Twitter can be a great tool for discovering new job opportunities, finding useful resources and making contacts to help you drive forward your career in the sports industry. Over 13,000 industry professionals currently follow our official Twitter handle @gsportsjobs for the latest job listings and insights, and that number is growing daily, and although a simple follow is a good place to start, the power of Twitter can be harnessed in so many ways.
Here at Global Sports Jobs, we’ve assembled five useful tips on how to use Twitter more effectively to progress your career in the sports industry:
1.Create an attractive online presence
Brand yourself in a professional manner, but don’t be over-professional as Twitter is a great way to showcase your personality. Interact, don’t just retweet what others are saying. Create meaningful content that people care about and importantly share other people’s content before your own.
2.Use the Discover feature
Visit the #Discover page and use the advanced search feature to narrow down what you are looking for. Simply searching #jobs will clog your feed with irrelevant links, make your search overwhelming and quickly decrease motivation.
3.Connect with relevant people and communities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour statistics, over 70% of jobs are found through networking so make sure you are connecting with influential people in the sports industry. Research the person with whom you are connecting, so that the topics you discuss are relevant. Many sports organisations have job-related Twitter handles so make sure you are following these as well.
4.Use Twitter as a Stepping Stone
Use your Twitter page as a stepping stone to your more detailed LinkedIn profile or blog by making sure you have links to these in place. If you are attending a sports industry event, connect with key speakers and start a conversation before attending, so that they take an interest in you before meeting you in person.
5.Don’t miss the important Tweets
Set up alerts from the companies or people that are most likely to post job opportunities or advice that suits you. This way, you won’t miss a thing.
For more useful tips, industry insights and the latest jobs in sport, follow our official handle @gsportsjobs today.