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December 19 2013

'Beyonce Think Pieces' Hashtag Mocks Media's Reaction to Album
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When big things happen, the media sometimes gets a little carried away as it tries to spin stories from the newsy yarn

So when Beyonce dropped the surprise of a century by releasing a new album with no warning or press, the media did what it does best — started creating think pieces

In no time at all, journalists began over-analyzing Beyonce's every lyric, nitpicking every dance move and over-thinking every costume change from her visual album, in hopes of generating stories on feminism, the Illuminati and the singer's impact on fill-in-name-of-any-topic Read more...

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December 12 2013

8 Twitter Hashtags You're Not Using Yet
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Twitter hashtags serve several purposes on the social media site, but most importantly, they can paraphrase a complex thought into a brief snapshot

But not all hashtags enjoy the same popularity. Most never get off the ground, while others experience a brief surge before falling out of use. Here are eight Twitter hashtags you've never heard of, or barely remember using

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Image: Mashable composite. iStock, Noedelhap Read more...

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December 11 2013

#FiveWordTechHorrors: Your Worst Digital Nightmares
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Programs that only run on Internet Explorer. The return of Myspace. Forgetting to back up your data. These are just a few examples of a techie's digital nightmare.

That's the idea behind the hashtag #FiveWordTechHorrors, which was trending on Twitter on Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Users shared their biggest tech fears in exactly five words.

The hashtag appears to have originated from Twitter user @izs:

Perl generating php generating javascript #fivewordtechhorrors

— social media isaacs (@izs) December 9, 2013

It picked up steam from there. Check out a few of our favorite #FiveWordTechHorrors one-liners, below. Read more...

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December 06 2013

Controversial Nelson Mandela Tweet Leads to Satirical Hashtag
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Entertainment journalist and founder of Deadline.com Nikki Finke was the subject of swift online backlash due to a tweet she sent following the news of Nelson Mandela's death Thursday

In the tweet, Finke refers to the recently released biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring actor Idris Elba as the former president of South Africa. Her comment was quickly repudiated as insensitive and off-topic, as it attempts to honor Mandela's memory with news on the movie's buzz

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, subject of Weinstein Co’s Idris Elba-starrer 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' which opened Nov 29 and has awards buzz.

— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) December 5, 2013 Read more...

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September 25 2013

Fallon, Timberlake Try to Stop Making Hashtags Happen
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Reading comments on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook forces you to wade through the endless swamp of hashtags. The keywords may sometimes serve a purpose online — and we emphasize sometimes — but when used in real life, you are a grade-A #nitwit

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon proved this point in their latest hilarious sketch, in which they get carried away hashtagging their conversation. Favorites include: #ImTheRealCookieMonster, #lololololololololololol, #QuackQuack and #IloveYouYouLoveMeWereAHappyFamily

JT even breaks out into a Miley Cyrus-inspired hashtag song. Let's hope that never catches on Read more...

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August 23 2013

Twitter Teaches You How to Hashtag
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Want to be sure your tweet is shared with the right group of users? There's a hashtag for that — if you can find the right one

Hashtags have become synonymous with Twitter, serving to filter what can otherwise be a wide array of difficult-to-categorize information

Users can join any conversation on the platform by adding the appropriate hashtag to their tweet. The problem is knowing which one to include

Twitter is trying to solve that. The company unveiled an infographic Wednesday complete with a blog post highlighting tips on choosing the best hashtag for your tweet. Read more...

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August 12 2013

TweetDeck Gets a Makeover With New Tweet Panel
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Twitter's TweetDeck rolled out a handful of new features on Monday, including a new tweet panel designed to enhance the functionality of the application. The new panel, which was highlighted in a post on TweetDeck's blog, is positioned on the left side of the screen and can remain open while users scroll through their categories on TweetDeck

In addition to the panel, many of TweetDeck's new features are centered around drafting tweets, not just managing your columns. Most of the new features are already available on Twitter's mobile applications. TweetDeck's new features include: Read more...

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August 07 2013

Facebook Starts Experimenting With Trending Topics
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Two months after Facebook introduced hashtags, the social network is now testing another popular Twitter feature: trending topics.

