Guest Author: Lorraine Russo
Dustin Mitchell tried all the usual job-search strategies. He scanned Internet job boards and newspaper ads, asked friends, and networked with professionals. When nothing seemed to work, he turned to Twitter.
The social-networking site led him to an opening at an Internet start-up company in San Francisco. Later that Friday, he was tweeting with an employee at the company, who asked him to come in for an interview. On Monday, he was hired.
“In a recession there are a ton of people applying for a job,” Mr. Mitchell says. “I wanted to be the first one in, the fastest one in.”
Readers, have you tried Twitter Job Search? As of this writing, there were 218,926 new jobs in the last 30 days.
A friend sent me an email with an amazing list of Twitter job boards…(I don’t know where my friend obtained this list, so I can’t name the source.)
The following is a listing of job boards available through Twitter. You must first join Twitter to take advantage of them. Once you connect see if they allow you to create alerts, so that you only receive jobs in the categories and locations that you are interested in.
@jobs_now – all kinds of jobs
@37jobs – high tech jobs
@jobsintech – more high tech jobs
robojobs – even more high tech jobs
@sfmobilejobs – Jobs for the Mobile Web and Digital Media in Silicon Valley, Seattle, LA and NYC.
@medical_jobs – medical jobs or just adjacent, like special education
@hrcrossing – human resources jobs
@fish4jobs – all kinds of jobs
@krop_jobs – design jobs
@phoenixtechjobs – IT jobs in the greater Phoenix area.
@phoenixitjobs – more IT jobs in the greater Phoenix area.
@pdxtechjobs – Portland Tech Jobs, part of the Portland Twitter Jobs network, which also covers 10 other industries in the Portland, Oregon area like green jobs and non-profit jobs.
@sdjobs – San Diego Tech Jobs
@myitjobs – IT jobs
@seojobs – SEO jobs
@joblister – all kinds of professional jobs
@NewYorkTechJobs – IT jobs in the greater New York area from Careerbuilder.com
@AtlantaTechJobs – IT jobs in the greater Atlanta area.
@ppcjobs – Search and Internet marketing jobs
@socialmediajobs – Social Media jobs in the US.
@MarketingMgrAUS – marketing manager jobs in Austin, TX
@ATX_Jobs – jobs in Austin, TX from Craigslist.
@looktohire – all kinds of jobs
@nymarketingjobs – New York jobs for professionals in marketing, advertising, sales, fashion, events, media, and PR.
@Jobs_NewYork – jobs in New York
@BoulderJobs – Keeping you updated with available jobs in Boulder, CO
@Joblighted – Tech jobs aggregator
@eComjobs – jobs in e-commerce, whether technical or otherwise
@SocialMediaJob – all kinds of jobs, mostly pulled in from Monster or SimplyHired
@LA_WebJobs – Los Angeles web jobs
@jobslosangeles – general purpose job listings from the LA Times
@jobsorlando – general purpose job listings from the Orlando Sentinel
@StudentJobs – student & entry-level jobs
@myfirstpaycheck – listings, advice, and resources to help teens find jobs.
@AccountMngrNYC – account management jobs in New York City.
@SummerJob – seasonal jobs. Some are for students, some are summer contracts for professionals.
@EngineerJobsUSA – engineering jobs
@AdJobsinUSA – advertising jobs
@BroadcastJobsLA – broadcasting jobs in Los Angeles.
@Web2point0jobs – Web 2.0-related jobs.
@ReddingJobs – various jobs in Redding, California
@Pharmaceuticalc – pharmaceutical jobs
@HireBioMedical – HireBioMedical is dedicated to helping pharmaceutical, biotech and biomedical job employers connect with the talent they need, to improve the lives of others.
@SoCalLawCareers – Southen California career opportunties in Law.
@sfbayjobs – Bay Area jobs: San Francisco, San Jose, etc.
@HotelJobFinder – jobs for hotels. Some are hospitality-oriented, but other professionals are needed as well, like accountants.
