Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsAugust 7, 2013
During the upcoming NACE Social Media Mashup, NACE will introduce a series of “train the trainer” guides for career services practitioners to use to help college students use different social media effectively in their job searches. Following is an excerpt of the “Career Counselor Guide to Twitter” by Megan Wolleben, assistant director at the Bucknell University Career Development Center.
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark a keyword or topic in a tweet. Any Twitter user can use or create a hashtag. I think of hashtags as “File this under,” and they are used to help categorize or follow topics. By clicking on a hashtag or searching Twitter for a certain hashtag, a Twitter user can see all of the tweets that contain the phrase. Using hashtags for the job search is a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or a discussion that many are watching.
The example below shows the results for #jobsearch:
Here are some examples of hashtags for job searching:
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