AllThingsD reports that Facebook started experimenting with its own version of trending topics on Wednesday. Facebook confirmed the news to Mashable in a statement.

"Today we started running a small test that displays topics trending on Facebook," a Facebook rep told Mashable. "It is currently only available to a small percentage of U.S. users who use Facebook's mobile web site (m.facebook.com) and is still in very early stages of development."

More about Facebook, Hashtags, Trending Topics, Business, and Marketing

June 12 2013

Does Facebook Really Need Hashtags?
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Congratulations, hash symbol. You've come a long, long way. Remember when we used to call you a pound sign or a number sign? Remember when people used to confuse you with the musical symbol for sharp? Remember when Bell Labs technicians gave you the made-up name "octothorpe"?

Well, no longer. After conquering Twitter over the last six years — thanks to early power user Chris Messina, who first suggested hashtags — you're about to become a familiar sight to the billion-plus users of Facebook, too. Perhaps a little too familiar

Two questions remain to be answered, hash symbol: Will you be overused? And were you really necessary on Facebook in the first place? Read more...

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Facebook Hashtags Take a Page From Twitter's Ad Business
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Over the years, Facebook has borrowed a few notable features from Twitter, including adding verified accounts and introducing the options to mention other users with the "@" symbol and "follow" influencers. But on Wednesday, Facebook introduced a feature popular on Twitter that may have a much bigger impact on its revenue: hashtags.

Facebook announced in a blog post Wednesday that it is rolling out a series of hashtag features in the coming weeks, including clickable hashtags — available today — and trending hashtags, which should be available soon. The move is billed as a way to "bring conversations more to the forefront," but as with most features Facebook introduces these days, advertising revenue is certainly a big part of it. Read more...

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May 09 2013

16 Inexplicably Popular Instagram Hashtags
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Look around you. The world is full of hashtags: #jar, #rug, #craftbeer, #bieberdoll, #procrastination, #apileofnecklacesyouhaventuntangledsince2007. The hashtag can be just as much a source of maddening confusion as an effective tool for social media conversation.

And for some, it's both

These 16 kooky Instagram hashtags contain more pictures than you might expect. Apparently, a bunch of people are eating #crayonburgers and wearing #turtlebackpacks somewhere in this mixed-up world. We're on board, are you?

Homepage image courtesy of Instagram, @mykittyclaire Read more...

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April 05 2013

Vine Launches Trending Hashtags
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Vine hopes to make exploring content easier with the launch of trending hashtags.

The new feature allows users to easily see what the community is Vining about. The hashtags featured are those rising the fastest in popularity, rather than just the most popular overall. Vine cofounder and CTO Colin Kroll announced the addition on the company's blog.

Kroll noted that great six-second content doesn't always get its deserved time in the spotlight because it may not fall into any of the app's popular sections. The expansion into hashtags — which is not surprising, considering Vine's Twitter roots — should bring focus to a greater variety of Vine content and users. Read more...

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February 07 2012

Twitter’s Ad Scrimmage Lets You Relive Super Bowl Commercials


There’s usually one commercial during the Super Bowl that outshines the others for its creativity and laughter-inducing antics — and gets watched over and over. Twitter’s Ad Scrimmage wants to be the website where you do that, as well as vote for your favorite. But move fast; it won’t be around forever.

The idea behind Ad Scrimmage is to get people talking about the companies and brands behind the ads (which shelled-out beaucoup bucks for these coveted spots) and extend the ad value and entertainment all week.

Here’s what Twitter says about Ad Scrimmage on its advertising blog:

“The Twitter Ad Scrimmage extends the life of a Super Bowl commercial by amplifying and moving Monday water cooler discussions to immediately after the game when momentum for conversations around those commercials is at its highest … Commercials will also have a unique hashtag to encourage conversations on Twitter.”

The commercials are organized into four quarters, depending on when each aired. There is a corresponding hashtag for each commercial to encourage discussion. If there are any commercials you missed, or just can’t get enough of, check out the site now — it’s only live for seven days.

SEE ALSO: Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Watch Them All Here



Have you tweeted about Super Bowl commercials? Did you use one of the hastags created with the commercial? Will Scrimmage work? Let us know in the comments.

