The 75 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow for Your Career
I freely admit it: I’m a Twitter fiend. I really do spend all day, every day on the platform—and I’m OK with that.
Before you get all “stupid Millennial, too much time on the internet” on me, there’s a huge advantage to spending a large chunk of my life on the web: I’ve stumbled upon an amazing number of great career and job search resources over the years that’ve really helped me push my career forward. And, lucky for you, I’m spreading the wealth and sharing 75 of my favorites below.
Since there’s a lot to go through here, I split up this list into five categories: career, job search, productivity and self-betterment, personal finance, and business and news. Whether you check out every suggestion on the list, skip around a bit, or only follow a handful of these accounts, you’re bound to find something that will make your life a little easier. And, bonus, if you do love all the suggestions, you can follow the Twitter lists included in each section.
Professionals are finding new support from alumni groups- university & corporate- as they seek a new career path. https://t.co/vgTJbVrDNZ— Lindsey Pollak (@lindseypollak) January 14, 2016
Millennial workplace expert and author Lindsey Pollak has a well-balanced account, tweeting about Millennial news and insights, her professional life, and career tips and tricks, a.k.a., the works.
2. Seth Godin
Seth's Blog: Obvious or elegant? https://t.co/xPNHYqN2ez— Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) January 20, 2016
Entrepreneur and author Seth Godin’s account is worth following because it links you to his awesome, acclaimed blog.
When interviewing, DON'T: 1. Seem disinterested 2. Dress inappropriately 3. Appear arrogant There's more! https://t.co/ye3vXJwZ6T— CareerBuilder (@CareerBuilder) January 20, 2016
Career Builder has it all: links to great career content all over the web, digestible career tips, and inspirational quotes. What’s not to love?
Krost is a Millennial spokesperson and brand consultant, and one of my favorite things about her account is that she tweets a lot about a lot of different things related to career, Millennials, and the workforce as a whole.
5. Adam Grant
Grant’s a giant in the world of career, job, and productivity advice, mostly because his approach is so unique. A professor at UPenn’s Wharton school, he mixes together insights on work and psychology. His articles are great, and his feed has a little bit of everything.
They don’t call her the “Career Sherpa” for nothing. Morgan curates a lot of stellar content from around the web—making your life a whole lot easier.
Looking for a little inspiration to pop up on your feed? CAREEREALISM’s tweets are straightforward and always worth the click.
Continuing on the CAREEREALISM beat, the site’s founder J.T. O’Donnell is also worth a follow. She posts a lot of great career content, including many of the articles she writes for sites like Inc. and LinkedIn.
9. Ashley Stahl
This career coach’s account is rad because it combines fun tweets with career advice and inspirational content. Oh, and she gets bonus points for being a Daily Muse author.
10. Lolly Daskal
If you want a perpetual stream of tweets and quotes about leadership, Inc. writer Lolly Daskal’s account is the one to follow.
Buffer really does have it all: motivational quotes, interesting graphics about transparency and productivity, and personal and professional development. Not to mention, the company leads the pack in weekly Twitter chats.
12. Get Bullish
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn. Discuss.— Get Bullish (@GetBullish) January 21, 2016
Jen Dziura’s “aggressive lady advice” covers career advice, entrepreneurship, and feminism in a way you’ve probably never seen before. (Well, unless you read her Bullish column on The Daily Muse.)
13. LinkedIn Pulse
Now you don’t even have to log into LinkedIn to get all the career, job search, and workplace advice available on Pulse.
14. Aliza Licht
Getting one for the spring and one for summer. Make an amazing impression and build your network. https://t.co/InuKdzCilv— ALIZA LICHT (@AlizaLicht) January 19, 2016
Former DKNY PR GIRL, SVP of Global Communications at Donna Karan, and best-selling author Aliza Licht tweets career advice gold from her account and interacts a lot with followers. Bonus: She also just started a career-oriented newsletter if you can’t get enough.
