Twitter for Job Hunting

Social media sites are now becoming an increasing important weapon in your job seeking arsenal. Facebook and LinkedIn act as your amour. Having an appropriate Facebook and a professional, well written LinkedIn profile will protect you by portraying you as someone a recruiter might want to employ. But personally I think Twitter is the main weapon you have enabling you to attack your job search and locate appropriate vacancies.cartoon-ninja-8

If you’re just starting out on Twitter or want to use it to search for vacancies I’d obviously recommend following any of our Twitter accounts but  I’ve also compiled a list of  some useful accounts that post graduate vacancies (please note this is not a comprehensive list).

General vacancy accounts

  •  @GJ_Graduate Feed of the latest graduate jobs being advertised on the Guardian Careers.
  • @Targetjobs_jobs Highlights jobs and work experience opportunities on their site as well as giving useful deadline reminders.
  • @ProspectsJobs Latest vacancies from prospects.ac.uk.
  • @gradwork Feeds graduate jobs in a range of different sectors.

There are also a number of good industry specific accounts that not only list relevant vacancies but provide information and advice.

Creative industries

  • @mediamuppet Really good range of media related vacancies as well as links to useful blogs and information.
  • @TjobsMarketing Providing news, vacancies and advice this feed is great for those interested in advertising, journalism, marketing, media, PR and publishing.
  • @journalism_jobs Does what it says on the tin really – it lists journalism jobs!
  • @artsjobs Vacancy feed for theatre, museum and design roles.

Public Sector

  • @ukcsjobs Listings of UK Civil Service vacancies.
  • @faststreamuk Information on the Civil Service Fast stream. Including opportunities, key dates events and tips.
  • @jobsgopublic Vacancy alerts from leading public sector recruitment agency.
  • @NHS_Jobs  Not just a site for doctors and nurses! A range of administrative and axillary healthcare roles area advertised.  If your interested  in the NHS graduate scheme see @NHSGradScheme.

Law

  • @TjobsLaw News on vacation schemers, training contracts and pupillage.
  •  @LawCareersNetUK Find a training contract or pupillage and access advice on entering the legal profession.

Finance & Management

  • @TjobsFinance Latest graduate  jobs and careers advice for the finance, banking and investments sector.
  • @InsideCareers Graduate vacancies, internships and careers advice  for the Actuarial, accounting, banking, consultant and tax professions.

Engineering

  • @gradcracker Engineering related vacancies and advice.
  • @TjobsEng_Tech Provides the latest graduate jobs, internships and careers advice for the engineering field.
  • @icerecruit Advertises 100’s of civil engineering roles.
  • @RICSRecruit  Official jobs board for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Technology                   

  • @gradcracker Technology related advice ad vacancies.
  • @TjobsEng_Tech Provides the latest graduate jobs, internships and  careers advice for the technology area.
  • @InsideCareers  Graduate vacancies internships and careers advice for the IT industry.

Environmental

  • @EnvironmentJobs  Latest vacancies for environmental engineers, managers and environmental science professionals.
  • @GreenJobsGlobal  Vacancies in the conservation, environmental, sustainability and renewable energy sectors.
  • @ReEnergyJobs  Vacancies in the renewable energy industry.

Science

  • @ChemWorldJobs Official jobs board for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • @Stepplacements Paid placement opportunities for students and graduates with a focus on science and technology opportunities.

If you are interested in working for a particular employer find them and follow them on Twitter as it is likely that they will give you advanced notice opening dates for opportunities. I’d also recommend that you follow the feeds of relevant sector journals as they will keep you up to date with events and news.

More information about using social media to  job hunt can be found on our website with specific advice on using Twitter. You may also want to  have a look at our Getting Connected guide for advice on how to use sites such as Twitter to find contacts and build professional relationships.

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