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January 18 2012

Get on Board: Italian Cruise Ship Meme Goes Viral [PICS]


Italian cruise ship Captain Francesco Schettino won’t be able to leave behind the backlash his actions created on the Internet.

“Vada A Bordo, Cazzo!” is the latest meme circulating the web. It translates to “get on board, d__k.”

The phrase came from an exchange Coast Guard Captain Gregorio De Falco had with Schettino via radio as the captain fled the ship: “Listen Schettino, perhaps you have saved yourself from the sea, but I will make you look very bad. I will make you pay for this. Get on board, d__k,” he said.

Schettino abandoned the Costa Concordia after sailing too close to the Italian island of Giglio and hitting a rock, which became lodged in the ship. The ship capsized, leaving thousands of people struggling for hours to make it out alive. So far, 11 deaths have been reported; there are 20 people still unaccounted for.

In the aftermath of the captain’s shameful episode, Italians took to Twitter and Facebook to express their disappointment. By Wednesday, the saying was already on T-shirts and the hashtag #vadaabordocazzo was popular on Twitter.

On Tuesday afternoon Italian time, a Facebook page titled, “Vada a bordo, cazzo” went live. It features the “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme with “vada a bordo cazzo” added. The site already has 3,952 Likes.

Initial reports said the captain had tried to sail too close to the rocky coast in order to allow a waiter to wave to family on the island. The head waiter on the ship told his sister, who lives on his native Giglio, that he would be passing by that evening. The sister posted his whereabouts on her Facebook page. When the ship approached the island, the captain reportedly told the waiter, “Come and see, Antonello, we’re right in front of Giglio” — and maneuvered too close to the rocky coastline.

In court on Tuesday, the Italian captain said he “tripped” into a lifeboat, further igniting anger on Twitter.

Followers of the Facebook page in particular have been placing the “Vada A Bordo, Cazzo!” cry into various photos. Check out the gallery below.


'Get On Board' Meme




By Tuesday, the "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" Facebook page was live and this meme was circulating the web.

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January 12 2012

Girl Scout’s Call for Cookie Boycott Goes Viral. Is It Hate Speech? [VIDEO]

UPDATE: Shortly after this story was posted the video was made “private.” The number of views on YouTube jumped to 234,787 since we published this story.

In a recent video gaining traction on the web, a teenage Girl Scout calls for a boycott of their famous cookies after a 7-year-old transgendered girl was admitted into a Colorado Girl Scout troop. The 8-minute clip on YouTube has been viewed more than 134,000 times in a little more than 12 hours since it began circulating the web.

In the video, a Girl Scout identified by World News Daily as 14-year-old Taylor from Ventura County, Calif., claims the organization is “promoting the desires of a small handful of people”

“GSUSA and councils are focused on adult agendas that have nothing to do with helping girls,” she says in the video.

Supporters of transgender rights and the Girls Scouts’ inclusionary rules started Tweeting the hashtag #trans on Wednesday when the video began making rounds on the web. The clip was posted on Jan. 3 and had only 778 views on Wednesday. By early Thursday, the video had more than 135,000 views.

Girl Scouts has been a popular topic online for the past few days, but that might be in part because it’s cookie-selling season — and a new cookie, “Savannah Smiles”, was unveiled last Friday.

Many users took to Twitter to say they’re going to be buying more cookies this year in support of the Girl Scouts, and to protest the boycott.

Appearing to be reading from a script, the teen lists her complaints against the organization: Having biological boys in the Girl Scouts organization presents a safety hazard for girls. Money from cookies sales goes to the organization that promotes these issues, she says. At the end of the video, Taylor asks viewers to visit the website honestgirlscouts.com where a flyer stating the Girl Scouts of the USA promotes abortion and LGBT rights is available for download.

The teen recited a statement from the Girl Scouts of Colorado as quoted in the Baptist Press, “We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

Girls Scouts of Central California respond to the video on their Facebook page on Thursday and posted the link on Twitter.

“For 100 years, Girl Scouts has prided itself on being an inclusive organization serving girls from all walks of life,” Girl Scouts of the USA said in a statement given to Mashable.

