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The world of job-seeking has been turned upside down by social media. You have unprecedented access to companies (and hiring managers), you should be building a “personal brand," you should express personality, but not be aggressive. It can be a tough road to navigate. If you're looking for a job and some insights about how to land one, it helps to pay attention to the experts. Below, we outline 14 career experts whom you'd be wise to follow on Twitter.
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An employee-driven site, Glassdoor.com gets anonymous tips on the inside scoop of companies hiring by those who have been there. In addition to reviews on what it's like to work for certain businesses hiring now, it also offers the secrets on salary, interview questions and more. Regularly tweeting the latest blog posts with advice to land the job, the site's tweets supply all the info you need to keep ahead of your competitors.
— Glassdoor (@Glassdoordotcom) August 29, 2012
Tweeting as Job Hunt, Susan P. Joyce has built a career centered on the online employment search. A source for recruiter listings, her site is dedicated to giving advice, and her tweets send you to must-read articles.
— Job - Hunt.org (@JobHuntOrg) August 28, 2012
A guide for career research and interviews, WetFeet provides insider tips from the recruiting process, too. Updating you on the trends in your job hunt, these tweets will keep you current.
— WetFeet.com (@WetFeet_Career) August 29, 2012
A bestselling author and corporate consultant, Lindsey Pollack is a "next generation" career expert. A global spokesperson for LinkedIn (yes, you read that right), her advice is often included in several top media outlets. She is also a Yale grad, and her tweets are the best of the best when it comes to job advice.
Giving Job Seekers the Entrepreneurial Edge awe.sm/i3xOF
— Lindsey Pollak (@lindseypollak) August 29, 2012
A nationally syndicated workplace expert, Anita Bruzzese covers careers for USAToday.com. In addition to tweeting her own articles, she keeps followers abreast of the best advice pieces on the web, with some humorous updates sprinkled in between.
— AnitaBruzzese (@AnitaBruzzese) August 29, 2012
Called "one of the smartest" thinkers by The New York Times, Cali Williams runs WorkLifeFit.com, which helps companies implement work and life flexibility programs within businesses. An advocate of balance within your career, her tweets center around finding work success that allows time for your life as well.
— Cali Williams Yost (@caliyost) August 21, 2012
For moms, Working Mother combines the best career advancement advice with tips for managing the juggle of parenting. With advice on finding jobs with balance as well as workplace guidance, tweets include links to articles such as the best apps for working moms, organizational tips, and, well, some office fashion thrown in.
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— Working Mother (@_workingmother_) August 28, 2012
With the goal to help people find "meaningful jobs," Andrea Levit is your go-to expert for trends, including skills college grads can use to get hired. Tweets include everything from Gen Y advice to ways to reduce stress.
— Alexandra Levit (@alevit) August 23, 2012
Her site, CareerRealism, generates content from career experts, providing cutting-edge advice. She contributes to AOL Jobs and her tweets are geared toward staying fulfilled in a job as well as securing a new one. And don't miss her refreshing tweets such as "5 Lunch Hour Workouts."
— J.T. O'Donnell (@jtodonnell) August 29, 2012
With "actionable career advice," Brazen Careerist focuses on discovering your strengths. They sport a bold tone and tweet link out to articles that are sure to get you feeling, well, brazen.
Why Your First Job Out of College Doesn’t Matter—But the First Team You Work With Does ow.ly/diJ5b (RT with your thoughts!)
— Brazen Careerist (@BrazenCareerist) August 29, 2012
As About.com's job advice guru since 1998 (yes, really!), Alison Doyle tweets links to her articles that include everything from job searching virtually to 50 resume mistakes. If it has to do with your current career or finding a new one, her tweets have everything you need to know "about" it.
— Alison Doyle (@AboutJobSearch) August 27, 2012
With regular segments on Good Morning America featuring work related advice, Tory Johnson has built "two multi-million-dollar businesses" centered around earning income. In addition to her expertise on finding work and/or becoming an entrepreneur, her tweets focus on motivation and keeping you inspired to get hired (hey, that rhymes!) and/or start your own business. Plus, you can follow along and "view conversation" with her tweets with celebs, such as Robin Roberts.
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— Tory Johnson (@toryjohnson) August 27, 2012
Helping to coin the term "Gigging It," Dr. Woody's an expert in helping you take charge of your career. A regular guest on Fox Business, The YOU Plan author tweets about everything from work/life balance to why your resume may be overlooked.
— Dr. Woody(@DrWoody) August 21, 2012
For the recently graduated, Jacquelyn Smith has you covered on all things career. A writer for Forbes.com, her tweets include links to her articles on everything from "What To Do When You Hate Your Job" to "The Best Workplace Luxuries." And you won't want to miss it when she tweets the link to her upcoming list of "The Best Websites For Your Career."
Interview Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job - Forbes onforb.es/Ot69hY
— Jacquelyn Smith (@JacquelynVSmith) August 20, 2012
Follow these experts and hopefully they will land you a job … in 140 characters or less. Good luck with your search!
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