3 Ways Twitter Can Enhance Your Executive Job Search by anamaulida


									A whole new world of job search is open to candidates through social
media and is booming like never before. It's already been established
just how beneficial this medium can be for individuals conducting
professional job searches, especially when LinkedIn is a priority.Twitter
has also been deemed a useful tool for job seeking, especially for entry-
and mid-level professional job seekers. But should it be utilized at the
executive level? The answer is yes! In fact, you might be surprised by
just how beneficial it could be for your search. It may be able
to...Support Your Executive BrandThere's no doubt that executives need to
work harder than professionals further down the corporate ladder to build
and maintain a strong brand. Employers expect you to be highly respected
in your field. This can be difficult to prove if your brand doesn't back
you up.In the online world, the first impression recruiters and
headhunters will receive when entering your name in a search engine
depends highly on what your name is connected to-and even how often your
name is mentioned in the engine.By creating a Twitter profile under your
name (or your name and executive title), you are making the statement
that you and your profession are one-this is how you're identified. You
are creating one more entry in the search engine that ties your expertise
in a particular field to your name.Cement Your Reputation as an
ExpertWhat's great about creating a Twitter account is that you now have
the opportunity to build a following by sharing your expertise. As we all
know, the Internet is filled with millions of online users looking for
free information. And as an expert in your field, you should have plenty
to share.From a recruiting perspective, companies want to know that the
executives they headhunt are highly knowledgeable about their fields.
Usually, this information has to be acquired via a seeker's resume, cover
letter, and a series of interviews. So just imagine how much more
confident they can feel in your ability to deliver when they're given a
front-row seat to your wisdom before they even contact you.More Easily
Accessible to Executive RecruitersAs mentioned previously, recruiters and
employers are looking for candidates all the time, and Twitter works
wonders in making you more visible. But even when you're not being
recruited, you can make yourself known to recruiters by following them.
Engage in a conversation, share info, and even send them candidates if
you know of any to build great networking relationships that could move
beyond Twitter.Twitter seems like a fun land for kids and young adults-
nothing that could benefit executive job seekers. But if utilized
correctly, this medium could work wonders in improving your job
search.For additional tips and advice on resumes and cover letters,
follow us on Twitter @GreatResume or visit our blog.

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