“We handle cases involving transgender children on a case by case basis with a focus on ensuring the welfare and best interests of the child in question and the other girls in the troop as our highest priority.As a beloved American institution, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a natural target for those seeking to draw attention to themselves or their cause.

“It’s important for everyone to know that nearly 100% of the proceeds from these sales stay in the local market and are used to fund programs for girls.”

YouTube removes videos that violate their Terms of Use, which includes the following rule:

“We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).”

Some viewers believe a recent Rick Perry campaign ad came close to hate speech, but the video was not taken down.

Do you think this video qualifies as hate speech — or is this teen exercising her First Amendment rights? What do you think about YouTube’s Terms of Use? Tell us in the comments.

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May 10 2011

5 Killer Social Media Tips for PR Pros


The Social PR Series is supported by Vocus. Vocus helps businesses get heard and talked about on social media and beyond. It brings you all the conversations that matter, without information overload, and lets you find influencers fast. Take a quick online demo and see what it can do.

So you’ve got the social PR basics down, and you’re following and engaging with relevant media and influencers. Maybe you’ve even developed a few social media campaigns for your company or clients. What are some other ways you can give your PR efforts an added social boost?

Here are five social media tips for PR professionals.


1. Anticipate and Join Twitter Conversations


While you can’t always predict what news or events will become a #hashtag that people will follow, it’s a pretty safe bet that events like the #Oscars or #adtech will have a large group of people following the hashtag before, during and shortly after each event. PR pros should consider timing news or relevant content around these events so they have an immediately engaged audience for tweets about this content.

For example, indie fashion site Moxsie.com timed a Twitter-based “Fashion Police” contest around the #Oscars conversation, inserting contest-related tweets into the mix.

One thing to note: You can certainly drop your tweet into the fray and hope people will retweet it, but to truly participate in the conversation, you should actively engage — retweeting good content, following interesting people, replying to questions and posting more than just links to your brand content — so the community recognizes you and values your contribution.


2. Write Tweetable Press Release Headlines


When you use a news distribution service such as PR Newswire or PRWeb to issue a press release, you typically see a large number of tweets that feature your press release headline once your news hits the wire. Writing your release headline with “tweetability” in mind can impact the number of tweets and retweets of your release.

This is not only a great opportunity to get your company, product or client’s name out to the social community, but also to drive views of your release. According to data from Crowd Factory, whose technology powers social sharing functionality on PRNewswire.com, press releases that are shared bring an average of six people back to the site to view the release.

Four key things to ask yourself when writing a tweetable press headline are:

  • Is it short enough to fit into a tweet that also includes a Twitter handle and a link?
  • Is the company or product name in the beginning so it won’t get cut off?
  • Does it contain relevant keywords to make it searchable?
  • Is it punchy enough to generate retweets based on the headline alone?

3. Turn Your Blog Into a Social News Wire


Blogs have become very powerful tools for sharing news and multimedia content that doesn’t necessarily warrant a press release, but still may be of interest to the media.

For example, the New York Public Library (NYPL) uses Tumblr as a makeshift “news wire,” sharing stories about NYPL continuously. According to Angela Montefinise, public relations director at NYPL, “Many of our followers are reporters, and we’ll often find stories we posted on Tumblr in news outlets. For example, Gothamist often uses photos we blog, and it has picked up stories we’ve run. A short, fun piece we ran on Keith Richards ‘killing’ an employee’s orchid while he was at the Library got picked up by The NY Daily News, and then eventually around the world.”


4. Develop Social News Backgrounders


When pitching a story, it can often be tough to pack all of the background information into a single email or touch on everything over the phone. Reporters also have less time than ever to conduct thorough research into a topic and will appreciate content that makes their job easier. So consider creating a “social news backgrounder” to accompany your pitch, using a site such as Delicious.

Serena Matter, social media account manager at Peak Communicators, says that she uses Delicious to create social news backgrounders that consist of links to current articles and information on the topic she plans to pitch to media.

“I provide this resource to reporters I’m pitching so they can familiarize themselves with the topic and cut down on their research time,” notes Matter. “They can also refer to the backgrounder in the future in the event that they are writing another article on the subject.”


