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10 Twitter influencers you need to follow for expert career advice

15 Dec 2016

If you’re serious about your career, you’ll want it to be the best it can be. These Twitter influencers offer career advice that will help you get it there.

The average person reportedly works 92,120 hours in his or her lifetime. That’s a long time, particularly if you’re not happy. So how can you build the career that you want? A career that fulfils you?

One way is to ask for help. No one has this whole life thing figured out – at least, not straight away – but some are better placed than others to offer truly valuable career advice.

Here, we’ve gathered some of the best accounts you should be following to get expert career advice right in your Twitter feed.

Follow some – or all – of these accounts over the holidays, and be sure to be new-job ready in January 2017.

Hays Worldwide (@HaysWorldwide)

Global recruiter Hays knows a thing or two about building careers. Facilitating the hiring of candidates across a wide range of industries, the company has the inside track on how to make you more hireable.

Through the Hays Worldwide Twitter account, Hays shares careers tips and advice targeting both jobseekers and HR professionals. The company’s feed is populated with tidbits from Hays’ own blog, as well as curated content from around the web.

Poornima Vijayashanker (@poornima)

Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer, a start-up that seeks to “guide future tech leaders toward fulfilling careers and personal freedom” through globally accessible courses, workshops and resources.

With a Twitter feed that’s part-career advice, part leadership-advice and part-inspiration, the Inspirefest 2016 keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur should be followed by anyone serious about taking their career, or company, in hand.

Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa)

The self-professed career sherpa, Hannah Morgan is an author, speaker and trainer in the US. She has more than 20 years’ combined HR and career consultancy experience.

If you follow Morgan on Twitter, you will see plenty of career insights, essential advice on how to get your dream job, and the occasional simple sentiment of inspiration.

Undercover Recruiter (@UndercoverRec)

Undercover Recruiter is a recruitment and career blog, so it should come as no surprise that the company’s Twitter feed is all about career development.

The London-based company offers advice to job candidates and employers, covering the job search, interviews and career development, as well as recruitment tips and advice.

The Undercover Recruiter feed is a mix of posts from the company’s blog and curated content from other respected sources.

Anita Bruzzese (@AnitaBruzzese)

An award-winning journalist, author and blogger, Anita Bruzzese wrote a career column, ‘On The Job’, for Gannett/USA Today from 1992 until 2014. She continues to post on this theme on her blog.

Bruzzese’s latest book, 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy: And How to Avoid Them, was a top 20 career advice book on Amazon.com.

Her tweets bring plenty of career information, job search advice and humour.

Monica Parker (@monicacparker)

Inspirefest 2016 keynote speaker Monica Parker lives and breathes careers advice.

Parker is the founder of Hatch Analytics, a company that helps businesses gather data that can improve and motivate their workforces.

While Parker’s feed is a trove of everything from data science tweets to commentary on current affairs, it’s also chock-full of nuggets of info and advice that will help you grow and thrive in your job.

Alison Doyle (@AlisonDoyle)

With almost 20 years working as a job search and careers expert, Alison Doyle fills her Twitter full of expert advice for jobseekers and employees looking for career improvement tips.

The founder and CEO of Career Tool Belt, a blog offering straightforward career advice, Doyle is also a job search expert at The Balance.

Doyle has written three books on the subject of careers.

Jenny Foss (@jobjenny)

After a successful marketing and PR career, Jenny Foss was invited to join a recruitment firm in 2004. Two years later, she founded her own boutique recruitment firm, which she’s helmed ever since.

In 2010, Foss set up JobJenny.com, a career-focused blog to complement her recruitment firm.

Foss is a must-follow on Twitter for career and job search advice.

Carthage Buckley (@carthagebuckley)

With a bachelor’s degree in accounting and human resource management and a master’s in psychology of education, Carthage Buckley runs Coaching Positive Performance.

With more than a decade of life coaching experience, Buckley works with people on personal and professional development.

Follow Buckley on Twitter for general career advice, personal development guidance and tips to beat stress.

Susan P Joyce (@JobHuntOrg)

Susan P Joyce knows what you’re going through.

Having been through two redundancies, Joyce is intimately familiar with the pressures of the job search. She established Job-Hunt.org to help people to find work by offering advice from job-search and career experts.

Joyce’s Twitter feed pulls together advice from global career experts and posts from Job-Hunt.org, proffering tips on everything from fighting workplace discrimination to using your time off to find jobs.

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