While success in recruiting can be attributed to a number of characteristics, you will surely find that being resourceful and a great listener is at the core of these talent warriors. Thankfully for them, Twitter has provided a wonderful resource and an opportunity to listen and engage in a wide variety of conversations.
Through the use of Twitter hashtags, individuals and organizations have created incredibly popular events called Twitter Chats. There are chats for literally every topic! Sports, Healthy Living, Small Business, NASCAR, and of course, Recruiting and the Job Search.
How to Join a Twitter Chat
Before we get too crazy, the first thing you need to do is select a Twitter Chat you’d like to join. Luckily for you, we’ve created an amazing list of chats for Recruiters below. You’ll find that most chats are weekly, with others choose to run bi-weekly or monthly.
Once you’ve selected your chat of choice, sign into Twitter before or during the Twitter Chat is live. Go to TweetChat.com, and then you can enter the hashtag of the chat you’d like to follow. Enter the hashtag at the very top of the page. Here’s a picture guide for you:
After clicking, “go”, you’ll see Tweets begin to load up on your screen. Once you’ve made it this far, you can now start responding to questions from moderators and talking to other Recruiters, Human Resources Professionals, and even Job Seekers.
So, what are the best chats for Recruiters? We’ve got you covered!
1. #TChat (Weekly) Wednesday 7-8 PM ET
2. #TalentNet (Weekly) Tuesday 7-8 PM ET
3. #JobHuntChat (Weekly) Monday 10-11 PM ET
#JobHuntChat was the first ever chat that focuses solely on the job search and provides a forum for job seekers, Recruiters, and HR Professionals to connect. #JobHuntChat is ran by @CornOnTheJob, @Blogging4Jobs, @JRock96, and @GirlMeetsGeek.
4. #HRTechChat (Weekly) Wednesday 4-5 PM ET
5. #HFChat (Weekly) Friday 12-1 PM ET
Chat for job seekers and career experts. A great place to connect with both recruiters and job seekers. #HFChat is part of the amazing #HireFriday community that has been grown by @HRMargo.
6. #LinkedinChat (Weekly) Tuesday 8-9 PM ET
7. #MPaceChat (Monthly) First Friday of the Month 1-2 PM ET
This chat is ran by @MPACENews and is focused on helping college students transition into the working world. Great for corporate recruiters or HR Professionals who spend time on their company college recruitment program
What are some other Twitter Chats that you’ve found valuable as a recruiter?