gra-dult-hood n.

1. A stage in life between graduation and adulthood.
2. Gradulthood often involves jobs that don't fulfil a graduate's expectations.
3. A term coined during the recession.

Gradulthood jobs: Twitter

The ‘Gradulthood jobs’ series has generally focused on quite outlandish job suggestions, ranging from writing a Christmas song, to becoming a policeman in Mexico. Now I realise I harp on about Twitter (@gradulthood) a lot, but it really is a great resource in terms of finding a new job, or reading useful resources. Let me explain.

Over the past couple of years the process of finding a job has changed. More and more jobs are now being advertised on social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. People are no longer scouring newspapers and jobs websites, but instead interacting on social networking sites. For instance, if you create a Twitter account you can still follow the jobsites you previously looked at, but many more people beside. From more specific job opportunities, to simple networking, or maybe even following the company that you’ve set your heart on working for, it's all on Twitter. Jobs are now advertised faster, more directly, and maybe sometimes even exclusively on the site.

To give an example, I’ve just had a quick look through my account. Here is a selection of the users that I follow:

@gradplus – Graduate jobs as well as information.

@Step2JobsTV - A great site sourcing all sorts of media jobs. Part of the larger media social networking site Step2CollaboTV.

@jobs_in_media – Jobs in media and tips on how to get jobs in media.

@guardiangrad/@guardiancareers – Pulling all the best of the Guardian graduate and career sites onto Twitter.

@targetjobs – A more general jobs resource.

@theunitlist – Advertises jobs in production from all over the UK.

And apparently tweeting even improves your CV writing skills because you have to be concise!

Admittedly this isn’t a traditional ‘Gradulthood jobs’ post but we’ll back with more ambitious job ideas later in the week. In the meantime, consider Twitter, and try not to become a twaddict…

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