8 Twitter Accounts Every Job Seeker (and some Recruiters) Need to Follow

We asked a bunch of recruitment and HR professionals who they considered to be the best Tweeters when it comes to job search advice for job seekers. So here’s their comprehensive list of the 8 Twitter Accounts Every Job Seeker (and some Recruiters) Need to Follow:

1. @blogging4jobs

What to expect:
Straight forward job seeker advice that has been quoted by Forbes and Huffington Post.

Jessica and her blog were voted into the Top 50 #SoMe Power User by Forbes, she’s also been quoted by them and her thoughts, views, and advice about job seeking has also been quoted by the Huffington Post. Jessica’s advice spans a variety of topics and doesn’t end with job seeker advice but goes on to offer tips and hints to about office life. Internships, successful networking, managing your reputation, how to survive the workplace, corporate culture and how to build it for recruiters, and interview tips are all covered as well as her own personal thoughts and opinions on the world of job hunting.

2. @jimstroud

What to expect:
Topical, regularly updated, easy to read advice for both job seekers and recruiters, often in video format.

Trainer, public speaker and author of Resume Forensics, Jim Stroud, specialises in creating and posting really interesting advice that’s fun, topical, easy to read, and easy to follow. And his advice isn’t just job seeker focused, Jim has excellent advice for those of us on the other side of the fence too. Sourcing tips are liberally applied to the mix of original Youtube videos, original blog articles, a collection of links to relevant 3rd party job seeker blogs with his stamp of approval, How to’s, job interview techniques, social media suggestions, and advice on how to negotiate job offers. A great account of job seekers and recruiters alike.

3. @TomBolt

What to expect:
US based, candidate focused advice.

Tom is a human resources professional who crossed over from engineering, bringing a “left-brain mentality” with him. He has experience working in three Fortune 500 companies and a start-up, in which he led efforts in workforce planning, labor relations, training, compensation, employee relations and global staffing, and recruitment. Tom is an outspoken advocate for job seekers and writes primarily about improving the quality of recruiting organisations and the candidate experience, as well as a plethora of job seeking tips. An excellent follow for both recruiters and job seekers.

4. @LevyRecruits

What to expect:
Up-to-the-minute advice for job seekers on how to impress potential employers, straight from the horse’s mouth.

Based in New York and voted one of the top 100 most social HR folks in the world, Steve Levy still works as an in-house recruiter and is therefore well placed to provide job seekers with up-to-the-minute advice on how to impress corporations with their resumés, their cover letters, their personal brand, and their interview skills.

5. @YouTernMark

What to expect:
Career advice specific to college graduates.

Mark focuses on providing career advice to recent graduates and those just out of college, but has some great general tips for every job seeker. His company, Youtern, specialise in finding jobs for young talent by connecting them to “high-impact internships and mentors” and as such, make Mark perfectly placed to inform and educate the new-to-the-market job seeker. Regular topics include: personal branding, how to better search for jobs/internships online, how social media can help you in work, how to tackle difficult interview questions, and inspiring career success stories.

6. @Keppie_Careers

What to expect:

Focused, well researched job seeking advice from a highly respected and widely cited source.

CNN “Top 10 Job Tweeter”, job search and social media consultant, speaker, and author Miriam Salpeter has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, NBC News and on Forbes.com. With her highly regarded thoughts and opinions Miriam aims to “help small biz owners & job seekers leverage tools to help them achieve their goals”. She aims to do this by providing a variety of well researched blog articles concerning resumé writing, how to answer interview questions, salary negotiations, how to utilise social media in your job search, personal branding, as well as advice for more niche audiences such as working mothers.

7. @heatherhuhman

What to expect:
“Gen Y/Millenial” focused advice surrounding internships and entry level jobs.

Heather devotes her Twitter efforts to “Gen Y” and helping them find internships and entry level jobs, and giving them a leg up when it comes to getting started in your chosen career. Like Steve Levy, Heather has worked as an in-house hiring manager and as a result, her advice is grounded in real life experience. Her topics include: tips for finding an internship, how to make the most of your internship, how to make an impression during your internship, job search tips to avoid, networking advice for college students, how to steer clear of interview mistakes, and goal setting.

8. @CAREEREALISM

What to expect:
Loads of general advice for anyone looking to get on the career ladder.

Straight forward links to original blog articles that will assist any job seeker in finding the perfect job including: the best degrees to complete for a particular career, the merits and pitfalls of LinkedIn for job seekers, how to manage your career, tools to showcase your skills to recruiters, how to make networking work for you and the qualities all good managers possess.

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