Using Twitter as Career Tool

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This semester we have learned how to use Twitter. Upon adding many followers, I have begun to use Twitter for professional connections.

Through Twitter I have followed photographers, graphic designers, and journalistic professionals. These connections may become useful in my future if I use them correctly.

Twitter can be a very useful not just as a social tool, but to keep connections with professionals in the future. Here are some tips on how to be successful.

1. Follow local professionals. These professionals are a better outlet for employment and face to face connections if they are in close proximity.

2. Create online connections with select people. Just following these professionals may not be enough, but starting a conversation about their line of work may open doors for the future.

3. Tweet news and tips about your desired career. If Tweets are more professional and less personal, it will make your Twitter account more reputable.

4. To stay away from overloading these professionals with personal Tweets, something to consider would be to create separate accounts. Many people have done this already, but it is a good way to keep your personal life separate.

Above all make sure to keep everything grammatically correct, free of typos, and to use a professional tone. Making connections via social networking can be beneficial in the future if it is done correctly.

Photo credit: ladynamic via Creative Commons


Morgan Abel April 19, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

You definitely have to be careful to keep your personal life out of your professional Twitter. It's a good idea to create a separate, personal account if you want to use Twitter for personal reasons.

April Sigmund April 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

I also think Twitter can be a great career tool. After BNR class, hopefully I will continue using it for this reason even though I am no longer required to. Twitter can provide a lot of resources for those majoring in communications.

Anonymous,  February 11, 2014 at 3:13 AM  

that's Brilliant & Useful Career Tool to create a Meaningful CV.

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