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How to use TweetMyJobs in your career search

May 31, 2011

By Alex Braun

We think is a great tool for finding internships, but it’s not the only website you should be using to develop your career. Our sister company, TweetMyJobs, connects people with tons of jobs and internships through the power of Twitter — a platform that has some unique and very important advantages over old-school internet searching.

Even though the TweetMyJobs process is actually pretty simple, it’s fundamentally different from the way most people have searched for jobs in the past. For that reason, I’m going to take you through the basics of getting started.

Ready? Let’s go.

The simplest way to get started on TMJ is to click right here. Keep this new page (the one with a tiger on it) in a separate tab or window.

Tweet My Jobs Quick Subscribe

Searching for jobs on TMJ is sort of like picking which cable channels you'd like to watch.

It’s helpful to think of TweetMyJobs as a TV. Instead of choosing between basic or expanded cable, this screen is where you pick each individual channel you want to watch. On TMJ, these “channels” are really just Twitter accounts that  tweet specific types of jobs that are being posted in a specific area: For example, oncology jobs in the Springfield, IL area. Just pick a job type and a location, hit “follow” on the channel you want to get updates from, and you’re good to go.

If you followed the channel from my example, you’d receive a tweet with a link to apply for every oncology job or internship that gets posted around Springfield. By following more and more channels, you get a perfectly customized stream of fresh job postings sent to your Twitter account, saving you tons of search time and ensuring you’re the first to know when new opportunities go up.

If you want to get a little more advanced, you might even consider setting up a new Twitter account to keep your job leads separate from your other Twitter follows. You can also do lots of cool stuff from the full TweetMyJobs site, including searching for recently posted jobs on a TweetMap.

TweetMyJobs' TweetMap

You can see all the opportunities posted on TweetMyJobs in the last seven days on their TweetMap -- or see maps for specific types of jobs.

And … that’s it, really! You don’t need to register for anything else, and if you ever decide to stop following a channel, you can do so from your own Twitter account or by clicking “Unfollow” on the same page you found the channel. Easy, right? I told you.

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