Using Social Media For Professional Development


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  • Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them. Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification. Users can now follow different companies and can get notification about the new joining and offers available. Users can save (i.e. bookmark) jobs which they would like to apply for. You can download people’s VCards directly into your Outlook or email.Research companies you are interested in.
  • Groups and pagesPulled up Student Affairs, Career Services, Community Outreach, Academic Affairs, International Student Services, Registration & Records, AdmissionBanner ads
  • Twitter's usage spikes during prominent events. For example, a record was set during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when fans wrote 2,940 tweets per second in the 30 second period after Japan scored against Cameroon on June 14, 2010. The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets a second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010. When American singer Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, the Twitter server crashed after users were updating their status to include the words "Michael Jackson" at a rate of 100,000 tweets per hour.
  • Using Social Media For Professional Development

    1. 1. Using Social Media for Professional Development<br />Amanda Means <br />@ameans912<br />
    2. 2. What am I going to tell you about?<br />What are social media and professional development?<br />Social media sites<br />Twitter definitions<br />How to expand your horizons via Twitter<br />
    3. 3. What are social media and professional development?<br />
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    5. 5. Top 10 Social Media Sites<br />Facebook<br />YouTube <br />MySpace <br />Yahoo! Answers <br />Tagged <br />Twitter <br />myYearbook<br />Mylife<br />MocoSpace<br />Linkedin<br />
    6. 6. My Suggestions for Professional Development<br />LinkedIn<br />Professional social networking site <br />80 million users as of 11/2/10<br />Facebook<br />Social networking site with applications<br />500 million users as of 7/21/10<br />Twitter<br />Micro-blogging social networking site<br />145 million users as of 9/3/2010<br />
    7. 7. A contact network is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections, and the connections of second-degree connections<br />Use: <br />Find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network<br />Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates<br />
    8. 8. Social networking site<br />Use:<br />Create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile<br />Join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics<br />
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    10. 10. Micro-blogging social networking site<br />Use:<br />Users type short messages (“tweets”) of 140 characters or less<br />Chat with others<br />Reply<br />Retweet<br />Direct mention<br />Follow chats<br />
    11. 11. Twitter Definitions<br />Tweet<br />Short message you type<br />Reply<br />Post back to someone<br />Retweet<br />You like what someone else is saying so you re-post it<br />Direct message<br />Personal message exchange between you and another person<br />
    12. 12. Followers<br />Other twitter users who “follow” you and read what you post<br />Following<br />When you “follow” people and see what they post<br />Hashtag #<br />When you want to write about a certain topic<br />Trending<br />Hashtags that people are writing about<br />
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    14. 14. Expand Your Horizons via Twitter(for beginners)<br />Create a twitter account!<br />Set up your profile<br />Use the search feature to find other twitter users<br />Follow them<br />Look at who they follow<br />People will be notified via email that you follow them and they will follow you back<br />
    15. 15. Begin to take notice in what #s people are using<br />Search for trending topics<br />#highered<br />#sachat<br />#sagrad<br />#leadershipchat<br /> #careerservices<br />#academicaffairs<br />#fye<br />#admission<br />Link it you your Facebook if you wish<br />
    16. 16. Expanding Your Horizons via Twitter(for you savvy ones out there)<br />Download TweetDeck or HootSuite<br />These sites allow you to use all of the features of twitter, but on just one screen!<br />
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    18. 18. Participate in Chats/Trends<br />Find a trend you want to follow<br />Click on the # link to it and see what people have written<br />Some chats (i.e. #sachat) have moderators<br />You introduce yourself (i.e. Amanda Means, Baldwin-Wallace College, Graduate Intern)<br />Moderators will ask the questions and post the transcript on GoogleDocs<br />
    19. 19. #sagrow<br />Mentoring program via twitter<br />Student Affairs professionals are paired with graduate students <br />Started by Ed Cabellon from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, Director of the Student Union <br />
    20. 20. Woah! What did you just talk about?<br />What are social media and professional development?<br />Social media sites<br />Twitter definitions<br />How to expand your horizons via Twitter<br />