Navigating Twitter with both personal and professional objectives in mind can be challenging – what voice do you use? What content do you repost? Who do you follow? However, these questions also make this platform such a useful tool for current job hunters. By electronically broadcasting your voice, future employers can get a sense of who you are, what you’re interested in, what news you choose to follow or participate within.
So, for those users who don’t quite know how to approaching using Twitter on a daily basis, ask yourself what conversation you want to be a part of? If it’s about your company or the industry you work in – broadcast it. If it’s a new venue in the city you live in – broadcast it. If it’s interesting to you, then chances are it’s going to positively represent you in a digital forum.
To get a sense of how you use Twitter – and as a special #FF post – I’m curious as to who you follow on Twitter. Do you use Twitter for personal use only? For professional use only? A combination of the two?
Here are my top picks:
(As a final shout out, I just started following @MariSmith who posted this appropriate article today: Why You Should Be Using Twitter and 7 Random Benefits – by Basil Puglisi)