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Need A Job? Tweet.

With the unemployment rate nearing 10% for the first time in decades, job hunters might be encouraged to hear there is one more tool available: Twitter. According to the Wall Street Journal:

"For employers, Twitter — where users post updates, or "tweets," of no more than 140 characters — offers one more way to find and attract candidates, and a cheaper alternative to big online job boards. It also helps companies target social-media-savvy job hunters and convey an innovative image. For job seekers, Twitter offers the chance to interact one-on-one with companies' recruiters and can be more convenient than job boards."