Social media & job search

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A presentation I did for SMU students majoring in Markets and Culture on the importance of using social media appropriately in the job search.

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Social media & job search

  1. 1. Social media & job search Guy l. davis, assistant director Hegi family career development center guyd@smu.edu
  2. 2. social media
  3. 3. platforms
  4. 4. Social media & careers Facebook – personal, social, informal Linkedin – profssional social media platform twitter – follow the conversation, Companies are on twitter Youtube – present your professional self, if you do a video resume, make it like a pro Blog- personal or professional interests pinterest – work or interest portfolio
  5. 5. The facts 98 percent of employers use social media to find candidates Almost 95 percent successfully hired candidates through linkedin Nearly half (49 percent) used social media to post jobs Social networks are the #4 source for job candidates, #1 current employee referral
  6. 6. The point Networking!
  7. 7. The bottom line
  8. 8. Linkedin informative headline Highlight your education Professional summary Skills & expertise Recommendations Join groups Follow companies Resume and url Appropriate photo
  9. 9. twitter conversations with interesting people, 140 characters or less People like connecting with people, photo is important use your real name or something close bio who you are & what you tweet about Website, blog, student org, link Use # to find interesting people to follow Make sure you @people
  10. 10. Time to chill … Right WRONG … More Work to do
  11. 11. Oh yeah, networking! Face 2 face meetings Skype or spreecast Networking functions Professional associations and meetings Meetups Networking with faculty, classmates, friends, family, church, community members Networking happens everywhere
  12. 12. What do I say?
  13. 13. What is an elevator speech? Present, past & future Name Smu, major,year Career fact about you Interest in the company/organization Something you know about the company/position
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