When you’re looking for career advice – or the latest strategies for getting ahead at work – Twitter can be a valuable resource for real-time updates. The team here @CareerBeacon shares Canadian career advice, insights, and news with our Twitter followers every day.
For even more tips, tricks, and strategies, there is a very active community of professionals on social media who can help you realize your career goals. Career experts, bloggers, and influencers regularly share helpful insights on the labour market, help building your personal brand, as well as trends in job interviewing and writing resumes and cover letters, and much more.
Here are some of the most influential experts you should consider following.
Alison Doyle – Job search and career expert
4 ways to sell yourself during your next job interview. @thebalance https://t.co/libot0gooq
— Alison Doyle (@AlisonDoyle) October 14, 2017
Susan P. Joyce – Author and social media representative for Job-Hunt.org.
Why #jobsearch is SO tough today and how to succeed – https://t.co/UNa9qlvz68
— Susan P. Joyce (@JobHuntOrg) October 14, 2017
Hannah Morgan – The career expert and writer that most other career writers follow
6 Ways To Get Your Job Search On Track https://t.co/DEjp7dWfFH
— Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa) October 11, 2017
Miriam Salpeter – Career expert from Keppie Careers, and social media coach and consultant
5 things to consider when you don’t get the job: https://t.co/8V6m5JSdvE
— Miriam Salpeter (@MiriamSalpeter) October 4, 2017
Work Coach Cafe – A blog dedicated to helping people become more successful in their jobs and job searches
You CAN do this, the NEW skill required for #jobsearch success: 10 steps to successful #LinkedInSEO https://t.co/fE2kW6XX5M
— Work Coach Cafe (@WorkCoachCafe) October 16, 2017
Laura DeCarlo – Tweets for Career Directors International, a global association of resume writers & career pros.
Hate Your Current Work, But Can’t Figure Out What’s Next? 3 Idea Generation Suggestions https://t.co/Uqo9wBAirH
— Laura DeCarlo (@careerhero) October 3, 2017
Jacob Share – Career writer and expert for JobMob
? 40 Tips for Older Job Seekers That Actually Get Results https://t.co/7ekI0meRUx pic.twitter.com/TX5aCYEhJd
— Jacob Share (@jacobshare) October 12, 2017
Meghan M. Biro – CEO of Talent Culture
Employers May Soon Base Hiring Decisions on Your Social Media Posts. Will They “Like” You? https://t.co/O15NxAXABR
— Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro) October 16, 2017
Jacquelyn Smith – Director of Content Strategy at FlexJobs and career writer for Business Insider
How to Write the First Paragraph of Your Cover Letter – via @LiveCareer https://t.co/fVgssXosYr pic.twitter.com/65e8VVDDd2
— Jacquelyn Smith (@JacquelynVSmith) August 1, 2017
Donna Svei – Expert resume & LinkedIn profile writer and job interview coach.
How to Tell When an Applicant Tracking System is Reading Your Resume https://t.co/Gy5ba3qZAW @YouTern @jobscan
— Donna Svei, Resumes (@AvidCareerist) October 1, 2017
Jessica Stillman – The entry level rebel – career expert and author
Science to Introverts: You’ll Enjoy Leadership More Than You Think You Will https://t.co/9fhcVzZYfI
— Jessica Stillman (@EntryLevelRebel) October 16, 2017
Another strategy you should try is to follow influencers in your particular industry for the most relevant updates about your sector.
Also, if there are specific companies that you would like to work for, follow them on Twitter and connect with them on other social medias as well. You’ll be informed about the companies’ brands and cultures and may even hear about new opportunities first. Many companies share their own job openings on their social networks.