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6 ways to tap social media to find a job

Become recognized with your tweets
Become recognized with your tweets

While following companies on Twitter may alert you to openings, following certain firms and industry leaders will get you noticed by recruiters using Twitter to find people with specific talents as evidenced by the chats and tweets they engage in, says Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of career site The Daily Muse.

Midkiff says one of the unique features of Twitter is that "it allows you to build relationships with trendsetters in the field who would otherwise be unavailable to you."

Follow the noteworthy people who have the job you'd love to have, and you can become known to them through your retweets or references to their articles and blogs, says Midkiff.

In addition to positioning yourself to get spotted by recruiters, these professionals eventually might tell you of available jobs.

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