How to Use Twitter to Search for Jobs

Twitter is the buzzword of 2009.  Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – known as followers – who have subscribed to them.

Twitter users post updates on Twitter that are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.

Companies and job boards are now posting job openings on Twitter, and job seekers can network through Twitter to help facilitate their job search and also retweet the jobs to their followers.

Quite a few sites have recently been launched that are allowing users search for jobs via Twitter. I will mention them here, and will do a detailed review at a later post.

TwitterJobSearch.com is a job search engine that searches Twitter for jobs that match the keywords that you enter. Founded by

JobAngels is a grass-roots movement asking you to simply help one person find gainful employment. It can be a friend, a family member, a colleague or a total stranger.

More and more employers and recruiters are using Twitter these days. Leading companies like IBM, RBS, PepsiCo all have twitter job accounts. Even job boards are using twitter, eg Jobsite.

Many other companies have a corporate presence on Twitter. Users can search by the company name to find them and engage with them.