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Hashtags Job Hunters Need To Know

15 Great Twitter Hashtags to Secure Your Dream Job

by Kate Jones | Aug 17, 2017 | Social Media Job Seeking |Career Enlightenment

Hashtags to find an employer:

  1. #hiring: Unsurprisingly, the number one hashtag hiring managers use.
  2. #joblisting: This one is pretty much guaranteed to take you straight to a role specification.
  3. #tweetmyjobs: This has been tagged nearly a million times so it’s worth including in your search.
  4. #ukjobs: If you’re looking for something UK based this will take you straight to the goods. You can also change it up with #*yourcity*jobs to get super specific.
  5. #graduate: If you’re fresh out of university, use this hashtag to find graduate positions.

Hashtags to let employers know you’re looking:

  1. #hireme: Get straight to the point – you’re on the lookout!
  2. #resume: Twice as popular as #CV, this is the one to use if you’re sharing your resume online.
  3. #MBA: If you have an MBA, let potential employers know about your impressive educational background.
  4. #HR: This hashtag makes your post visible to anyone searching in the HR thread.
  5. #careerchange: Great if you’re looking to take your career in a new direction.

Industry specific hashtags:

  1. #salesjobs: This popular hashtag will take you straight to sales jobs listings.
  2. #accounting: If you’re an accountant you’re in luck – listings in this field come up regularly on Twitter.
  3. #SEO: A popular area for recruitment, this one has been tagged more than a million times by job seekers.
  4. #journojobs: For budding journalists, look no further than this hashtag to find your dream position.
  5. #industry: Use this with another tag like #tech or #marketing and you’ll find listings matched to your area of expertise.

If you have a crystal-clear idea of what you’re after, hashtag the specific job you are looking for. This is perfect for those of us in specialist industries such as web development, HR or professional services.

Another option if you’re looking for something a little more niche is this clever tool from Hashtagify which allows you to search for popular hashtags.

Finally, a great way to grab the attention of a potential employer is by using a picture with your tweet – Twitter posts with images receive 150% more engagement.

Conventional methods for finding a job are slowly fading into the background, and the hashtag is now your best friend for securing the position of your dreams. Twitter should be right up there at the top of your list of ways to find your next role.


Effective Prep For Career or Job Change

According ot Dan Schwabel, between ages 18 and 50, the average person will hold 12 jobs and almost half of them may be before age 25.  If you are contemplated a change in  employment, read these 7 tips to speed you on your way.

  1. Before you leap into a new career or move your current one to a new company, spend some time thinking about what you want in the new position.  How do you want to spend your day?  What problems do you want to solve?  What challenges you? Which skills do you want to use? Who do you want to work with-what kind of people help you perform optimally?  Where to you thrive, what environment and elements of company culture nurture your gifts?  Answer these questions to help you make the best career-promoting decisions.
  2. Create a career plan, frame the trajectory of you working life using the information generated by step one.   You need to have a goal in order to select the path most likely to move you toward it.  Not knowing where you are going is the biggest mistake you can make.  The goal may be revised many times as doors close and windows open through no action of yours.  Think of the job categories that no longer exist and those that have sprung up in the last  years.  To be able to evaluate new options you must have some standards to compare them to.
  3. Expand your knowledge of what is out there, where the opportunities are.  Don’t limit yourself to the kinds of jobs you’ve held or the fields of endeavor  you already know.  Great ways to learn about new kinds of work are through networking and getting to know lots of new people.  Join something; connect with professional groups; use LinkedIn to expand your horizons.  Ask for informational interviews; ask to shadow someone whose job seems interesting.  Read newspapers and magazines; read professional journals in fields that interest you.  Attend professional organization meetings, conferences, presentations.  Volunteer.  Think outside the box you are in!
  4. Before you settle on a new direction, research the job market and salary.  Be certain that there are openings to be filled.  If you don’t have all of the sills required, consider the time and expense or re-tooling and prepare to show how your current experiences have positioned you to slip seamlessly into the new role.
  5. Financial planning for the transition is necessary.  You may need to support yourself without income for a short while.  Training may be necessary and not all companies pay full salary during this period.  Have some extra funds so that you aren’t forced to take the highest paying (but not necessarily the most rewarding) job or the first one offered.  Sometimes you will need to accept a lower starting salary or fewer benefits until you’ve proven your value.
  6. Don’t assume that in order to get the job you want you will need another degree or job specific skills.  Many companies prefer to train new hires themselves.  Others will pay for employees to go back to school.  Where it appears that only MBAs will be interviewed, look for other positions that do the same work but without the degree requirement from the start.  Most professionals know that a degree gives good backgrounding and exposure, but the real learning is done on the job.
  7. Some DONTs and DOs.  Don’t wait before you have a new job.  Don’t neglect networking.  Don’t skip the research into  yourself and potential careers.  Don’t give up too quickly.  Do begin to consider a move when you aren’t growing in your present role or when you can see that the fit isn’t a good one. Do draw on strengths developed in previous positions. Do find a mentor or support team. Do adjust your resume to reflect the new position or career field.

I’m available to help with your career journey.  Lets get together soon! stephanie@accessguidance.com or 610-212-6679.