Want to get ahead in the job hunting game? Have you considered using Twitjobsearch?
Most tech-savvy jobseekers and those in media jobs will already be scouring social media for their next role, but for those who prefer more traditional means, can Twitter deliver the goods when it comes to the all-important job hunt?
It seems like a no-brainer to use LinkedIn to seek out an exciting new position, after all business is what it’s there for. Yes, you have to know how to make connections, join groups, participate and ultimately, get referrals, but the whole platform is geared up to further the business objectives of companies and individuals.
On Facebook you simply have to ‘like’ the pages of companies you feel might suit you and their latest news – including, hopefully, vacancies – will appear in your feed as if by magic.
On Twitter however, the whole process becomes a little bit more convoluted. Hashtags are the obvious place to start as the technology presupposes that you are following relevant companies and people already. However this is fraught with danger – particularly as job titles can be so interchangeable. One person’s Sales and Marketing Manager is another’s Business Development Manager. It really is enough to send anyone into a spin.
With the presupposition mentioned above, it’s a fair bet that many openings get lost in the Twittersphere, but thankfully Twitjobsearch entered the fray to cut through the irrelevant tweets and deliver the recruitment ads right to your desktop. The service even has a neat tweetdeck-style desktop app – the somewhat imaginatively titled jobdeck — so you can keep an eye on the recruitment ads as they appear while you’re doing something else.
The handy thing about Twitjobsearch is that it employs an algorithm that examines the context in which the job-related keywords appear within a tweet. Effectively this means that it can weed out the tweets from those moaning about the job they hate, or survey results on Government jobless rates.
This contextual analysis should mean that searching for ‘Assistant to the Vice President’ doesn’t become ‘Assistant Vice President’. The tech knows that a Lifestyle Manager doesn’t need a business qualification in the same way that a dental technician has little to do with engineering.
Is it easy to use?
The simple answer is yes. The only thing users really need to do is be as precise as possible with their search terms as there are literally hundreds of jobs coming into the aggregator at any given moment.
Once the search has been entered, a list of relevant tweets will appear with a neat Google map and a menu down the right hand side that allows you to drill down into the list and sort by date posted, location, salary, job type etc etc.
To find out more a simple click on the chosen post will take you through to a ‘more details’ style page from where you can tweet the recruiter direct or request they contact you via skype at a time that’s convenient. No more resumes, no more cover letters, no more wondering if they’re going to make contact.
Working in the media? You should be using Twitjobsearch
For anyone working technology, media or mobile jobs, Twitter is the place to be looking for a new role. Twitjobsearch helps cut through the irrelevant and uninspiring to get straight to the information they’re seeking, saving them time and effort.
For those in more traditional industries – manufacturing for example – established search tools such as Monster and Careerbuild will still have their place, but if you want to stand out from the pack, what better way to do than by applying through Twitter?