Does the name sound familiar? That’s because Bradberry is one of the most popular LinkedIn Influencers on the platform, and he wrote Pulse’s most popular post of all time. His Twitter content (geared mostly toward emotional intelligence and psychology) doesn’t disappoint either.
Follow all of these career experts on Twitter.
The stages of a #jobsearch, as told by emoji: 💻📧📤📩👔👥🙏😰📞😄🎉🎉💸💸— Adecco USA (@AdeccoUSA) November 12, 2015
Adecco is a world leader in workforce solutions, and its account features great advice as well as emojis.
17. Susan P. Joyce
Job Hunt’s Twitter expert Susan P. Joyce shares everything you could ever want to know about landing your dream gig.
18. Chris Russell
Russell focuses specially on both how to impress recruiters during the job search process and what it looks like from the perspective of hiring managers and employers. So, even if you’re on the other end of things, it’s great to get insight from the people you’re waiting to hear back from.
19. Dorie Clark
Clark’s feed features great advice for standing out the during the application process as well as what to do when you actually land the job.
20. Dan Schawbel
This career expert and bestselling author offers insights into the workforce, recruiting, and personal branding.
There are lots of interesting tidbits to check out when it comes to landing that perfect job.
22. Miriam Salpeter
Salpeter has a little bit of everything for anyone at any stage of life looking for a job.
23. The Job Guy
Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of opportunity. #quote— The Job Guy (@betterjobsearch) January 20, 2016
You get wonderful little quotes and tips that don’t involve any additional clicking. What’s not to love?
24. Brazen Careerist
The content is mostly for recruiters, but even you’re not in that boat, it’s still great information to know (hey, you get the inside scoop).
25. Heather Huhman
Huhman’s a Gen Y career expert sharing her thoughts on the job search and the changing workforce.
26. Ryan Rhoten
People Want to Know and Like You. Invest in Your Personal Branding Now. https://t.co/keUN40SBS8— Ryan Rhoten (@RyanRhoten) January 19, 2016
This personal branding expert gives job seekers the know-how on standing out.
27. Meghan M. Biro
Want a constant stream of tweets related to all things job search? Biro’s account is your answer.
28. HR Bartender
First all off, props to HR Bartender for a handle you can’t help but want to follow. Second of all, it tweets a great deal about HR practices, as well as leadership tips and tricks.
29. Lisa Rangel
Rangel is a resume writer and LinkedIn expert who gives you everything you need to make your work history and past accomplishments shine.
30. Jenny Foss
As both a recruiter for the robotics industry and a job search strategist for many industries, this caught my eye. https://t.co/CTg5rxbkwS— Jenny Foss (@jobjenny) January 19, 2016
Follow all of these job search experts on Twitter.
Productivity and Self-Betterment
31. Danny H. Rubin
Sending an email to ask about jobs/internships? Make sure you include info that shows you researched the company. #WaitHowDoI— DannyHRubin (@DannyHRubin) January 19, 2016
Rubin is an email marketing whiz who can help you write the perfect message, no matter who it’s for—networking contact, co-worker, or client.
32. Tim Ferriss
Bestselling author Tim Ferris is a well-known productivity expert, so it’s not at all surprising his account also has great insights.
33. Michael Hyatt
Would you describe yourself as productivity fiend? If so, Hyatt’s a must-follow for your list.
I know I shouldn’t play favorites here, but 99U is one. And once you start following, you’ll quickly see why.
35. 1000 Life Hacks
This image-based account has lots of great random life hacks. And sure, we use the word “hack” a lot on the internet, but this one’s still using it correctly.
I’ll keep it short and sweet here: awesome productivity insights from all over the web.
37. Asian Efficiency
Newest post! One Mind Shift You Need to Think in Systems https://t.co/bxrk1BdADC— Asian Efficiency (@asianefficiency) January 19, 2016
The Asian Efficiency account is a great mix of its own site’s blog posts as well as content from all over the web.
