Twitter #twesume – the new LinkedIn?

With its ability to connect us to almost anyone, Twitter bridges a gap between personal and professional lives for many users – a shaky prospect given recent headlines. But would you include the platform in the recruitment process?

Twitter #twesume - the new LinkedIn?

With its ability to connect us to almost anyone, Twitter bridges a gap between personal and professional lives for many users - a shaky prospect given recent headlines. But would you include the platform in the recruitment process?

Twitter is now encouraging users to submit a #twesume (that's a resume or CV to you and me) to the site in a bid to help businesses find their ideal candidate or help Twitter users promote themselves and potentially find their dream job.

Many companies have already taken to the #twesume trend by posting career opportunities to the site, looking for potential employees through the social platform and job seekers are submitting their resumes to employers in a short 140 character resume or by more creatively using Twitter latest platform Vine to post creative six second long video resumes - a lot of pressure to make an impression in a such a short space of time.

So is Twitter the new LinkedIn? Maybe not, but it is a great way to share job opportunities to a wider audience, connect with the right people and create a lasting impression in a short few Twitter Vine moments. Watch a fantastic example from Twitter Vine user Dawn Siff who was looking for a career in media and actually got it - albeit not all down to the Twitter Vine resume alone but it certainly caught people's attention. https://vine.co/v/b6wxtwrwP7P

We certainly got an influx of CVs when we advertised a social media position on the platform in late 2012…we've even recruited a few team members who got in touch through Twitter - so will you be using the channel for recruitment? Tweet us….@equatoragency