5 Ways to Use Twitter to Land a Job

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By Arnie Fertig

When you think of social networking for your job search, your mind naturally turns to LinkedIn. Without question, every serious professional engaged in a job hunt is expected to have a well-composed LinkedIn profile. If you are nowhere to be found when a recruiter or potential employer wants to check you out, you've done yourself a disservice.

But using LinkedIn without the benefit of additional social networks can be self-limiting. The problem is that using LinkedIn these days is "in-the-box" thinking. Because everyone is there, you have less of a chance of standing out from your competition. Moreover, while LinkedIn has become a publishing powerhouse for its influencers and everyone else who makes long-form posts, your chances of finding rare or up-to-the-minute information is highly limited.