38. Leo Babauta
Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind https://t.co/fNGHZ0a3DX— Leo Babauta (@zen_habits) January 15, 2016
You might know Babauta best as the founder of Zen Habits (and if you don’t, check it out)—his Twitter is just as inspiring and interesting.
At 4pm check your to-dos and see where you are. Re-prioritize if needed, to ensure you get the most important things done by end of day.— Julie Morgenstern (@JulieMorgenstrn) January 19, 2016
Morgenstern’s account is a stream of tidbits about productivity and organization. In other words, definitely worth a follow.
You are not your emotions. Get better at mindfulness by saying "I feel angry" instead of "I am angry." https://t.co/VeiRpl74LT— Lifehacker (@lifehacker) January 20, 2016
The website’s awesome, and so naturally its Twitter account is, too. There’s just so much different stuff to look at and click on!
41. Paul Jarvis
Truth be told, Jarvis’ account could successfully fit in half of the categories in this post (job search and career included), but his productivity and mindset tweets rank the highest in my book.
42. James Clear
"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery— James Clear (@james_clear) January 19, 2016
Clear’s a productivity guru—and I don’t use that word lightly—whose Twitter account also features inspiring quotes and links to his popular blog.
Remotive tweets about productivity, more specifically how to be productive when working remotely, and I personally love everything I see.
44. Marie Forleo
Such a great reminder. Even think about that word RE-MIND. To bring your mind back together; back to wholeness. pic.twitter.com/yp9XTWSK5J— Marie Forleo (@marieforleo) January 15, 2016
Forleo also gets my “favorite child” endorsement because her advice is so universal—and her feed manages to be inspirational, motivational, funny, and interesting.
45. Eric Barker
Barker runs the popular blog Barking Up The Wrong Tree, where he combines neuroscience with productivity and self-betterment practices. Lucky for us, his account’s no different.
Follow all of these productivity experts on Twitter.
LearnVest’s blog combines career advice with the personal finance insights you need to succeed in the workforce (and also in life).
TFD is frank about personal finance and living better. And it does not hurt that it has witty and honest writer Chelsea Fagan at the helm. Another plus: The site also has one-of-a-kind career content, too.
TRUTH. pic.twitter.com/4b9Mmwe5L4— DailyWorth (@DailyWorth) January 20, 2016
While much of DailyWorth’s financial advice is specifically geared toward women, everyone has a lot to gain from following it.
50. The Billfold
The Billfold is all about having an honest conversation about money, and it covers anything finance-related you could imagine.
Get The Skinny On All Your Different FICO Scores (And The Lenders Who Use Them) https://t.co/PS6x8Bxnro— MoneyUnder30 (@MoneyUnder30) January 19, 2016
While you are never too old to pick up some finance insights, many of the articles this account tweets are of particular interest to 20-somethings who are still figuring their wallet situation out.
52. Jeff Rose
Rose is a financial planner who tweets about every personal finance topic under the sun (from your IRA to how to handle money in a divorce), so he’s definitely worth a follow because you never know when you’ll need him.
53. Farnoosh Torabi
She’s a bestselling author with an inspiring money story (she herself climbed out of thousands of dollars of debt), and her feed is proof of her accomplishments.
54. Sophia Bera
Quick #money tip: Instead of an expensive dinner out, try cooking a new recipe at home with some friends. All of the fun, much less of the $— Sophia Bera, CFP® (@sophiabera) January 20, 2016
Bera is a financial planner who specifically works with Millennials on money management, and her account tackles issues that affect young people handling an income for the first time ever.
NerdWallet provides no-nonsense explanations of all of life’s financial situations.
56. Lauren Young
Reuter’s wealth editor tweets about general money trends, while also adding her two cents about finance for her followers to weigh in on.
