Creating a Twitter Resume
Are you as excited about Twitter as the rest of the world? You can not only find out
what’s going on with your friends on an hourly basis, but also peak into the lives of
your favorite celebrities.
People have definitely embraced Twitter as a major form of communication;
however, because it only allows you to type 140 characters at a time, the
communication can be a bit limited. This is especially true when trying to promote
your resume – but people are doing it. If this is something you’ve considered, here
are a few tips to get your resume noticed by others right on Twitter.
Linking to Your Resume
Of course, the first challenge to presenting a resume in Twitter is keeping it short.
This is completely impossible to do within the character allotment, which is why
certain applications have popped up to help in this process. You know right away
that you can’t post your entire resume on your profile, which means you’ll need to
post yours somewhere else online (a great place to do so is via TweetMyJobs.com).
Once this is done, you want to be able to link your resume to your Twitter message.
The only problem is, often times, the link is simply too long to be able to add any
additional message within it.
One application that provides a solution for this problem is link-shortening
applications, such as Bit.ly or TinyURL. These applications allow you to link your
online resume to your Twitter message by creating a new link that uses significantly
fewer characters. This way, you don’t have to use up your character count to post
your resume, making the “tweeting” experience that much easier.
Making the Message Short and Clear
After you’ve created your resume URL, you want to type your message for your
Twitter followers – or anyone else who happens to see. Remembering that you
need to keep your characters at 140 or below, many job seekers use what are
called hashtags along with Internet/texting shorthand to make themselves findable