Twitter, some might say it’s the best and others do not have anything to say about it. But the fact remains that it is attracting a vast population of Internet users day by day. Twitter being a social networking and micro blogging service allows you to reply on “What are you doing?” by sending short text messages which are 140 characters in length to your friends or followers.
For a recruiter, Historical tweets data can help to gauge the potential of an employee beforehand. Snap Bird a free tool service helps you in finding other people’s Twitter messages posted much further back than what’s archived in the results of Twitter search itself.
We just need to know their Twitter username and type that in the “Who” field, which displays us the entire search results.
So what can we learn from someone’s old Tweets. For starters new to staffing and recruitment, I would add that reveal a lot of tidbits about their work, thereby giving us plenty of competitive intelligence.
Very often in Co-Tweeting with their friends, they reveal the usernames of friends, co-workers and even their managers. They often tweet a lot of their likes, Dislikes which helps us in gauging the psychology of the person before hand itself. However do not go too personal on Tweets of a person; there might be an entire new dimension to his tweets.
What else can you think of, when you are Recruiting via Twitter?