Last week, I attended (and spoke) at the Career Management Alliance conference in New Orleans. It’s always great getting together with colleagues and meeting new friends, but one of my favorite things about conferences is that I come home with several blog post ideas!
One tidbit I found very share-worthy was from Paul Forster, CEO and Co-Founder of Indeed.com. Did you know that the wordÃ‚Â “Twitter” is the fastest growing term to appear in job postings appearing in job boards? Take a look at this chart:
These were the top ten words found in job postings, per Indeed.com’s research:
2. Cloud Computing
5. Corporate Social Responsibility
9. Social Media
10. Speech Language Pathologist
To clarify, this does not indicate the number of jobs working FOR Twitter, but reminds us that companies who are seeking experience using Twitter (based on the fact that they include that word in their online job postings) has grown exponentially.
This list might lead you to believe that if you want a job, social media and the medical profession are two hot topics! You may also find industry trends, unemployed per job posting (by location), and job posting per capita via Indeed.com’s job trends section.
So, if you are hesitating to dive into Twitter or other social media tools because you think they are insignificant to your job hunt, you may want to reconsider.
Stay tuned for more advice and information from the conference!
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