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One Simple Way to Increase Your Chances of Finding a Job on Twitter

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Hubspot just released their State of the Twittersphere report

. Over the past several months, they analyzed the use of over 4.5 million accounts through Twitter Grader .

Here are the findings:

  • 79.79% failed to provide a homepage URL
  • 75.86% of users have not entered a bio in their profile
  • 68.68% have not specified a location
  • 55.50% are not following anyone
  • 54.88% have never tweeted
  • 52.71% have no followers

You can find the entire report here: http://bit.ly/sotwitter

I'm surprised that 75% of users haven't entered a bio and almost 70% haven't entered their location.

If you plan to use Twitter for a job search, completing a bio and putting a location helps those using Twitter for recruiting find you. An easy, one stop resource to find everyone on Twitter doesn't seem to exist. We're relying on Twitter profile sites that index profiles based on the words found in user's bios, Twitter keyword searches, or Google search strings to find and connect with people with similar interests and backgrounds.

Simple suggestion : Let people know who you are, what you do, and where you are located. Once you do that, you've significantly increased your chances of hearing about opportunities from Twitter-savvy companies and recruiters.

Photo credit: Matt Hamm
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1 Comment - Add yours!

Jacob Share (July 13th, 2009)

Don’t be too surprised by these results. There are an enormous number of automated twitter accounts that were created for spam purposes or even for legitimately disseminating job listings (like jobfeedr.com’s) and these numbers fit nicely with those types of accounts.

Another point from the report was “a large number of users who are following exactly 2000 users” i.e. the maximum amount for users who have less than 2000 followers themselves. This is very typical of spammer accounts, automated or not.

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