If you are new to Twitter, one of the first things you will want to do is find people to follow on Twitter. I’ve got you covered!
Before you start this ongoing process of finding and following people on Twitter, you will want to think about the answers to these questions:
- Who are the industry movers and shakers I want to follow?
- What is my reason for following each person?
- What can I learn from them?
I say this is an ongoing process because, very much like networking, you want to constantly expand the number of people you know. Plus, new and interesting people and companies are joining Twitter every day.
How To Find People On Twitter
There are several ways to find and follow people to follow on Twitter. I show you several right here!
To summarize, find people through:
- Twitter’s “Who to Follow” recommendations is based on the types of people you’ve started to follow already.
- Following the followers of people you respect/value
- Following lists
Other ways of finding people to follow:
- Authors of an article or book you enjoyed
- They are included in #FF (Follow Friday) endorsement/recommendations of people whom you respect
- Use a hashtag relevant to your career
- Follow other people’s lists or see who they follow
- People who work for a target company
Add them to Your List
It makes sense in my mind to begin adding people to lists you create and curate from the very beginning. You have the choice of making lists public or keeping them private so only you can see the list. Categorizing or tagging people will allow you to filter your Twitter stream better.
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How to Find Smart People to Follow on Twitter has some of my favorite folks. Remember, my interests and yours are different.
I highly recommend you follow people in your industry, occupation and/or geographically preferred area. As much as I would love for you to follow me, I would much rather see you develop relationships with people who have the authority to hire you!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.