Using Social Media in Your Job Search - Updated June, 2010


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At the Cleared Job Fair on June 17, 2010 in Tysons Corner VA Using Social Media as part of your Job Search was presented and updated with current information.

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  • government agencies will be free, for example, to embed videos and create photo widgets that citizens can embed into their MySpace or Facebook pages This announcement marks a big step for agencies that are trying to become more transparent and connect with citizens, but find themselves saddled with antiquated websites. Now that the bureaucratic brush has been cleared, government agencies will be free, for example, to embed videos and create photo widgets that citizens can embed into their MySpace or Facebook pages. The microblogging site Twitter was already found to be compatible with federal policy, and the GSA even boasts about its own Twitter accounts in the press release. The new terms of service were necessary because many of the current ones contained indemnification clauses, which the government cannot accept under a federal statue known as the Anti-Deficiency Act, according to GSA general counsel Michael Ettner.
  • Last April … this account was at 1,105 followers. Now almost at 10K in under a year’s time.
  • Using Social Media in Your Job Search - Updated June, 2010

    1. 2. Maureen Crawford-Hentz Recruiter, Osram Sylvania
    2. 3. Government Employees Banned From Using The Social Networking Tools They're Told To Use March 2009
    3. 4. G eneral Services Administration inked landmark agreements with several new media companies that clear up legal issues surrounding liability and government sunshine rules — thus easing their use by government agencies' websites
    4. 7. professional networking and job searching on linkedin
    5. 8. ( last April 2009, it was at 35 million )
    6. 19. <ul><li>767 members and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Share news </li></ul><ul><li>Post discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Network with recruiters and job seekers </li></ul>
    7. 20. microblogging and job searching on twitter
    8. 28. photo sharing for job search and career positioning
    9. 32. social communication for added reach and career positioning
    10. 40. educational videos for job seekers on
    11. 43. Tim Strike, Senior Manager, Recruiting & Staffing for General Dynamics interviews include: Introduction to General Dynamics Information Technology Applying for a Job and Interviewing with General Dynamics Information Technology What is General Dynamics Information Technology’s Military Recruitment Program? Austin West, Project Manager for General Dynamics interviews include: Differences between Military Life and Private Industry Life Interviews Transition and Preparing for the Next Career Military Background and Experience Relocation
    12. 44. getting your job searching started on social networks
    13. 45. <ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try getting into a routine of updating at least once 2x a week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for and join in on relevant convos of interest to you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in as much as you are comfortable with on your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find and join groups that interest you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalize your invitations to connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge those who want to connect with you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for industry events and find 1-2 you can attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If comfortable, a good profile photo helps to humanize you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you join a group, leave a small note to introduce yourself </li></ul></ul>
    14. 46. <ul><li>“ Those who embrace and exploit these newer technologies will gain a significant advantage over their colleagues who are restricting themselves to established job search methods” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joel Cheesman, recruitment issues blogger @ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Gaining a significant web presence is so crucial in a job search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Some recruiters who won’t call you unless you have a presence and significant Google visibility.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Buckland, recruiter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Make sure you have your work history, little bit about yourself, and ways you can be reached (create a new gmail or hotmail or whatever if you want to keep your personal one private)” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marin K. Burns, Recruiting Manager, Gardner Resources </li></ul></ul></ul>