Land your dream job on Twitter

twitter-yelling-at-computerWhether you are already a Twitter guru, or are just beginning to curiously test its waters, here are the best resources for finding your legal dream job on Twitter, with a bit of general Twitter advice as well.

General Twitter Advice

If you’re not yet on Twitter, here are my short and sweet tips:

Sign up at Twitter.com; fill out the 140-character bio, use your real name as your username; include a good photo; design a free and easy professional background design at Twitbacks.com; use bit.ly to shorten links for your tweets; download Seesmic Desktop to manage your Twitter feeds and posts from your desktop; and add yourself to Twellow.com and to JD Scoop’s list of lawyers and legal professionals. Then add value (news posts, advice, resources, etc) to your followers, and remember that all your tweets are searchable on Google. Learn about the many ways that lawyers and legal professionals can use Twitter in Robert Ambrogi’s post “Tweet 16: 16 Ways Lawyers Can Use Twitter.” For further basic Twitter guidance, read Shane Richmond’s one-page step-by-step guide to getting started on Twitter.

Legal Job Searching on Twitter

  1. Search for “legal” or “law” or “paralegal” on TwitterJobSearch.com and see recent (down to the second) posted legal jobs.
  2. Find legal jobs by following one, two, ten, or all of the Twitter feeds below. Please note that all of the Twitter feeds posted below are for FREE job and career boards. However, you may need to sign up for free accounts on Monster.com, LawJobs.com, or Careerbuilder.com in order to access some of the posted jobs. In addition to “following” these feeds on Twitter, you can also subscribe to their RSS feeds, and have the feeds sent to your Google Reader account (set one up to follow news, blogs, and other RSS feeds), so that you will never miss a tweeted job posting.

Nationwide Job Postings

@lawjobs – a service of LawJobs.com.
@LM_Jobs – a service of LegallyMinded, part of the American Bar Association
@jobs_legal – a service of Ajilon Professional Staffing.
@lawjobsinusa – national job board

Regional Job Postings (alphabetically by city/state/country)

@LawJobAustralia – Australia legal jobs
@LawJobsCanada – Canada legal jobs
@jobs_at_Legal – Georgia (mostly Atlanta) law jobs
@LawJobsIndia – India law jobs
@LegalJobsDelhi – India (Delhi) law jobs
@LawJobsNewYork – New York legal jobs
@jobs_NY_Legal – New York legal jobs
@nyclegaljobs – New York City legal jobs
@jobs_STL_Legal – Saint Louis, Missouri legal jobs
@Jobs_SF_Legal – San Francisco (and nearby area) law jobs
@SocalLawCareers – Southen California Career Opportunties in Law.
@LawJob – United Kingdom law jobs
@LawJobsBIRM – United Kingdom (Birmingham) legal jobs
@LegalWeek – United Kingdom (London) legal jobs
@LegalJobsLondon – United Kingdom (London) legal jobs
@jobs_sat_Legal – Washington state legal jobs
@jobs_DC_Legal – Washington, DC legal jobs

Message me on Twitter @Leoramaccabee to let me know if one of these Twitter feeds helps you get a job. Good luck!

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  • Leora,

    On behalf of old guy non-techie Arizona bankruptcy lawyers, and for that matter all old guy non-techie lawyers, thank you for this great post.

    I’m slowly getting into blogging, but Twitter has so far been a bridge too far.

    A brilliant young lawyer sent me this link; I’ll send it around to my buddies, and link to it on my blog.

    Thank you!

    Joseph C. McDaniel