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Let us be thankful for fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” – Mark Twain

This is not my first post on leveraging Twitter for job search (see Tweet Your Way to a New Job – Twitter for Job Search) and I know it is not my last (although I’ve found a different bird for this post, albeit, not the Twitter bird). Given the sheer diversity of Twitter resources for job search, this is a first in a series of posts on this topic. Today’s focus is a few articles on leveraging Twitter for job search followed by reviews of a few Twitter job search sites.

Twitter for Job Search:

  • Leverage Twitter for Your Job Search – This article, posted on and written by Miriam Salpeter from Keppie Careers, provides a detailed “how to” for using Twitter to further your job search. The article covers what Twitter can do for you, What to do First, Sustain your Twitter Network and more. The article covers branding yourself (like a name that won’t embarrass you), creating the right profile and building a network you can leverage in your search.
  • 20 Ways To Get a Job Through Twitter – This list of ideas (20 to be exact) is provided by and covers many of the basics for launching your job search via Twitter. From the basic stuff like Sign Up for Twitter to more comprehensive ideas (like creating your profile), the article covers full range of topics. Ideas on how to keep “Twitter ready” versions of your resume and building your network are all covered.

Twitter Feeds for Job Search: Like just about everything on the web, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of Twitter feeds for job search. While I can’t cover them all, I’ve listed a few of the feeds that I’m familiar with. There will be more feeds in future posts. Links at the start of each of the following paragraphs are to each site’s Twitter site.

  • Postajobonline – This feed provides regular updates of job opportunities. Like what you see, just click on the link which will take you to their website ( and provides details on the listing. Once on the website, you can visit their job board ( and search jobs and post your resume. There are tabs at the top of this page for various job functions. There are also links on the right hand side of the page for jobs by category, top employers, job type and location.
  • JobHitsUS – JobHits has a number of feeds depending on what you are looking for, they have feeds for the UK, Finance jobs, IT jobs and more. JobHits is a job search engine with updated vacancies from major job sites. Their feed (depending on the feed you follow) lists specific jobs. Click on the link in the feed and this will load the website page with that particular listing. Their US based web job search engine (they also have web sites for other locations) –, leads with a search engine (keywords, location and then search), followed by popular search links (saves some time). Once you’ve done a search, you can use the filters on the left hand side of the page to narrow your search. They also have a link to their blog at the top left hand side of the page.
  • Jobsonwashpost – This is the Washington Post’s Twitter job feed. Similar to the other feeds mentioned above, this feed posts specific jobs. Click on any of these links and the Washington Post’s job page will load with detail on the specific job mentioned in the tweet. You can apply for any of these jobs by clicking “apply now” at the bottom of the job description. Their website has over 10,000 job opportunities posted and also provides a job search engine with career resource links at the top of the page.

Good luck in your search.

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