Higher (during its RefugeeWorks days) spent a lot of time at its trainings talking about social networks and the pervading relevance of networking tools such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
I ran across an article today that implores job seekers to use Twitter to connect with employers and land a job in less time than a standard job search.
Case in point, I have been trying to gain access into a national food service company. I used LinkedIn to connect with a recruiter who, in turn, connected me with two corporate folks. Now, I have an advantage in getting the meeting I have been trying to set up for weeks!
Below are a few tips from the article:
1) Employers are looking to spend less money on recruiting new employees. Twitter has become a cost effective tool for them.
2) Competition is high for every job openining that is out there. Fifteen million people are out of work in the U.S. It is time to be creative when it comes to networking!
3) Twitter gives you a direct connection to those individuals who are in charge of finding potential talent.
4) Networking, networking, networking. Twitter is a great way to build a network of folks who can give you job leads before they are posted on websites and newspapers.
5) The bottom line is Twitter yields results. And that is what we are all looking for!
See the entire article here.
Director of Higher