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Twitter Best Practices

To tweet or not to tweet?

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that costs nothing for users to access and little effort to keep in touch with busy friends. It can also help you build your brand or brand you as an expert.

Employers are using Twitter, too. Zappos, for example, has a link to Twitter on their home page, so you can see what Zappo employers are doing now and the company is using Twitter to recruit. Rainier PR has recruited and hired using Twitter. ATT posts open positions on Twitter. Many other companies have a corporate presence on Twitter. Search by the company name to find them.

According to an article in DMNews, Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester Research agrees that social networks allow all parties involved to better search for and reach their target.

Here are 10 easy steps and 5 strategies to help you start “tweeting.”

By the way, if you’re not already on LinkedIn, you definitely need to be. Basically, it’s a site that allows you to connect to people you know. It also allows you to see profiles of anyone else on LinkedIn, and gives you ways to connect to them.

Company Search – One of the best ways to use LinkedIn is if you have a very specific company you are interested in. You search on that company and, hopefully find people who are connected to other people you know. Then, you can ask your personal contact to connect you. Or, if you pay $30/month, you have the opportunity to email people with whom you don’t have a common contact.

03/21/2009 - Posted by | job search | , ,

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