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Twitter’s 10 Years Old! What That Means for M.D. Recruiters

Twitter, the San Francisco-based microblogging giant that changed the way the world communicates, is turning ten today. They’ve put together this inspiring video to mark the occasion, and it’s worth a quick watch for all M.D. recruiters out there.

As you can see, more people than ever are using Twitter—including the Pope! And if Twitter has played a prominent role in everything from Royal Family weddings to comedy, communication about world crises, political uprisings, and new innovations worldwide, you’d better believe it has been, and will continue to be, a key player on the job market as well.

Watch this terrific video on Twitter’s birthday below:

According to a recent article in Forbes, 94% of recruiters use social media in their recruiting efforts, and at least 78% of recruiters have hired through social media. Says Ashley Stahl, author of the article, “In helping job-seekers find their purpose and land more job offers, one of the most powerful platforms I’ve seen for up-leveling the job search is Twitter. Studies confirm what I’ve been witnessing: Twitter has more job openings than any other social media site and more active job seekers than LinkedIn.”

So there you have it. What’s more, physicians are increasingly turning to Twitter to read and share medical expertise, making Twitter an excellent platform to share M.D. jobs and build relationships with prospective candidates.

Not sure where to get started? We’ve pulled together some Twitter Basics for Physician Recruiters. We also recently hosted a webinar on the Top 10 Social Media Strategies for Physician Recruiters, and you’re welcome to watch the webinar replay here.

One more tip to get you started: a lot of physicians, healthcare employers, and physician recruiters follow our social media profiles, so follow us on Twitter at:  @PhysEmp to begin building your network. There’s a lot of buzz about Twitter today, so it wouldn’t hurt share this post with the hashtag #LoveTwitter #physicianrecruiting

See you out there, and looking forward to hearing your tweets!

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