A microblogging service, Twitter allows you to communicate short messages (tweets) of 140 characters or less, follow updates from companies and influencers, and build your own following.

Your Twitter checklist

  • Complete a Twitter profile by adding a professional photo, a 160-character bio introducing you and your career interests, and a link to your professional website or LinkedIn profile.
  • Follow others who can help your professional development, such as companies of interest and industry experts.
  • Search for career opportunities and relevant information using hashtags such as #intern, #career, and #tweetmyjobs.
  • Brand yourself as an expert by tweeting or retweeting industry news.
  • Share your work through photos, videos, and links to portfolios and blog posts.
  • Keep all tweets professional and appropriate.