Category Archives: Tutorial

Twitter Basics Video: Using Tweetdeck for Job Search and Networking

There are many resource available that describe how great a tool Twitter is for job search and networking, but there’s still understandable confusion about exactly HOW Twitter can be used. Further, there are so many Twitter applications that it can be frustrating just trying to figure out what interface will serve your particular needs. In this video, I highlight one application, Tweetdeck, and focus in on just a couple of it’s functions to demonstrate how it can be used to make your Twitter job search and networking more efficient. (Stay tuned for future videos on different Twitter applications and websites.)
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Tailoring Your Resume – An objective approach: Video tutorial for college students and recent grads

You hear it over and over – in fact, you’ve heard me say it – TAILOR YOUR RESUME, but how do you decide what experiences are relevant to a given employer? In this video tutorial, I demonstrate a technique I’ve used for nearly 10 years to help job seekers take an objective look at their own resumes. This tutorial is especially for college students and recent graduates, but professionals and career counselors may also find the technique useful.
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Using Twitter for Job Search and Networking: Video Tutorial for College Students and Recent Grads

If you’re new to Twitter or aren’t quite sure if you even want to create a Twitter account, you aren’t alone. Although Twitter is definitely growing, it’s not anywhere close to Facebook and MySpace. And Facebook is still, and will likely continue to be, the favourite social networking site among college students and recent grads.

However, when it comes to job searching and professional networking, Twitter is an absolutely invaluable tool. Unfortunately, whenever I mention this to job seekers who are unfamiliar with Twitter, their eyes usually glaze over and a look resembling fear and dread usually emerges. That’s why I decided to create this post. There are numerous wonderful articles already written that explain the usefulness of Twitter (I’ve linked some of these articles at the end of this post, and will continue to add to this list). So, I decided to take this post in a slightly different direction. I want to show you some Twitter basics and describe how you can figure out whom to follow if you hope to successfully use Twitter for networking and job search purposes. There are 3 short videos that follow.
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