Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. It shows us faster and more accurately what is on our collective minds than any other medium currently in use. So it was only a matter of time, in a bad economy and a worse job market, that Twitter would be flooded with both job seekers and job offerers. The way they find each other is through certain key hashtags, the best of which we have laid out for you to help you in your quest for employment.
If you use Twitter in your Job Search, the best way to get advice or to find out who’s hiring is by using hashtags. A hashtag is the # followed by the key word you’re looking to find. For example, do you want see every tweet that has job searching tips? Just type in #jobtips in the search box. Need to find tweets from other twitter users who went on an interview? #interview can help with that. There are thousands of other ways to get inventive with searching for tweets for good advice or jobs, but Samantha Gray has compiled a list of 50 of the best tips to help a Job Seeker. If you have twitter, why don’t you try it?
Fun Fact: Did you know that the French Academy, a group solely devoted to protecting the integrity of the French Language, had a meeting to translate the word Hashtag? Because of the common usage of the English word Hashtag in France, the Academy came up with a French word to replace it. A hashtag in French is now known as a mot-diese. Teachers and government officials are now required to disseminate the word to discourage the use of the English term.