@utah_jobs – jobs in the great state of Utah
@albanyjobs – jobs near Albany, New York
@lydsterj2w -Linda Moeller publishes job openings from her client companies. All kinds of jobs.
@NBC13HDjobs – all kinds of jobs
@Jobs_Accounting – Accounting jobs
@Detroitjob – Detroit jobs
@scientistc – scientist openings
@sciencesjobs – more science openings
@tmhov – West Virginia careers site with Ohio Valley Jobs.
@CarePhilly – child care and pet care jobs in the Philadelphia area.
@AlcoaJobs – jobs at Alcoa
@foodservicesc – food service jobs
@FoodServiceJob – more food service jobs
@1984Jobs – Follow us for a steady stream of Apple related job postings!
@JobsMiami – Keeping you updated with available jobs in Miami
@PhyzicalTherapy – physical therapy jobs
@reflectx – more physical therapist jobs
@nurse_job – nursing jobs
@travelnursejobs – Travel Nurses & Therapists
@travelmaxallied – healthcare jobs for clinicians searching for a travel or permanent position.
@njtweets_jobs – aggregates job postings that are hashtagged for New Jersey
@wFreelanceJobs – design jobs, mostly freelance or contract-based.
@GadBall – all kinds of jobs
@AdLearners – private tutor jobs
@NOLAjobs – Jobs in New Orleans
@PilotJobs – Pilot job resource website.
@FlightglobalJob – The leading jobsite for the aviation and aerospace industry
@FindAPilot – Pilot Jobs
@recruiterjobs – jobs for recruiters and human resources professionals.
@JobForge – all kinds of positions
@uejobs – user experience jobs
@Aus_Joblist – all kinds of jobs in Austin, Texas
@WorkInSports – sports-related job listings, mostly
@chicagowebjobs – web-oriented jobs in the Chicago area
@fashioncareers – the online career center of WWD – driving the worlds of fashion, retail and beauty
@FashionRetail – NYC’s best source for fashion retail jobs
@jobshouts – all kinds of jobs
@usmusicjobs – jobs in the music industry in the US
@jobsinhiphop – full and part time jobs, plus interships, and freelance gigs in the music and entertainment industry.
@ApartmentCareer – jobs in the Apartment industry.
@FullSailCareers – instructor positions in many different industries.
@alldevjobs – design & development jobs
@yourwebjob – mostly development jobs, but all are web-related.
@AgCareerSpotter – agricultural careers
@doscareers – US government careers in Foreign Affairs
@RichmondJobNet – jobs in the Richmond, VA area
@photographyjobs – freelance and full-time photography jobs
@Libgig_Jobs – library-based jobs
@media_pros – jobs for media professionals
@authenticjobs – designer and tech jobs
@GreenJobs – green jobs for a sustainable future
@greenerjobs – more green jobs.
@technicalgreen – green technology jobs and recruiting
@GreenCollarJobs -green jobs in Chicago
@attjobs – the latest jobs at AT&T
@jewish_jobs – jobs in Jewish communities
@Hillel_Jobs – jobs at Hillel university centers
@outdoorjobs or @sportjobs – Free job board for Sport & Outdoor Industry Jobs
@inovahire – all kinds of jobs
@kellyjobs – Kelly Career Network has twitter feeds for many industries like IT, automotive, teaching and more. See who the “>@kellyjobs account is following for the complete list.
@EMRjobs – EMR & healthcare jobs
@atsjobs – Jobs at ATSes
@caitjobs – Latest California IT Jobs including PHP, .NET, Oracle, C++, C# and Cisco
@WineRelatedJobs – winemakers, enologists, etc.
@SiliconValeyJob – all kinds of jobs in the Silicon Valley area, not just tech
@saipeople – all kinds of jobs from the Sai People staffing agency
@jobcircle_jobs – all kinds of jobs from JobCircle’s job boards
@pbcreativejobs – Creative jobs from PB, web design Jobs, video editing jobs, design jobs, freelance and full-time.
@PLMJobs – Listing and looking for a Job in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management).
