Thursday, June 25, 2009

38 Job Search Hashtags on Twitter

You're on Twitter and you want to read tweeets about job searching. How do you find them? Type a job search hashtag into the search box on your Twitter page. That'll take you to another Twitter page with tweets containing the hashtag term.

According to Wikipedia:
Twitter allows the use of hashtags, a word or phrase prefixed with a #, such as #beer.[28] This enables tweets on a specific subject to be found by simply searching for their common hashtag.

To learn how to use and create hashtags, read Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags by Ann Smarty.

I found the following 38 hashtags that are related to job searching.

#____jobs (fill in the blank with your city or state)
#career
#careercoach
#careerconsultant
#careermanagement
#careers
#employment
#greenjobs
#hire
#hireme
#hiring
#hr
#job
#jobadvice
#jobhunt
#jobhunting
#jobinterview
#jobpostings
#jobs
#jobsearch
#jobseeker
#jobseekers
#jobtips
#laidoff
#needajob
#negotiate
#recession
#recruiters
#recruiting
#resume
#resumes
#resumeservices
#resumewriter
#resumewriting
#salary
#success
#tweetmyjobs
#unemployment
#work

What hashtags are missing from this list? Leave a comment telling us which ones you like.

13 comments:

Mark Cummuta said...

Finally! I've been keeping a list on stickies next to my computer :-)

Here are a few more to add to your list:

#_______ (one-word, abbreviated or concatenated titles, eg, #BusinessAnalyst, #Mgr, #InfoSec, #Operations, #Dir, #Exec)

#_______ (acronyms for titles, eg, #CIO, #CEO, #COO, #VP, #PR, #SEO)

#_______ (acronyms or abbreviations for industries, eg, #gov, #PR, #Mktg, #IT, #Ops, #Health, #Gov, #DOD, #DHS, #CIA, #security)

#_______jobs (fill in blank with 1-word/abbrev'd/acronym title and/or industry)

#careers09
#careerhelp
#employer
#employers
#gettingthegig
#interview
#interviewtips
#interviewhelp
#jobangels
#layedoff
#MCM
#networking
#recruiter
#references
#resumehelp
#resumetips
#RTjobs
#unemployed


Hope these help as well!!

Thanks!

Mark Cummuta
CIO - JobAngels (http://www.twitter.com/JobAngels)
President - Triumph CIO Group

Blog: Executive Job Search Strategies - CIO Magazine
LinkedIn: Mark Cummuta
Twitter: @TriumphCIO

Mark Cummuta said...
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Mark Cummuta said...

Susan,

Here's another one I use very frequently for your list:

#______ (acronyms or abbreviations for industry certifications, eg, #PMP, #SHRM, #CISM, #ITIL, #CISSP, #ITIL, #DITSCAP, #SixSigma, #6Sigma)

Mark Cummuta
CIO - JobAngels (http://www.twitter.com/JobAngels)
President - Triumph CIO Group

Blog: Executive Job Search Strategies - CIO Magazine
LinkedIn: Mark Cummuta
Twitter: @TriumphCIO

Susan Ireland said...

Many thanks, Mark. That's a great addition to the list!

Jeremy Worthington said...

Here's another: #"City name"jobs...i.e. #columbusjobs or #clevelandjobs

Twitter Job Finder said...

A variation on one of Mark's suggestions above is #___job - for example, #php_job, #web_job, etc.

Harry Urschel said...

Great post... should be great help for Job Seekers on Twitter.

Also use: #splits

Used by recruiters to get help from other recruiters to fill open positions. Each of those splits are jobs that potentially may fit your background as well. If you find a match, get in touch with the recruiter that posted it... they'll be glad to get a candidate directly and not have to split the fee!

Green Collar Jobs said...

Add this hashtag #green_jobs in your list.

Miriam Salpeter, Keppie Careers said...

Nice list. Thank you! I'd suggest a group I co-lead with Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter: #careercollective, career coach and resume professionals collaborate to provide guidance for job seekers and careerists. Learn more at www.careercollective.net.

Flipchickmom said...

Question: I am new to hashtags and therefore don't use them as often, I am looking for work as my temp. job will be expiring..Do I put all the hashtags in every tweet? Or divide them up? Do you use them in every tweet or everyday? How frequent and at the end right?
Thanks for a reply!!

Susan Ireland said...

There are no right and wrong ways to use hastags. You can put as many in a tweet as you like. You can place them at the end of your tweet or incorporate the into your tweet. (For instance, I could write a tweet: When you #interview for a #job, but sure to ask good questions.)

Experiment with them and see what works for you. Perhaps going to the hashtag pages (put your hashtag words in the search engine) will help you understand how to use them in your tweets.

Richard said...

Twitter is growing very vast and there is lot of benefit to get from. This would help a lot of job seekers.

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This is really a helpful hashtags and nice list. Tried this and very convenient to find a job posting easily.