Moving Beyond LinkedIn to Twitter

If you’re one of the people that’s been on LinkedIn for a while, you might be ready to move on to something new. I suggest Twitter. It’s a microblogging service that only lets you type 140 characters at a time. (To give you an idea, this paragraph is already over that limit.) It forces you to be brief, but you can make some great connections with just a few words. If you know what industry you’re interested in or know someone that you’d like to get in touch with but aren’t sure how, Twitter could work.

If you know your industry, you can start following industry trends and contributing to the conversation by sharing links and news. In other words, you start to establish yourself as something of an up-and-coming expert.

If you know who you’d like to connect with, start following them and replying to their “tweets” (that’s Twitter-speak for posts). Pretty soon, you’ll develop an online relationship and you can ask them questions that pertain to you and your situation.

For more information about using Twitter to ramp up your job search, check out this article that’s been floating around today. I’m also on Twitter, so feel free to check out my profile.

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