57. J. Money
"I hate when I have extra money every month." - said no one ever #BudgetsAreSexy— J. Money (@BudgetsAreSexy) January 4, 2016
This account is pretty funny, so if you’re just wanting to get your feet wet in the world of personal finance on Twitter, this is a nice place to start.
She’s another financial planner who works with Gen Y in particular, but one of the best things about her Twitter feed is her gorgeous graphics that make money advice look oh so great.
59. Jean Chatzky
This Week In Your Wallet: How To Save Thousands In 2016 https://t.co/aoAHJAY014— Jean Chatzky (@JeanChatzky) January 19, 2016
Chatzky’s the financial editor at NBC Today, so if you’re looking for a more journalistic approach, she’s the person to follow.
5 Credit Card Fees to Avoid & How to Do It https://t.co/IAZ2RATTqN— Credit.com Experts (@CreditExperts) January 20, 2016
Talking about credit sounds really boring, but this account is straightforward and gives you the advice you need.
Follow all of these personal finance experts on Twitter.
Business and News
61. Fast Company
There’s a reason why this account has millions of followers: Its content is stellar, and there’s such a variety of it to choose from.
62. Jim Roberts
Mashable’s Chief Content Officer does a great job tweeting what’s happening in the world throughout the day.
Need a little more tech news in your life? VentureBeat’s where it’s at.
The best job in America pays $116,000 a year. https://t.co/ggR996nBfJ— Mashable Business (@mashbusiness) January 20, 2016
Mashable has a number of accounts for its various verticals, but Mash Business does a nice job covering career advice and business news.
65. Brian Stelter
Stelter’s Twitter account is truly a goldmine of breaking news information in real time with his own personal commentary.
Here's why attitude is more important than IQ https://t.co/wbRy5lNNq6— Forbes (@Forbes) January 20, 2016
This is a given, because Forbes’ Twitter account covers everything: Business, news, tech, career, money, entrepreneurship, and job search.
"Welcome back from your week-long vacation..." pic.twitter.com/XQM6bWiuKC— Andrew Fitzgerald (@magicandrew) January 19, 2016
Fitzgerald, the Director of Curation at Twitter, has a little news, a little tech company culture, and a lot of funny tweets.
68. Product Hunt
Another personal favorite, Product Hunt tweets about the latest products, apps, games, podcasts, and tech out there. I’m a huge fan.
69. Susan McPherson
Fascinating and provocative read. "The Debate on Whether America’s Best Days Are Past, or Ahead" https://t.co/Sq7rE7zZSe— Susan McPherson (@susanmcp1) January 20, 2016
McPherson, founder of McPherson Strategies, tweets about news regarding diversity in the workforce (and the world), feminism, politics, entrepreneurship, and tech.
70. Alexis Ohanian
The Reddit co-founder tweets all things internet, tech, entrepreneurship, business, and news. Bonus: There are also lots of funny photos involved.
71. Heidi N. Moore
Mashable’s business editor tweets a lot of breaking news and interesting links from across the web (and always does so in an entertaining fashion).
One reason to follow The AP over other news accounts: It also retweets news from its many, many verticals, which means you can get important current events next to a zany local news story.
73. Alisha Ramos
Don't underestimate the importance of branding in all aspects of product. "Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce” https://t.co/IlREbod6uU— alisha ramos (@alishalisha) January 14, 2016
Vox front-end designer Alisha Ramos tweets about tech, entrepreneurship, general news, and diversity (specifically in the STEM fields).
Much like The AP, NPR’s Twitter content is from all of its verticals, meaning you can get news from any content area you can imagine.
75. Breaking News
83 Detroit, Mich., schools closed Wednesday as teachers protest conditions, funding - Detroit Free Press https://t.co/dqzkMXUB7I— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) January 20, 2016
The name of this account says it all: It’s straightforward breaking news.
Follow all of these business and news experts on Twitter.
Any other accounts we should add to this list? Let me know (where else?) on Twitter.
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About The Author
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.