@mymissjobs – jobs in Mississippi
@mymichiganjobs – jobs in Michigan
@CrewFile – boat jobs
@prsajobcenter – public relations jobs
@layoffsolutions – all kinds of jobs
@archinectjobs – Architecture jobs
@ColoradoJobs – jobs in Colorado
@giscareers – jobs and career opportunities in GIS and Geospatial technologies
@JobOversight – all kinds of jobs
@smartbriefjobs – professional jobs
@RecruiterTweets – all kinds of jobs
@personforce – tech jobs and related, like account and project management
@ahjobslist – all kinds of jobs
@MTVGamesJobs – gaming jobs
@GameTalentAgent – fulltime video game jobs and contract gigs
@coolworks – seasonal jobs
@CoolestJobs – all kinds of jobs
@TheCollegeGrad – entry-level jobs for students
@constructbuddy – construction job postings and full service skilled staffing
@StartUpHire – jobs at VC-backed companies
@onwardsearch – seo jobs
@GrahamJobs – IT, admin, HR, accounting, legal and Sign Language Interpreting jobs in the Washington, DC Metro Area
@mediamatchjobs – TV and film production jobs
@work_at_home_nh – Work at home jobs
@writejobs – journalism, media, publishing and writing professionals
@HomeBy3 – all kinds of jobs where flex-time is possible
@deaconrecruiter – accounting, finance, HR, administrative, radiation oncology, management, IT, sales & marketing jobs
@craiggoldberg – jobs in New Jersey
@mandyJobsNYC – jobs in New York
@NetRecruiter – IT jobs
@ConnectionsNY – tech jobs in New York
@FBCHcareers – social care jobs
@DriversLounge – truck-driving jobs
@CentricsGroup – IT jobs
@WNCjobs – jobs in West North Carolina
@MobiJobs – jobs for mobile developers: iPhone, Android, Symbian, MoJo, Windows Mobile, etc.
@CaravanParkJobs – jobs in the holiday and caravan park industry.
@7elevencareers – jobs at 7eleven
@locumleaders – jobs for hospitalists, anesthesiologists and CRNAs
@galocalgovtjobs – Local government jobs in Georgia
@LibInfoSciJobs – library and information science professionals
@MyJobTIGER – all kinds of jobs
@joblistingspidr – all kinds of jobs
@design_jobs – designers, writers, and more
@jobsatpchelps – IT jobs
@helpmates_jobs – all kinds of jobs in Southern California
@act1jobs – mostly administrative jobs
@newretailjobs – all kinds of retail-oriented jobs
@hewittcareers – consultants & management
@igotajobtoday – all kinds of jobs and some job search advice too.
@jobfest – all kinds of jobs
@ADPCareers – sales jobs
@HersheyCompany – all kinds of jobs at the Hershey Company
@JobsCleveland – jobs in Cleveland and surrounding areas
@VoltJobs – all kinds of jobs
@OCjobtalk – A social network for job seekers and recruiters in Orange County, CA.
@JobsBoston – all kinds of jobs within the Greater Boston Area
@Aculis – IT jobs at Aculis, mostly in the Utah area
@jobshawaii – jobs in Hawaii
@execSearches – nonprofit, education, health and government jobs
@PhillyCJobs – creative jobs in Philadelphia
@phlculturejobs – jobs and volunteer opportunities from Philadelphia’s cultural sector
You can also follow me @lorraineujn!
Need more convincing about Twitter’s job board?? Keep reading:
When Alexa Scordato wanted to move from New York to Boston, she started following the Twitter feeds of social-media companies to monitor their activity. Frustrated by job boards, she sent a message to the vice president of social-media company Mzinga, which provides businesses with social-media software solutions. She landed an interview and a full-time consultant position
in less than three weeks.
Read the CSM article in its entirety. Hopefully it will inspire you to actively and aggressively use the job search features of Twitter — and help you get back to work!!
If nothing else, this quote from the article should convince you even further: “Companies are jumping on the social-networking bandwagon, too. With recruiting budgets down, 61 percent of 450 corporate and human-resources professionals are utilizing them to obtain new employees…”
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.