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When it comes to social media, LinkedIn is generally considered the go-to platform for those looking for work. However, it’s Twitter’s turn to make a foray into the world of recruitment as the social media platform launched its first European job fair this week.
 
The event has been promoted throughtout the network with a hashtage: Twitter users are tweeting #YourJob‪ to connect with others engaged in the conversation. Twitter is a good network to start discussion on, which is why recruiters are using Twitter’s job initative to connect with potential candidates. Recruiters have used this as an opportunity to list job vacancies, whilst career sites have been sharing advice on how to find work. Job hunters, on the other hand, have used the opportunity to tweet questions to employers.
The National Careers Service yesterday hosted a webinar, and the Twitter event also featured a Q&A session with ‘The Apprentice’ 2012 winner Ricky Martin who now owns a recruitment service. On a larger scale, a number of European businesses have got involved in the discussions, including luxury fashion names such as the conglomerate LVMH, the beauty giant L’Oreal and retailers such as John Lewis.


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Have you been using social media to search for a job? Twitter has listed seven points to help you do it right on its network. Make sure there’s nothing missing on your profile page by including a relevant profile picture, a short bio which sums you up in a few keypoints and include a link to your website or online CV.