As future members of the workforce we know how important social media is when hunting for a job. LinkedIn is one of the best and most efficient social media websites when it comes to creating a professional presence and “linking” with possible employers. Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to show off your experience and skills, and gives recruiters a good picture of what you can contribute as an employee. Today, social media has become more prevalent than ever before, especially when it comes to Twitter. Could Twitter be the new LinkedIn? This article from Venture Beat states that according to a study by the social recruiting company Gozaik, every minute fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter. In the last six months this number has grown by 32 percent. Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says that at this rate Twitter will become the dominant channel for talent recruitment. Sales happens to be the biggest category at 25 percent followed by IT and other tech positions. With these percentages in mind, Twitter should reach two million job postings a month. Posting jobs in real-time on Twitter quickens the recruiting and hiring processes. Although book and magazine publishing companies aren’t the top tweeters, New York City accounts for the top city with the most job postings on Twitter. Searching #nyc or #newyorkcity might be the most beneficial thing we can do.
Are any of you avid Twitter users? If not, check out this article from Marketing Think about how to build the perfect Twitter profile. The article even contains its own Twitter blueprint. Here is the full blueprint in a slideshow. Checkout this great infographic from Media Bistro as well.