Social networking has come a long way from where it started years ago. The nascent social networking sites that made their way initially, have now become a resounding success with hundreds and thousands of people joining these social networking sites each day. As the networks expand, these social media are not only being used as a network for the people from various forums and countries to meet but they are also using this platform to enhance their career and also self development.

Twitter started as a social network that followed in the steps of many of the other ones that had existed for a long time. But it has since overtaken many of the networks by a great distance. The Twitter network has caught the fascination of people who have never been on a social networking Website. People across the social strata from celebrities to those who do not even have a home find solace in the company of other people through this network.

Job opportunities have increased all over the world in spite of the fact that we have not come out of the recession. Many people who are part of the Twitter family could be those who are recruiting employees for their company. These people have started looking at Twitter as the place where they can find a new employee. There are various advantages of searching for an employee through a social medium like twitter and they are as follows.

1. Detailed information about applicant: If you are a recruiter and receive an application for a job offline, then you can only learn about the person from what is given in the resume. Even if you call the person for the interview, you will not be able to really assess the person completely. Social networks are places where recruiters are able to not only learn about the qualifications about a person, but also learn about the behavior of the person and can learn if the potential employee will fit into the organization.

2. Choices available: The choice available for a recruiter is unlimited. In case of recruitment for a position, advertisements are usually given on newspapers and the applicants who apply for the position are limited.. Twitter on the other hand, has millions of people and many might be the right people for the position. This makes it much easier for the recruiter to find a person who fits into the position like a sleeve!

Twitter also gives an opportunity for the people who want employment to talk to other people and search for employment. Twitter can also be used to watch out for job postings and communication to the employer or the person seeking jobs.

Twitter has changed the way people search for jobs. It is indeed a great advantage for the employers and job seekers to be able to identify each other and decide if they will fit in the job. Social networking and Twitter especially has started playing a unique and important role in the lives of people, much more than many of the other social networks on the internet.