For most Americans, it seems that Twitter has become nothing more than a playground for vain people who simply want to tell everyone what kind of latte they had at Starbucks.
Meanwhile, there are over 100 million people on Twitter in the US and most of them are doing business.
So here is a plan of attack for using Twitter to find work:
First, set up a Twitter account for yourself that tells the world who you are and what you do. Make sure you have a background and header. Make your very short bio count.
Second, start researching the hashtags (#) that are relevant to what you are trying to do. If you are a computer programmer, you will be searching for hashtags like #php, #html, #webdesign, #Microsoft, etc. Don’t forget to look for #jobs or #job.
Third, now you are ready to really dig in. Start searching every day for the relevant hashtags. This way you can keep an eye on everyone who is talking about what you are interested in.
Fourth, start following everyone that has anything to do with what you are interested in. Make sure you keep track of everyone from CEOs to janitors at the companies that you are interested in working with.
Fifth, interact, interact, interact. Tweet and direct message (DM) everyone who is interesting. You should also retweet (RT) anything that they have said that’s interesting.
Finally!!! Now that you have a reputation as a great Tweeter, you are in a position to start actually asking for the leads you need. You can simply DM the people that you have gotten to “know” on Twitter. You might find that the friendships that you have developed are strong enough to help you get inside connections to new jobs.
So… why is this great? Simple, it’s free. It’s easy. You can do it from the palm of your hand. And it’s fun.
Just do it. You will find yourself making some awesome connections, very quickly.
By: Bob Peryea
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