Landing a new job can be easier said than done (we get it, it’s tough out there), which is why you’re need to do everything you can to put yourself in prime position. That means nailing your LinkedIn profile picture, making your CV tip top and having the application process on lockdown.
It also means using your Twitter profile to your advantage, by priming your feed, bio and the content you engage with to reflect your desired position. As Twitter’s Senior Recruiter Jessica Mansell explains, your future employer might be looking at your tweets, so help yourself stand out for the right reasons.
“Make sure your bio includes your job title, and that your tweets are about your chosen industry,” she tells Cosmopolitan UK. “Then create lists for accounts you love, as they are a great way to manage your ecosystem and keep track of what specific users are talking about without having to follow them.
“These lists can be preferenced by industry, by interests, by company position, track competitors and colleagues, influencers etc, and kept private or made public.”
That doesn’t mean your Twitter account has to just be work, focused, though: Jessica adds that you should ” use Twitter as an opportunity to tell your future employee about your other interests outside work. Demonstrate your personality and join in on the conversation happening on the platform by connecting with communities that share similar passions to yours.
“Sharing memes, gifs, Retweeting can help set you aside from other candidates and show off your sense of humour.”
Any advice that encourages memes, we’re on board with.
This post first appeared in Cosmopolitan.UK