Have you ever participated in a Twitter Chat session?
What is a Twitter chat and why should you care?
It’s an online chat focused on the interests of a particular group. This is what happens. The organizer/host announces a date and time and assigns a hashtag.
It’s almost like a networking event, but online. The hashtag (#) serves as the meeting location. Once the time arrives, the host shares questions and anyone can share answers to the questions.
The benefits include: you see the thoughts and ideas from all sorts of people, many who are experts in their field. Plus you meet new people who are participating in the chat along the way. In one jam-packed hour, you can learn a ton.
It’s also a great way to expand your network.
Where do you find Twitter Chats?
There are hundreds of Twitter chats out there on almost any topic you can imagine. You may see people promoting an upcoming chat as a tweet. There are directories too.
Tweet Reports organizes the chats by industry and gives more insight into what each is about
How do I follow along?
You can try using Twitter to follow the Twitter chat’s hashtag, but that can be sort of cumbersome because you have to keep refreshing the content.
tchat.io is a platform that allows you to follow the Twitter chat hashtag and participate. The trick is to use the hashtag in every post. If you forget, then the Twitter chat folks won’t see your tweet. tchat.io will automatically add the hashtag to every tweet you send.
Job Search And Career Twitter Chats
#OMCchat Fridays at Noon ET (hosted by @LevyRecruits, @ProudMaryBoise @CyndyTrivella @TomBolt
#InternPro Mondays at 8 pm ET (hosted by @YouTern and the team!)
More Twitter Chat Help
Buffer wrote an excellent step by step resource about participating in Twitter chats. You can check that out here. You can follow their Twitter chat searching for #Bufferchat.
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.