Today, I was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “A New Job Just a Tweet Away.”
Twitter users say the service can be more convenient than online job boards, allowing users to follow feeds that list jobs from a variety of companies rather than trolling through thousands of job-board listings. “It’s an efficient way to get a general idea of what type of jobs are out there,” says Ryan Kellett, a senior at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.
He subscribes to about a half-dozen job feeds on Twitter. “It’s a little bit more of a chore to go on [job boards] on a daily basis,” he says. “You don’t know if there’s new content on there.”
To be honest, I feel like anyone using Twitter as part of the job search is doing so experimentally. There’s no “best practices” of what to tweet for self promotion or whom to follow for the best job leads. I think the personal branding for the average job-seeker is the most important part, beyond using Twitter to find out what kind of jobs are out there.