Twitter can be an amazing tool to help you find fresh information and job postings for current sales job opportunities. You can also join in on the action by opening an account, develop a strategy for your account and in this case to find a sales job and use this as a tool in your toolbox to help you find current sales job opportunities. This post will give you 5 tips on how to use Twitter to help you find a sales job.
First things first. If you don’t already know what Twitter is and how to use this online resource, I would suggest doing some research and to learn a bit before jumping in the tweeting world. Here is a link of results to help you get started: What is Twitter. Next thing you should do is to familiarize yourself with twitter, so go visit the site and click around. It is quite intuitive and easy to use: Visit the SalesCareer.Net Twitter Page! Once you get the hang or if, sign up for an account and connect with salescareer.net!
Before I jump into the 5 tips to help you find sales jobs on twitter. It is important to set up your twitter account, keep it professional and to create a strategy for the account. Use twitter as a source for gaining information as well as sharing your information so that others will find you “connectable”. Not only can you find up to the minute or in twitter’s case, up to the second and fresh information, it is also a social network where you can connect with others. Now this is where your strategy comes into play. Your focus is to find a sales job and probably within a niche industry. Do not treat this like your myspace or facebook page where you add all your friends and family. Keep it professional and relevant to your twitter career search strategy.
It is also important to not connect with anyone and everyone who “follows” you and you don’t go following everyone, it is not a popularity contest and if you have one thousand followers, but you are not communicating, then whats the purpose? Follow those that are relevant and will help you reach your sales career twitter strategy goals. Ok, so now I will dive into the 5 ways to use twitter for your sales job search. Good luck and see you in twitter-land! Oh, one more thing, don’t be a spammer and share too much information, keep it focused and add value to the conversation.
1: USE HASHTAGS
I can rewrite a definition for twitter hashtags, but let me quote twitter support on this one:
Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
Hashtags: helping you find interesting Tweets
- People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to show more easily in Twitter Search.
- Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.
- Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet.
- Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
So in your case, do a search like this, #salesjobs. Click on the hashtag and you will see what I mean. It gets automatically updated whenever someone uses the hashtag for their tweet. Now don’t stop there, you can use the hashtag with other keywords such as #salesmanager, #salesexecutive, #newsalesjob or look into your industry #crmsoftware, #healthcare and get fresh information that you can click on and find out job opportunities or new information. Once you find some relevant feeds from your hashtags, then follow a few so that each time you sign into your account, you can see freshly updated posts and information.
To help you find a sales job that interests you, think about some target companies or recruiters that you want to follow to get information. Do a search and follow the company that you are interested in working for.
3: ADD VALUE
Remember that this is not a popularity contest and not a race to see how many followers you can get. Never mind what the stars are doing boasting their 1 million twitter followers, they already have a job so they are just doing it to push out informatino and to keep in touch with their fans. Add value by contributing to the topic you have chosen. In this case, share some links on job hunting or share a news item that you found useful on the industry you are looking to work in. Others who are in the industry you are looking to work in might find and follow you because they see your timeline of sharing is of relevant and useful information. Connect with the relevant followers and build your professional social network.
Twitter can be so automated and there is even an automation response thingy where when someone follows you, an automated thank you email is sent out. I think this is just a waste of email memory and is one of the flaws of mass social media. Reach out and connect with someone by sending a real message to those in your network. Ask them questions or advice on your sales job search. Reach out and tweet someone, but be sure to connect and communicate versus just mindlessly adding tweets after tweet. Connect, Communicate, Share and Tweet Happy!
5: YOUR RESUME
Add a link to your resume and if you don’t already have an online resume, I would suggest getting up to date with technology. You can also set a link to your Linkedin profile so that they can view your professional experience. If you do not have an online resume, learn more here: ONLINE RESUME
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