10 Twitter Steps to Attract Executive Headhunters

10 Twitter Steps to Attract Executive Headhunters

Struggling to get interest from headhunters? Remedy this using your Twitter account! Follow these 10 steps and prepare for the professional attention to pour in. With a well-crafted Twitter strategy the influx of headhunters will surely come. Here are 10 Twitter steps to attract Executive headhunters.

10 Steps To Attract Executive Headhunters On Twitter


1. Profile picture
Having a profile picture is a must-have. Not only does a photo allow your profile to stand out in the search results, but it also signals to recruiters that you are active on the network. If headhunters recognize that Twitter is a viable way to contact you, they will be more likely to do so.

Professional business Twitter profile picture; Jamie McDermott, Career Intelligence


2. Be direct
You only have a tiny amount of space for your Twitter bio, so you have to get to the point straight away. Be specific. Begin with statements like “I provide organizations with sustainability solutions” or “I help clients achieve profitability through fiscal responsibility”.


3. Relevant keywords
Make sure you get your relevant keywords out there so that you will appear in search results. List any product or service names that you can expect potential customers to enter in search boxes.


4. Showcase your skills
Twitter is a great place to show off your talents, especially writing and photography. If you are a proficient writer with descriptive, relevant content, put it on Twitter. Same goes for great photos. People will share your articles or images and this will give you visibility to more followers.


5. Expand your network
While quality is preferred over quantity, it can sure help to have both. The more people you know, the better your chances of crossing paths with a headhunter. Find ways to grow your following organically. Connect with past business colleagues, family, and friends to start.

Expand your network on Twitter.


6. Find influencers
Reach out to other thought leaders within your industry. Perhaps feature 10 people on your feed. They will be happy to share your content to their readers and this will also grow your followers.


7. Stay consistent
Tweet relevant and high quality content. People will regularly visit your profile to share your tweets. When people are excited to pass along your message, this brings additional branding and visibility to your account.


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8. Go beyond Twitter
Twitter allows you to link to non-Twitter websites. If available, link to your professional website. If you don’t have a professional website, link to your LinkedIn profile. By doing this, headhunters will be able to learn more about you as well as be able see your experience and education without the 140 character restraints.


9. Demonstrate your knowledge
Establish yourself as knowledgeable in your area of interest or expertise. Tweet about the latest articles, news, or research related to your profession. Tweet about interesting items related to the job search as well.


10. What to omit
If you are looking to attract professional interest from your Twitter bio, certain personal details are best left omitted. Omit any references to your political, religious or any other potentially stirring topics. Stay within the realms of political correctness, even if these terms are illogical to many individuals. If you want to express your “non-PC” opinions, consider setting up another account for that purpose; make sure such an account cannot be easily discovered by headhunters or hiring managers however.

Conclusion
Remember that Twitter is a starting point. You will have to take your job hunt offline at some point to interview, network on a one-to-one basis, or otherwise meet your potential employer. But Twitter is another great tool in the growing toolkit of a job seeker. Follow these 10 Twitter steps to attract Executive headhunters and make the most of this valuable tool.

**Update**

Twitter have updated their web profiles presenting users with a newly designed layout and some added features, such as a larger (edge-to-edge) header image.

Find out more here: https://blog.twitter.com/2014/your-new-web-profile-is-here

New Twitter profile of Jamie McDermott, Career Intelligence.


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About the author

Jamie McDermott

Involved in Business Development and Technologies at Career Intelligence. Based in the Fleet Street, London office since the start of 2014.

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