How to Use Twitter To Find Legit Remote Jobs

Find remote jobs on Twitter.
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One platform you might be overlooking in your job hunt is Twitter.

You might be a little surprised, but Twitter can be a fantastic social network to spend your time discovering remote jobs that are worth applying to. 

And as you build trust and interesting content, you may even start getting new remote opportunities sent directly your way!

Now you might not think about Twitter at first when it comes to your job search. But there are currently over 217 million daily active users on the platform (and still growing). Wow! 

And most companies hiring remotely are fairly active on Twitter. And so are their business leaders, recruiters, and HR leaders – people you’d want to connect with. There is huge potential here that you might be missing.

Although Twitter is not the only place you want to focus your time on when looking for a remote job, it’s a social network not to ignore. 

Ready to learn more? Below is everything you need to know to help you use Twitter to find remote work. Whether you are looking for full-time work, part-time, or are a freelancer – this guide is for you.

How to Find Remote Jobs Using Twitter

Using Twitter to find remote work is actually not very complicated. However, there are a few important steps to ensure you are on the right path and have an attractive, yet professional profile.

Clean up your profile or create one

The first step in using Twitter to find remote jobs is to work on your profile. If you don’t have one, make sure to sign up and fill everything out. It should only take you 10 minutes or so.

As you begin your remote search journey on Twitter, you want potential employers to have a strong first impression of you and your Tweets.

A few tips:

  • Use an easy-to-remember username.
  • Ensure your full name is on your profile.
  • Use a strong profile picture that is professional and clearly shows you.
  • Fill in your bio and share what you are about (mention you are in search of remote work, the industry you are in, past work experience. You only have 160 characters though).
  • Delete past questionable content. We all make dumb past mistakes on social networks, but if you have questionable Tweets, now is the time to purge them all.

If you want, you can also add your resume or professional portfolio via the website option of your profile.

However, you may want to edit out any personal details on your resume link or website portfolio, since Twitter can be the wild wild west for scammers too. For example, you may want to remove or block out your phone number and home address.

Follow and set alerts for Twitter profiles

On Twitter, once you follow a company or individual, you can also activate alerts so you are notified right away. 

This is a simple, yet great feature for you to use during your remote job search on Twitter.

First, you can create a list of a few accounts you want to follow. This would include remote job boards, companies you want to work or have on your wishlist, and potential recruiters at those companies. 

Once you have that list, you can go search for them on Twitter and start following the list you made. Also, once you hit the “Follow” option you can also opt to click the bell icon on the profile.

Twitter Bell Notification.

By clicking this, you will be notified when your saved followers publish something. This ensures you don’t miss anything relevant to you, since the Twitter feed does move fast.

And from there, you can easily engage, re-tweet, or spot remote jobs that interest you without constantly scrolling.

Also, double-check how often the account is Tweeting. If it’s quite a bit per day, you might not want to activate the notification bell, otherwise, you may be overwhelmed by constant notifications from that particular account.

Save remote work hashtag searches

Twitter is where the hashtag began and blossomed, so it should be no surprise that this is a great feature to discover remote jobs too. 

And what is even cooler, is you can save those searches on your Twitter account so you don’t have to constantly type or search for them every time you log on.

Now there are lots of various hashtags you can search for and save around remote work. My recommendations of some good ones where you’d discover remote jobs (and other content around working remotely) are the following:

  • #RemoteWork
  • #RemoteJobs
  • #WorkingFromHome

You’ll not only find that remote job board sites use these, but companies and recruiters hiring that might not use any career listing sites. So you can discover even more potential opportunities. 

Additionally, you might want to save hashtags for your industry and field. Let’s say you were someone in marketing. You may want to include #Marketing and #MarketingJobs. 

It will help you find more accounts to follow or interesting conversations to join. Plus, you will come across jobs, however not all will be remote since these are more generalized hashtags. 

Using the save feature on Twitter for your hashtags is easy. Go to the “Search Twitter” field, type in your hashtag, and hit “enter.” Your feed will be filled with the content of those using that hashtag. 

From there you click the three dots next to your search.

Twitter hashtag three dots.

And when you click those three dots, you’ll see an option to “Save Search.” And you’ll just select that and boom, your hashtag is saved and you can select it now from the search option!

Save search option in Twitter.

You’ll notice other settings in there, like the “Advanced Search.” That will allow you to refine your search even more. Feel free to play around and get the settings you desire. You can make your saved searches much more focused and remove things you don’t want to see in your feed.

Be a consistent and active Twitter user

Once you have accounts you are following and lists saved, it’s also time to be active! 

Like any social network, you get out of it what you put into it. Meaning, you need to be engaged with others’ content and post your own. 

This is a great time to engage with people and companies in your industry. Reply to their Tweets, ask questions, share your knowledge, retweet their good content, etc. 

And part two of that is posting your own content relevant to your knowledge, career field, and showing off some of your personality. 

Here is a list of items you can think about posting:

  • Articles in your industry.
  • Observations and experiences.
  • Showing off your skills.
  • Mistakes made in the past.
  • Things you’ve learned.
  • Interests outside of your career.
  • Twitter threads that provide value.
  • Ask questions for followers to engage.

Think about all the ways you can show your value, but also be a part of the Twitter community. Posting and engaging are huge to helping people discover you. 

Just like if you are searching for a remote job on LinkedIn, companies will find you from your great content or recognize you when you apply for their open roles. 

Don’t expect results necessarily overnight as networking and being active on social media takes time for those to recognize you. But it’s a great way to start establishing a personal brand and build trust during your remote job search. 

Plus, you never know when you might find yourself out of a job, but because of your active efforts, you have a network of people that can help or refer you to others.

Watch Out For Remote Work Scams on Twitter

Just like anywhere else when it comes to remote work or work from home jobs, there are scammers trying to take advantage. When utilizing Twitter for remote jobs, remember to always do your due diligence in your search. 

You will mostly see some scam Tweets happen in popular hashtags and sometimes they do appear even in the ones I recommended above. It’s unavoidable, however, I either skip right past those or you could even block the account. 

Personally, I just scroll right past when the Tweet is not a company or job site I trust. Now if some account starts trying to direct message me or Tweet at me, then I usually block them. It’s usually pretty obvious when it’s a scam, but I put together this guide on identifying work from scams if you are looking for more information.

I hope this simple guide to using Twitter to find remote jobs was helpful. It’s often not the main social network job seekers think about, but there is some great opportunity on this platform. 

Happy remote job hunting!

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About Todd Kunsman

Todd is the founder of Remote Work Junkie and has been featured in numerous publications like Business Insider, HuffPost, CNBC, and more. He’s been a remote work advocate for close to a decade and has been working remotely full-time for 5+ years. He’s also a marketing, personal finance, and music nerd 🤓

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