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Five powerful ways to use Twitter to find jobs and talent

Accurately and efficiently matching jobs with the best talent is a seemingly unsolvable problem that’s plagued employers and (potential) employees since the dawn of time. Besides the fundamental noise problem — job seekers applying to jobs for which they’re not even properly qualified — is the two-sided visibility issue: ensuring that jobs get noticed by more and better qualified candidates; and on the flip side, that candidates can be more easily discovered for the appropriate jobs.

As a job search tool, Twitter is definitely a hit or (mostly) miss proposition: the nature of Twitter’s timeline means tweets are by definition a fleeting moment in time, so hoping to be discovered by a hiring manager on Twitter is only slightly more probable than looking up at just the right moment to spot a meteor streaking across the night sky.

Fortunately, there are a few useful tips and tricks that can increase your odds of better leveraging Twitter not only to find talent, but to find jobs, too.

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3 Killer Tips & Tricks to Easily Master Twitter

Twitter is a curious thing. Over a billion accounts; yet only 250 million active users. A seemingly arbitrary 140 character limit; not quite the 160 of, say, SMS, as pioneered by Nokia in the 1990s. And with seemingly no rhyme or reason to its inexorable news feed flooding you with a veritable cacophony of communication, you wouldn’t be blamed for tossing it aside as little more than an absurd bit of social media excess; the whipped cream heaped atop an otherwise sufficiently fat-laden ice cream sundae.

But you would be wrong. Because, you see, Twitter is more than just whipped cream; it’s a mind bogglingly, face-distortingly powerful thing indeed, but only once you familiarize yourself with the following 3 things you need to know to easily master Twitter:

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