My first assumption when I joined Twitter was that it was a platform to share mindless ramblings and endless complaints. Many still feel the same way, however, more and more everyday Twitter is becoming a gateway for job opportunities.
In fact, one of the reasons why I found myself working at Internet Media Labs was because the company liked the way I wrote my tweets on Twitter, putting me in the candidate pool.
Nowadays, the workplace is not about having a resume or a cover letter anymore. Of course, it’s important to have those things but a lot of companies and organizations want to engage in Tweet chats and grow their relationships with their followers and potential employees.
You can think of Tweet chats as a screening process or pre-interview with a company or organization, where you can tweet questions and learn more about the company culture.
Twitter is not just a social networking site for mindless ramblings (you should probably limit those Tweets) but it’s a place to learn about employment opportunities in the workplace.
If you haven’t already, join Twitter, interact with leaders in the industry you’re interested in and see if you’re the right fit.
To employers: invite, engage, and share.
To potential employees: accept, engage, and ask.
Questions, feel free to comment your answers below:
1) Have you interacted with a company or organization on Twitter?
2) Did it ever lead to a potential job or business opportunity?
3) If not, do you plan on becoming more active with companies / organizations you’re interested in on Twitter?