As promised, here are the slides from last night’s presentation. Thanks to everyone who came — I hope you got something out of it!
There is one concept about Twitter that I wanted to mention but forgot, so I’ll do it here. It’s how to effectively search for people and companies.
If you know you want a job in a certain location, with a certain company or in a certain field, it’s great to follow people who are already doing what you want to be doing. To find them, you go to Twitter’s advanced search function — search.twitter.com, and click on advanced. Here’s the link.
From there, you can search for people near a certain place or tweeting about certain things (companies, industries or ideas — anything you’re interested in).
It’s really powerful to combine LinkedIn’s company search with Twitter. With the company search, you can find companies based on name, region or industry. LinkedIn can also give you a list of people who work for the company. The best bet is to hone in on the human resources contact(s) and see if they’re on Twitter. If not, see if anyone listed is on Twitter and follow them.