Posts by Category: Networking

60 UK Twitter Accounts for Graduate Jobs

Graduates and Tuition Fees are back in the news again following the recent ‘Browne’ Review. Whilst this wont affect those who have recently graduated, many of the 2010 and 2009 class are still finding it tough to secure their first job since leaving University. My post last month which you can read here showed graduates how they could start using Twitter to greater effect when job hunting, and how many blue chip businesses here in the UK are now using Twitter more effectively, some with a very strong following. I have listed below 60 UK companies that have Twitter accounts, and do recruit for graduates.

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60 UK Twitter Accounts for Graduate Jobs
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Graduates: 30 UK Companies Using Twitter

Following on from last weeks Graduate theme, a number of you wanted to know how to use Twitter to greater effect when job hunting. Whilst US businesses are generally more familiar with Twitter and attracting graduates, the UK is picking up pace and many blue chip businesses now have their own Twitter account, some with a very strong following. I have listed below 30 UK Blue-chip companies that have Twitter accounts, and some are actively using it to recruit graduates.

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Graduates: 30 UK Companies Using Twitter

10 Linked-In Groups For Job Seekers

Linked-In has some great features for the job seeker as I mentioned in my post last week here, and is becoming a force to be reckoned with. As well as being able to follow companies and their open jobs, it is also a great tool to help find new job opportunities outside of internet job boards. Alongside the other methods of finding a job that we discuss here at Approachthemarket, there are specific ‘Groups’ on Linked-In which are directly aimed at UK job hunters.

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10 Linked-In Groups For Job Seekers

How To Follow Companies And Jobs On Linked-In

It is hard keeping up to date with the latest hi-tech gadgets, mobile devices, software add-ons etc. However, I feel I am pretty much up to speed with Linked-In, which has made dramatic improvements over the last six months, and is testament to their ongoing success. One feature which should really interest you as a job seeker is how you can now ‘Follow’ companies that you may be interested in working for. From a job hunting point of view, this can make your whole search a lot easier and free up more time for you. If you read my post a few weeks ago about how to search company-own career sites for job vacancies, this gives you a more automated way of staying on top of everything. By using this new feature, Linked-In notifies you when new people have been recruited at a company, who has been promoted or recently left the company and what vacancies they are currently recruiting for. For those of you who have a list of companies you would specifically like to work for at some point in the future, this is a great facility you can use and set up in a matter of minutes.

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How To Follow Companies And Jobs On Linked-In

It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It?

Your elocution lessons for today:

“L, L, L, T, T, T, D, D ,D. Little tiny dinosaurs are dancing up and down.”

“B, P, B, P, W,W,W, Mmmmmm. Big pigs wallow in mud!”

No, I haven’t turned into Henry Higgins however, last week I did learn more about the power of speech when two completely separate events occurred. The first when a candidate lost a job because they spoke too quickly, the second when I read a superb and personal blog post from someone I met on twitter.

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It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It?