The Job Series - The Job Search Tweet

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How do you write a job search tweet?

This is a blog post in a series of articles about getting a job in tech. Confused? Here’s the first post

What should I have to start? ๐Ÿ”—

Assemble you assets:

When you’re looking for a job, it’s assumed you have the following ready to go:

  • an up to date resume

In tech I would also recommend making sure you have the following:

  • up to date LinkedIn
  • up to date personal website

Your personal website should include links to accounts you’re comfortable sharing with your employer. As you can see on mine, I link to my twitter, Github, product hunt, linked in, and at the bottom I link to a page that has more information about me.

If you’re new to personal websites, something really easy to set up is a public notion page with links to all of your relevant accounts

How do I write a job search tweet? ๐Ÿ”—

I’d recommend making a public post about your search for a job, like the one I made here. It was a helpful extra piece of information that when interviewing, gave context about me, beyond the resume. Managers I talked with came prepared to talk about what I was looking for, as well as was a bit more familiar with my personality. Even if you don’t have a blog, a public google doc, notion page, or something to give a bit of insight is really amazing.

When I announced I was on the job hunt, along with sharing this blog post, interviewers came into my interview with a strong understanding of what I was looking for, as well as ready to assuage any concerns I might have had about their teams.

It’s time to deploy twitter - the job search post. People wont know youre looking for a job unless you tell them.

Here’s two examples of job hunt Tweets I wrote:

Generally, the job hunt tweet should include letting people know youre looking for a job, what skills you have, what kind of roles youre looking for, and a link to more about you - whether that’s your personal site, your linkedin, or a blog post talking mroe about your job hunt. It also doesn’t hurt to ask for a retweet so people are more compelled to share!

Twitter is also an iconic tool for finding jobs because people can reach out to you with opportunities - always check your dm’s and message requests you never know what opportunities lie there.

The Twitter search feature is your friend. If there’s a specific role title you’re looking for, search for it there. Truth be told, the Twitter search is quite a powerful tool because of it’s implemented search operators. Try using these to filter through tweets!

Bonus Video ๐Ÿ”—

Together we’re going to get you through this job search! You’ve got this!