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The power of Twitter will extend to the job market as it hosts its first European job fair on 24th February in a start to help jobseekers find new roles.

The social networking site is bringing together more than 50 businesses from the UK, including John Lewis, Boots and British Gas, in addition to employers from across Europe. They will be tweeting the hashtag #YourJob to broadcast new roles available within their companies, and they’ll offer careers advice via the site too.

Now all that time spent tweeting could actually come to use.

The initiative has come about after new data from Twitter UK found that 77% of people felt the social site could support them with their career. More than two thirds of people surveyed said they thought Twitter was a good place to advertise vacancies, while 58% said they thought the site was a good resource when looking for a job.

If you have any career-related questions you’d like to ask, the National Careers Service will be available to answer these throughout the day as part of the job fair.

Joe Billingham, director of the National Careers Service, said: "The National Careers Service is delighted to support the Twitter Job Fair to bring together people seeking work with employers and with people that can offer advice and guidance on how to start, develop and enhance your career."

The winner of “The Apprentice” in 2012 and recruitment entrepreneur Ricky Martin will also take part in a question and answer session during the online fair.

Sue Green, resourcing account manager at John Lewis, one of the companies who will be advertising on Twitter, said: "Twitter is a really fun and unique way of engaging with different audiences who are looking for their first job or a change of career. We want to raise awareness of our current vacancies as well as offer advice to those people looking to work at John Lewis and the Twitter Job Fair is a great way to do this."

The social media site currently has around 280 million active users globally, with more than 15 million based in the UK.

If you’re tired of recruitment companies and trawling the net then get yourself on Twitter.

 


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