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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter lays out a strategy for you to use Twitter as part of your networking.

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Twitter is such an underutilized resource for you, as a job hunter, and I want to remind you that it is 1 of the easiest places to engage through in order to reach people that you want to connect with. You may find out who they are on LinkedIn and you may have a lengthy conversation with him on LinkedIn. If you are someone who is not job searching now and you have a target firm that you want to gain entrée into, twitter may be a more effective way to go beyond the connection request on LinkedIn to start building the relationship, having the conversation through and, from there, at the time that you are looking, be able to use your connections to use your connections from twitter to gain entrée to jobs.

Why do I say that? Because LinkedIn is such an aggressive job-search platform; people don't really have conversations there like they once did. Yeah, sometimes they do them in groups, but they don't do it in the social way. Yes, you can do information gathering kind of stuff. You can do something like an informational interview through LinkedIn. For the real personal relationships, consider going to twitter 1st. After all, you're not out there trying to find something right away; what you're doing is working to build relationships with people so that the time that you are looking, you can use them for leverage to get entrée into a firm.

For example, you can start by retreating posts that they have on their twitter feed. That's not too difficult, right? If you been following for a while, you reach out to them start of a conversation with. People been doing this with me for years; you notice them.

Don't be hesitant to reach out on twitter while you are a "happy camper" where you are. If the role, it's a networking you do when you're not looking for work that really pays off in your career. Don't be hesitant to reach out to twitter.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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