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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Nov 23, 2016

Did you know there are jobs shared on Twitter every day? If you know how to look for the jobs you want, Twitter provides you with an opportunity to connect with the person behind the posting. Twitter should be looked at as a real time job search engine and communication channel, says guest expert Chris Russell.

The best way to search Twitter for jobs is by using keywords and hashtags (#). In the Twitter search bar, simply enter # plus your career field (e.g. #marketing) and then your location to see all the latest Tweets about jobs in your area. Hashtags help filter your results so you only get the tweets that pertain to your query. Also, if you click on a hashtag, you will see all the other Tweets from those who have used your same keyword.

Recruiters are actively posting jobs on Twitter. A job seeker can even find job boards and save past searches to access search results at a later time.

Popular hashtags with job seekers and recruiters are:

Twitter gives you the ability to have a one-to-one, personal conversation with a recruiter representing the company you want to work for. You can use it to rise above your job search competition, to promote yourself as an expert in your industry or to establish your personal brand.

If you would like to build a relationship with a recruiter on Twitter try:

  • Retweeting their posts
  • Making them a favorite
  • Asking them the best way to apply for a job
  • Being nice

Pro Tip — Don’t ask for a job right away. Start a simple dialogue first!

Chris Russell Bio

Chris Russell is the Founder of Widely considered to be the 'mad scientist of online recruiting, Chris has been connecting job seekers to employers since 1999. When he's not running Career Cloud, you can find Chris on his kayak or biking his local rail trail. Chris has provided a list of career tools at, which includes a job board list for every state.

Ben’s Job Search Resource:

Ben’s resource this week is Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation 2016 Annual Social Recruiting Survey. The data and infographics included cover general hiring trends, tips for job seekers and how employers find job candidates. The report was compiled from 1600 different recruiters.

Jenna’s Find Your Dream Job Listener Question:

Today’s question comes from Sierra Winegarner who attended our Career Pathways and Doing Good Event. She asks, “Is it OK to have a multiple page resume?”

*The difference between a resume and a CV is: A resume is roughly one to two pages and a CV includes everything in your professional career.

If you would like the team to answer a job-related question, email it to, or call her at 716-JOB-TALK. If we use your question on the air, you will receive a copy of our new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere (to be published February 1, 2017). Or, if you’ve found a job resource you think everyone should know about, send it to, and tell him how it has helped you find your dream job.

Ben and Jenna’s segments are sponsored by Hack the Hidden Job Market Course. The course is now live, so register today!

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Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,