5. Use News Aggregation Services


If your PR program involves keeping Facebook and Twitter feeds updated with relevant industry news, you know how time-consuming it can be scour the social feeds and run news searches looking for daily content. Matter recommends using a blog aggregation tool such as Netvibes to create a dashboard of relevant content sources.

“I use Netvibes as a tool for updating clients’ social profiles by creating custom dashboards to amalgamate relevant content sources,” says Matter. “The dashboards allow me to easily find industry-specific information which I can then post to a client’s Facebook Page or Twitter feed. Updating my clients’ social profiles with the latest news and information helps to establish them as a reliable go-to source for industry intelligence, which in turn builds their reputation as an industry thought leader.”


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HOW TO: Use Twitter Hashtags to Boost Your Job Search


About 300 to 500 jobs are posted on Twitter per minute, according to Carmen Hudson, CEO and co-founder of Tweetajob. With that many shared opportunities, the task of filtering information becomes daunting — that’s why we have hashtags. They can help you focus on the tweets you want to see along with the ones you didn’t even know existed.

Hudson, whose company sends job tweets that match a job seeker’s location and career interests, says the numbers are true but come with a caveat. “Many of these jobs are duplicates, or from aggregators. It’s likely the number of real opportunities could be much lower. There is quite a bit of ‘job pollution’ on Twitter, because the job boards and many employers don’t target their job tweets.”

Nonetheless, the jobs are still there. The key is finding them. As a way to filter through the noise, Hudson recommends job seekers use hashtags to take full advantage of Twitter’s search functionality.

Here are six hashtag categories that might be useful in a job search, along with some examples of what you could look for. For those who are new to Twitter or just need a refresher, check out this overview of hashtags.


General Job Search


Hashtags such as #jobs, #jobadvice, #jobhunt and #jobsearch offer both job openings and general job search advice. If you’re looking for high-level information about how to conduct a job search, this could be a great place to start.


  1. Clerk & Comptroller
    ClerkPBC On a #jobhunt? We’re seeking top-notch candidates for essential IT, finance and court positions: http://bit.ly/4yECpD #careers
  2. Monster Careers
    MonsterCareers How to Tell When a Job Interview is Going Well by @workinggirlhttp://bit.ly/9WqUHw #JobAdvice
  3. Jessica H Hernandez
    GreatResume Choosing a great reference: http://bit.ly/9wGJRB #jobseekers #jobsearch
  4. LinkedIn Jobs
    LinkedIn_Jobs Director, Midwest Sales at The Daily Beast – Chicago, IL #in #jobs http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1172092&trk=tw



Job Postings


You can take your search one level further by using hashtags for specific jobs like #greenjobs, #jobposting, #telecom or #salesjobs just to name a few. For a list of additional hashtags, check out this Career Rocketeer post, entitled “Top 100+ Job Search Hashtags on Twitter.”


  1. ODOC
    OHDOC #jobposting #diversity VP Research and Sponsored Programs – Kent State University Dear Colleagu… Read more at http://bit.ly/bKC9C7
  2. GEConnections
    GEConnections #Sales Manager wanted @ GE #Energy! Account Manager opening in Billings, MT! #jobs #salesjobs #gejobs http://ht.ly/2P2uW ^JG
  3. JobsDirectNow
    JobsDirectNow #Jobs #Telecom Analyst, Telecommunications – General Dynamics – Pensacola, FL http://bit.ly/9n3Ifc
  4. EarthTechling
    EarthTechling New website helps you research green collar work: Searching For Green Jobs In California http://bit.ly/duaLCo #green #greenjobs



Chats


Since social media is all about conversation, why not engage in chats about job search? There are a few hashtags for chats, including #jobhuntchat, #careerchat, #internchat, and #hirefriday.

Rich DeMatteo, recruiting consultant and author of the blog Corn on the Job, is the founder of the #jobhuntchat group. This “first of its kind” Twitter chat takes place every Monday night from 10-11 p.m. ET. The audience consists of recruiters, resume writers, HR pros, working professionals, job seekers, interns and college students talking about job search. DeMatteo shared that they’ve had up to 300 participants in a single session and the format is working.


