Using Twitter & Smartphones for your job search
Consider the following tips provided by Entrepreneur.com.
Twitter – job chats
Use these virtual conversations to find companies that are hiring or network with recruiters and fellow job seekers. Twitter chats happen in real time, with members using a hashtag associated with a particular discussion to ask a question and follow what others are saying. Job chats include:
- #jobhuntchat (Mondays at 10 p.m. Eastern)
- #careerchat (Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Eastern)
- #HireFriday or #HFChat (Fridays at noon Eastern).
Also, TweetMyJobs, a Twitter-based job board lets you sign up to have notices of job openings for specific positions, industries or locations texted to your cell phone or, if you have a Twitter account, added to your Direct Messages (DM) list. Sign up for the service from your phone or computer.
Smartphones have become job hunters’ go-to virtual assistants. Use your phone to scan mobile versions of popular job boards or get automated text messages when new jobs open up at companies you want to work for. Download job-hunting apps, including Bump, which lets you exchange business cards or contact information by “bumping” phones together, Job Interview Prep flash cards to quiz yourself on possible interview questions, and Google Maps Mobile to avoid traffic jams that could make you late for an interview.