I Finally Figured Out What Twitter Means For Me

Google “The Resume Studio” and “Twitter” (or @theresumestudio) and you’ll find links to articles that have helped me professionally, or that, by extension, I think might help my clients and colleagues.

But it didn’t start that way. When I went live on Twitter, I didn’t know where to begin. I looked at what colleagues were doing and started tweeting resume writing advice. I wasn’t really feeling the “I’m having the best sandwich ever!” kind of tweet.

Then one day it hit me. I remember it distinctly, I was getting ready for a meeting. Twitter could become a place for me to grow and stay informed professionally, and be inspired by people I respect.

So here are the Twitter philosophies I’ve developed for myself professionally:

Who I follow:

  • People inside my industry whom I respect, want to learn from, and stay in touch with
  • People outside my industry whom I respect and want to learn from
  • Companies I respect and want to stay tuned in to
  • Professional associations of the clients I work with – and yes, want to learn from

Who tends to follow me:

  • In the beginning, it was a lot of people who clearly wanted to sell me something
  • Since making the shift, it has trended toward people interested in what I, perhaps, contribute to the career development conversation

How do you use Twitter? Are you more interested in whether Paris Hilton has a new puppy? Or perhaps whether Simon Sinek is speaking near you?

Also, who do you recommend following?

Until next time!

Jared Redick
Visit: The Resume Studio.com
Follow: @TheResumeStudio
Connect: LinkedIn.com/in/jaredredick
Call: 415-397-6640

One Response

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