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? 🔗
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? 🔗
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:
Life update: I left my startup and am now looking for a new job.— ali is in japan (inverted us time zone land) (@endingwithali) December 17, 2019
I'm in a bit of a time crunch (willing to talk 1 on 1 about it, as well about why I left), so any help means a lot.
I'm looking to relocate (rare, I know!) and want to work on a team with strong mentorship.
🥳 I'm looking for a new role 🥳https://t.co/hjiM3B2XGK— ali is in japan (inverted us time zone land) (@endingwithali) September 10, 2020
I have experience with community, writing, technical tutorials, and presentation.
Please RT for visibility.
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 🔗
Together we’re going to get you through this job search! You’ve got this!