You might be using Twitter to for quick updates and posts but Twitter is a powerful tool when it comes to the world of work. According to Twitter, there were more than seven million Tweets about jobs in the last month alone.
Whether you’re looking for placements, work experience or graduate jobs, Twitter should become your first point of call to find out what the companies are up to and do company research.
On 24 February, businesses across the UK will come together as part of the first Twitter Job Fair in Europe, an event to help you connect with employers.
People will be able to find exciting new roles on offer from companies across the UK by following the hashtag #YourJob. In addition, there will be information, advice and guidance from experts from a range of industries shared on Twitter throughout the day.
Major UK employers from a range of industries have already signed up to take part, including retailer John Lewis (@johnlewisretail), global healthcare company GSK (@GSK) and charity Macmillan Cancer Support (@MacRecruitTeam).
The day will also feature an expert Q&A with “The Apprentice” 2012 winner and recruitment entrepreneur Ricky Martin (@RickyMartin247).
Ricky, who now runs recruitment company HRS (@Hyperec_HRS) with Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar), will be giving UK Twitter users career advice and insight on what employers are looking for today. Twitter users can Tweet their questions to Ricky using the #AskRicky and #YourJob hashtags.
Use Twitter the best you can to engage with employers you never thought you could. We highly recommend it here at the Business & Law Placement Unit.
If you have any questions around using social media to engage with employers email firstname.lastname@example.org