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twitter has taken the social networking world by storm but there’s something that sets it apart giving you access to people celebrities athletes and yes heads of industry that you normally wouldn’t come in contact with you can find a lot of decision makers out there very quickly like I said before you can go right from point A to point B really quickly now using social media using Linked.In Twitter and Facebook David gallant works on the support team at Hub. Spot in Cambridge he says Twitter helped him land his first job right out of college through a job posting he saw his friend Pete retweet the president of garfield group said hey Pete can you retweet this Pete did I jumped on it I didn’t know the president of Garfield group I knew Pete so now that the triangles now completed the friendship circles there I know this person two degrees away just because of Twitter and when that company downsized did David found himself on the job hunt again his Twitter connections help dude land whose current hubspot job we were following each other on Twitter so we’re talking and sharing jokes this and that built up a relationship enough where they knew my name I knew their names so when it came time to coming in it was like that guy’s a familiar face at this point you don’t need to be a computer whiz creating a Twitter profile is your first step put a nice clear picture of yourself and maybe a custom background but that’s not enough creating your brand learning how to market yourself online is a huge part of finding a job according to dan Schawbel managing partner of millennium branding and author of me to point o brand yourself for the career you want not the job you have that’s the key because people are going to be searching for keywords based on different expertise and if you’re branding yourself for a job you hate right now you’re just going to keep keep getting more opportunities for that type of job so you really want to position yourself for something that you’re really passionate about and gung ho about because then those type of opportunities are going to come to you you can start by searching for leaders in your industry even targeting specific companies where you want to work and follow them using an advanced search will help you figure out what topics people are talking about and jumping into a conversation can show off what you know swallow calm is one site that sháá bells jest it allows you to search for people in specific careers and you can even isolate where you’d like to work for every single day that you don’t have a profile on these top social networks like Twitter Facebook Linked. In as well as maybe your own website that’s that’s one opportunity missed every single day because people are already searching for you or people like you with that type of expertise don’t just focus on promoting yourself but try broadcasting information you think your network of followers will find useful because it’s not just who you follow but what you’re tweeting about that makes a difference to potential employers they understand the Twitter culture are they at replying people are they retweeting people do they do they use Twitter in the right way or is it just something that they goof around on it’s a great way to really see someone’s personality Tom Lee of 451 marketing often uses Twitter to find employees and tweets about job openings at his company you can’t imagine the number of resumes I get every day that are addressed it to whom it may concern and and it’s in an email and it sent to the yule info at 451 marketing I don’t even open those whereas I would say the the conversion rate for the four people who reach out to me through Twitter which is probably for every three people that reach out to me two of those people get interviews so with job websites and postings on employment pages haven’t led to a steady paycheck you may want to reach out to the Twitterverse and see what follows Ted daniel fox 25 news. .