  1. Rich DeMatteo
    CornOnTheJob Q4: How can I phrase my Linkedin headline to gain attention from employers and recruiters? #JobHuntChat #jobhuntchat
  2. Jessica Merrell
    blogging4jobs Q4–I like to change my headline weekly. Premium accnt let you see what ppl search for. #jobhuntchat
  3. Veronica Ludwig
    VeronicaLudwig Q4: Use keywords that are in job descriptions you apply for. These are the words recruiters are using to find you! #jobhuntchat
  4. Jennifer Novak
    NextJenHR Q4: make it specific and pointed -industry, career-level seeking________ in City,State or open to relo. #jobhuntchat
  5. YouCanDoWhatYouLove
    ycdwyl Q4 Headline should be what YOU can bring to THEM. Give them a reason to be interested and want to see more. #linkedin #jobhuntchat


Lindsay Goldner shared her experience:

“Finding #jobhuntchat catapulted me into the world of online networking. As a college senior, I’d barely built up a network and had zero connections in the industries I was interested in. #Jobhuntchat — along with its amazing moderators and participants — taught me that it was imperative for me to put myself out there, both in person and online. Connections I’ve made with people online and at networking events have led to great relationships and multiple job offers!”


Resumes


Once you find the job, then you have to send over the resume. Searching hashtags like #resume, #resumewriting and #CV can give you valuable tips to keep your resume current as well as view other job seekers’ digital resumes for inspiration.


  1. Callum Saunders 
    callumsaunders Another example of a STUNNING digital #CV: http://www.employkyle.com/
  2. Alesia Benedict
    getinterviews Branding – The Hot Trend in Job Searching http://is.gd/45PKO Great for improving your #resume!
  3. hr bartender
    hrbartender Should a Pro Write Your Resume? #resume – http://bit.ly/d7ne0S



Industry Conferences


Hudson suggests following professional conference events via hashtags:

“Conference hashtags are one of the best ways for jobseekers to find industry colleagues with whom they can network. For example, the HR Technology conference just took place. If I were looking for a job in enterprise software or talent management systems, I would certainly search the #HRTechConf hashtag and follow participants who might be helpful in my job search.”


  1. Eric Winegardner
    ewmonster Inbound traffic to J2W clients’ career sites from social channel: LI 47%, FB 30%, Twitter 16% Other 6%. -DBerg #HRTechConf


Even if you’re not attending industry conferences, keep up-to-date with them via the web and follow along on their hashtags before, during and after the conferences to tweet along with attendees and other interested professionals in your field. The conversations that you start via Twitter could translate into future opportunities or even long-lasting business or personal relationships.


Career Advice


The learning doesn’t (or shouldn’t) stop once we land a job. Managing our careers is a constant process. Hashtags such as #career, #careers and #employment can help us with the questions and challenges we deal with every day.


  1. Lewis, Job Coach
    InterviewCoach 3 Ways Time Travel Can Sabotage Your Career http://bit.ly/cak0bD #JobAdvice #Career
  2. Susan P. Joyce
    JobHuntOrg Tips on how to run a meeting, from @forbes: http://ow.ly/2PWKr #careers


And while this piece is focused on hashtags, don’t forget that there are several companies and recruiters with dedicated career accounts on Twitter. The list includes Google, MTV, Starbucks and more. You can check out the complete list at Listorious.

There’s no denying that the job search takes time. When using hashtags as part of your job search, there is a process to reviewing what exists, identifying the right ones for your own situation and sifting through the information. But it certainly beats doing it the hard way.

What hashtags have you found valuable in your job search? Add your recommendations in the comments.


Social Media and Web Job Listings


Every week we put out a list of social media and web job opportunities. While we post a huge range of job listings, we’ve selected some of the latest ones from the past two weeks to get you started. Happy hunting!

Related Twitter Resources from Mashable


- HOW TO: Find a Job on Twitter
- HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags
- 5 Terrific Twitter Research Tools
- How Job Seekers May Use Social Media in the Future
- HOW TO: Customize Your Background for the New Twitter

Image courtesy of Jerad Horning

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