When you’re looking for career advice – or the latest strategies for getting ahead at work – Twitter can be a valuable resource for real-time updates. The team here @CareerBeacon shares Canadian career advice, insights, and news with our Twitter followers every day.
For even more tips, tricks, and strategies, there is a very active community of professionals on social media who can help you realize your career goals. Career experts, bloggers, and influencers regularly share helpful insights on the labour market, help building your personal brand, as well as trends in job interviewing and writing resumes and cover letters, and much more.
Here are some of the most influential experts you should consider following.
Alison Doyle – Job search and career expert https://twitter.com/AlisonDoyle
Susan P. Joyce – Author and social media representative for Job-Hunt.org. https://twitter.com/JobHuntOrg
Hannah Morgan – The career expert and writer that most other career writers follow https://twitter.com/careersherpa
Miriam Salpeter – Career expert from Keppie Careers, and social media coach and consultant https://twitter.com/MiriamSalpeter
Work Coach Cafe – A blog dedicated to helping people become more successful in their jobs and job searches https://twitter.com/WorkCoachCafe
Laura DeCarlo – Tweets for Career Directors International, a global association of resume writers & career pros. https://twitter.com/careerhero
Jacob Share – Career writer and expert for JobMob https://twitter.com/jacobshare
Meghan M. Biro – CEO of Talent Culture https://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro
Jacquelyn Smith – Director of Content Strategy at FlexJobs and career writer for Business Insider https://twitter.com/jacquelynvsmith
Donna Svei – Expert resume & LinkedIn profile writer and job interview coach. https://twitter.com/AvidCareerist
Jessica Stillman – The entry level rebel – career expert and author https://twitter.com/entrylevelrebel
Another strategy you should try is to follow influencers in your particular industry for the most relevant updates about your sector.
Also, if there are specific companies that you would like to work for, follow them on Twitter and connect with them on other social medias as well. You’ll be informed about the companies’ brands and cultures and may even hear about new opportunities first. Many companies share their own job openings on their social networks.