Using Social Media For Your Job Search Jim Brochowski Columbus Metropolitan Library The MJB Foundation CareerBeam The Life of Jimmer
Many ways to find a job <ul><li>Some wiser than others . </li></ul><ul><li>Some a little more familiar. </li></ul>
When you decide you want to work for a company, you do some research to learn more about them.
In 2009, companies do research to learn more about you .
Networking <ul><li>Did you know that most positions are filled by referrals? And, many times this happens before a position is even posted to a job board. </li></ul>
What’s the best way to network today? <ul><li>Create an active digital footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Footprints are traces left by someone's activity in a digital environment, online for example. There are two main classifications for digital footprints, passive and active. A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected about an action without any client activation, whereas active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself. </li></ul>
You want people talking about you. You want people talking to you. How do you accomplish this? In the online world / community there is a buzz. To help your career search, you want that buzz to be about you.
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