The Social Media Job Hunt- 7 Easy Steps to Get Ready to Find A Job Using Social Media

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The Social Media Job Hunt- 7 Easy Steps to Get Ready to Find A Job Using Social Media

  1. 1. Presented byHow to help your clients Cher Jones, Social Mediaget ready for the social Trainerjob hunt in 7 steps www.sociallyactive.ca
  2. 2. 92% of employers will recruit with social media • 93% LinkedIn • 66% Facebook • 46.6% Twitter (Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey-2012) www.sociallyactive.ca
  3. 3. When do employer check online profiles 47% before the first contact 27% after the phone interview 4% before the offer 2011 survey results from Reppler.com/Lab42 www.sociallyactive.ca
  4. 4. People miss out on opportunities because... • Posted inappropriate pictures/info • Shared confidential info about a past employer • Made discriminatory comments • Lied about their qualifications • Bad mouthed past employer • Showed poor communication skills www.sociallyactive.ca
  5. 5. People attract opportunities when... • Accounts support their qualifications • Awards & accolades were visible • Showcased a good “feel”/fit • Conveyed a professional image • Displayed creativity • Had good references www.sociallyactive.ca
  6. 6. YOUR 7 point checkto help your clients get ready for the social job hunt www.sociallyactive.ca
  7. 7. #1 Conduct an online reputation audit • Your name • Name, city • Your email address(es) • Old usernames • Go back at least 10 pages • Check images too! www.sociallyactive.ca
  8. 8. #2 Clean up any negative digital dirt Delete Negative •old accounts •pictures •comments •posts •videos •applications/games •groups •contacts/friends www.sociallyactive.ca
  9. 9. #3 Review profile first impression snapshot www.sociallyactive.ca
  10. 10. #4 Identify and add relevant key words www.sociallyactive.ca
  11. 11. #5 Check for consistency and formatting www.sociallyactive.ca
  12. 12. #6 Suggest and encourage social activity www.sociallyactive.ca
  13. 13. #7 Include social links in email signature www.sociallyactive.ca
  14. 14. Coaching your clients in 7 easy steps!RECAP1. Conduct and online reputation check2. Digital dirt clean up3. Review profile first impression snapshot4. Identify and add keywords5. Check for consistency & formatting6. Suggest & encourage activity/updates7. Add social link to email signature
  15. 15. Questions sociallyactive.cawww.sociallyactive.ca
  16. 16. Thank you! Let’s get connected.Cher Jones, Social Media Trainercher@sociallyactive.caFacebook.com/SociallyActiveTrainingTwitter.com/itscherjonesLinkedin.com/in/itscherjones sociallyactive.ca www.sociallyactive.ca

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