked by David on October 23, 2016

How would I use Twitter to obtain a job interview/offer? I'm fairly active on Twitter and have a following of over 1000.

Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at ADP, on October 28, 2016

Hello!
Social media is a great resource for finding job opportunities and communicating with employers. First off, be sure to "follow" organizations and people in the field you'd like to work for. Many companies tweet about new job opportunities as they arise, so this is a great way to stay alerted and to then apply on their websites. Also, you can find opportunities by searching relevant hashtags such as "#hiring" "#careers" "#jobopening" "#Internshipopening" etc. or more specific hashtags to your industry of interest, such as "#TechJobs". Since you have an active Twitter and a fairly large following, it also would help boost your "street cred" to employers that stumble upon your account if you share tips, industry news, and engage with your followers about meaningful topics.
Hopefully this helps in your job search and interview process! Best of luck!

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Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on October 28, 2016

The most effective way to use Twitter to find a job is to follow thought leaders and influencers from the companies and job fields in which you have the most interest.  Pay close attention to what these people are saying, what they are doing, and where they are going.  Hopefully, they will follow you in return.  When you feel comfortable, reach out to these individuals, introduce yourself, and ask for opportunities to speak with them and obtain their advice.  All of this will lead to them following you and them paying attention to what you have to say.  Essentially, this is networking.  Leverage Twitter to build your network, then leverage your network to get the career that you desire.

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Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on December 5, 2016

Twitter is a great solution for building your brand and it sounds like you are active. To land a job interview, continue to build your brand and your followers by staying up to date in your industry, sharing articles, online content, and items you feel are professionally interesting to you. The goal is to generate followers who are influential to your career and then engage with their content. Twitter is also a great way to find latest job openings for the companies of interest to you. You can get a jump on your competition and really focus on the companies you are most interested in. Social media is a tool for increasing your network, so the bigger your network the more opportunities for doors to open to you. Good luck.

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