In a previous article on how to find jobs in Singapore, we talked about how you can use Twitter to find employment agencies and develop rewarding relationships with them.
The reasoning is that an increasing number of recruitment agencies in Singapore are using Twitter. However, at the moment not many job seekers think of Twitter as a way to get jobs in Singapore. And that creates an opportunity for a few industrious job hunters, to step away from overcrowded job sites and attempt to get themselves noticed.
The same logic applies to employers and hiring managers as well. I have been seeing many more companies in Singapore creating a presence on Twitter and even specific hiring managers/individuals are getting on board.
So I think Twitter is worth exploring as an additional technique for finding jobs in Singapore.
what do recruiters, employers and hiring managers in Singapore do on Twitter?
1). Post articles they have written or read.
2). Promote their initiatives and events.
3). Post Their Job Openings.
As a job seeker you can use Twitter to get yourself noticed By:
- Replying to posts with articles, along with your own thoughts and maybe a link to a related article.
- Taking part in the events and replying with a Tweet that praises the organiser and mentions what you liked.
- Replying to posts with a job opening and expressing your interest in the position.
In all your Tweets make sure you include a link to your LinkedIn profile, so that people have easy access to your educational and work history. Also mention the recruiter/employer username (e.g. @Kellyjobs_SG) in Tweets – it helps promote their brand and message, which they’ll appreciate.
To find relevant Tweets for jobs in Singapore you can:
1). Search by recruiter or company name + Singapore.
To make life even easier for you, here is an initial list of employment agencies in Singapore, who use Twitter.
2). Search by keywords or hashtags.
For example- singapore jobs, #singaporejobs, singapore careers, jobs in Singapore and so on.
Happy Tweeting! Let me know how it goes.