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Happy Birthday Twitter!

Posted on 21/05/2011 by Emma Dadswell

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Whilst it may seem like it’s been around forever, Twitter is in fact just 5 years old today! Since the first tweet by co founder Jack Dorsey in 2006, Twitter has experienced significant growth. It is now estimated to be worth $10 billion dollars and users tweet some 1 billion times a week.

Here at Handle, we’ve been using Twitter for a year and have seen great results. We have an account for each of our divisions which instantly publish jobs as they come in, we interact with candidates and clients who are looking for information, and we also use the site to market ourselves and showcase our PR efforts.

One of the best benefits we’ve found for candidate generation is the instant reach achievable. Previously we may have published jobs on our website, on a job board, or in print. But we now have the ability to publish it to the Twittersphere, instantly reaching thousands of prospective job seekers and getting responses far quicker than if we waited for an ad to be published in print or on a job board.

With that in mind, we want to know how Twitter has changed things for you. Are you a job seeker that uses Twitter to search for work? Are you an organisation using Twitter in your recruitment strategy? Let us know by commenting below.

And don’t forget to follow one of our Twitter feeds and start engaging with us.

@HandleRecruit

@Handletemps

@HandleDigital

@HandleSalesMkt

@HandleOffice

@HandleFinance

@HandleHR

@HandleLegal