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How of­ten to post

At least three times a day

What to post Your bio should in­clude your com­pany, job ti­tle and your pas­sions (marathon train­ing, cook­ing, etc). Tweet about your in­dus­try: if you’re in en­ter­tain­ment, write about your fave new show. And when a hi­lar­i­ous meme goes around (#SaltBae, any­one?), join the fun.

Who to fol­low

Search by hash­tags such as #HR and #re­cruit­ing to iden­tify hir­ing man­agers, says Miller-Mer­rell. ‘Many large com­pa­nies have han­dles for job post­ings, and fol­low­ing them is a great way to see open­ings,’ adds Larssen.

How to com­ment

Retweet­ing and re­ply­ing to peo­ple you ad­mire can help your job odds. En­gage with Twit­ter stars by re­spond­ing to ques­tions they pose or shar­ing thoughts on their work. Tag pop­u­lar users when you praise them – you might just land an RT or a fol­low-back.

Next-level ac­tion

Cre­ate Twit­ter lists for ac­counts you love. ‘Peo­ple will no­tice when you add them to one – and it won’t hurt if your list is named some­thing like “Smart Peo­ple on Twit­ter”,’ says Jan­ice Mor­ris, who works in global me­dia part­ner­ships at Twit­ter. ‘Flat­tery can go far!’

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