So you need a #job, in #Toronto, in #sales. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned seller looking for something new, general job boards are old school. Learn the best practices and best hashtags for Toronto sales jobs.
Totally new to hashtags? About.com does a pretty good job of explaining them for the beginner. Got that down? Let’s get advanced.
There are a number of ways to use the hashtag in your job hunt. Let’s take a look at some of the tools you have at your disposal, and if they are worth your valuable time.
- What is it? A tool for finding trending topics anywhere in the world.
- Worth it? Not likely. Although a great tool for content marketers, trending topics, like the ones Trendsmap finds are not often related to job openings but rather current events, breaking news, or in the case of the Toronto, #robford.
- Best use for you: Really stretching here—once you land an interview it could be helpful for quickly brushing up on current events (or you can skim the news).
- What is it? A search engine for Twitter hashtags. Notable free features include hashtag rankings and, my personal favorite, related hashtags.
- Worth it? Yes—especially if you are looking for a specific sales job.
- Best use for you: If you have an hour to spare, play around with your search terms. It can be very valuable to get an idea of what terms are often found together and what terms hold strong over time. For example, #salesjob has low, inconsistent traffic—so hiring managers are unlikely to waste their precious characters on it. You are better off searching either, #sales, #job, or both.
A word of advice: Careful with the related hashtags tool, it is a very slippery slope,
I started at #Toronto and ended at #TeamBeiber and lost an hour of my life trust me.
- What is it? Online social networking and microblogging service and the creator of the “hashtag” as we know it.
- Worth it? Yes—for everyone. While hashtags have been more recently adopted by Facebook, Google+, and Instagram; Twitter is still the primary hashtag playground. Searching tweets will unveil a niche sales job market.
- Best use for you: Use multiple hashtags in the search bar to quickly browse the jobs you want. The more specific the better. If you know you’re into B2B, throw the #B2B in there. Less sure of what type of sales are for you? Use it to browse the open jobs and get a feel for what is out there. Educating yourself on the market will help you not only land an interview but also brush up on common sales terminology.
The job market is tough out there—you know, I know it. Landing a great sales job today requires both innovative analytical and social skills. The good news? Quick learners have a lot of opportunity to advance outside of the old-fashioned seniority structure.
OK, OK, blah blah, which hashtag is the best? Unfortunately, it is very unlikely one single hashtag will unlock your dream Toronto sales career. A combination of multiple hashtags is the key to finding the job you actually want.
Bottom Line: At the very least, play around with the hashtags #sales, #job, and #Toronto (or #GTA if you don’t have your heart set on downtown) and use them in unison to drill down your search. Hidden gems can be found with more specific tags (e.g., #B2B, #Burlington).
Still not sure if sales is for you? Check out Why Millennials Make Top Salespeople, Does Sales Experience Matter? The Tom Hopkins Story, and Can Geeks Be Salespeople Too? Looking for more sales hiring tips? Have a look at LinkedIn Profile Tips For Salespeople: What Shaq Got Wrong.
Good luck out there! Have a sales hiring question you’d like answered? Don’t be afraid to reach out!
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