A guest blog from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, who run a graduate management training scheme as well as an undergraduate internship/vacation programme. Here, Enterprise Rent-A-Car share top hints on how to look for work using Twitter.
Using Twitter for Your Graduate Job Search
There is no doubting the popularity of Twitter, especially as it was reported over 150 million people have flocked to the micro-blogging site since it launched in 2006.
The majority of us have swapped from Facebook to Twitter to follow our favourite celebrities, brands and of course, our friends. The question is, is it possible to get a job via Twitter? Can you find reputable graduate jobs via Twitter and if so, who should you follow?
Well, the answer’s yes. There’s a growing number of people who have discovered graduate management schemes and internships by following the right accounts and using the search function correctly.
Searching Twitter: Hashtag and search functions.
There are hundreds of hashtags to look out when looking for a graduate job. #GradHelp and #GraduateTips are two particularly valuable tags which will point you towards some handy hints and tips and towards other great internship and graduate jobs in your area.
You could, of course, just try #GraduateJobs or #Graduate, however you may find that this will bring up a long, extensive list of worldwide graduate jobs.
Location: Typing #(Local city/Town)Graduate: for example #ManchesterGraduate should give you a much narrower set of results.
Industry: If you’re still struggling to find any fruitful results try #(Industry/job)Graduate: for example #MarketingGraduate.
Company: You could try searching for # (company of choice)Graduates as well, which could bring up the positions in your favourite company.
Which Boards to Follow
The following are just a few of the twitter accounts for graduate jobs. Try following them!
@graduate_rec A one-stop-shop for jobs that allows you to access thousands of graduate jobs from hundreds of job boards, recruitment agencies, company websites and more.
@graduatejobsUK GraduateJobsUk have thousands of graduate jobs, graduate schemes and internships. Follow to keep updated with the latest jobs and advice.
@Milkround_jobs Jobs from Milkround, the #1 graduate recruitment website in the UK in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.
Follow @Erac_Jobs for nationwide graduate jobs, internships and head office positions.
@GradWork The service just for graduates looking for work. Follow for advice, tips & jobs. Help is at hand from Gradwork. Make sure you check out the website
@GraduateJobFeed Graduate Job Feed gathers the best graduates jobs in the UK from the top sources and shows them all in one place. Follow us for great UK graduate vacancies.
@TargetJobsUK For all the latest graduate job news and career advice. Tweets from Social Jackie and our team of experts. Find our sector specific feeds on our Twitter list.
@CornOnTheJob Rich offers some fantastic advice for job seekers and social media. Well worth a follow.