Social media & job search
Guy l. davis, assistant director
Hegi family career development center
guyd@smu.edu
social media
platforms
Social media & careers
Facebook – personal, social, informal
Linkedin – profssional social media
platform
twitter – follow...
The facts
98 percent of employers use social
media to find candidates
Almost 95 percent successfully hired
candidates thro...
The point
Networking!
The bottom line
Linkedin
informative headline
Highlight your
education
Professional summary
Skills & expertise
Recommendations
Join groups...
twitter
conversations with interesting people, 140
characters or less
People like connecting with people, photo is
importa...
Time to chill … Right
WRONG … More Work to
do
Oh yeah, networking!
Face 2 face meetings
Skype or spreecast
Networking functions
Professional associations
and meetings
M...
What do I say?
What is an elevator speech?
Present, past & future
Name
Smu, major,year
Career fact about you
Interest in the
company/orga...
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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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  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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