Using Social Media For Your Job Search

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First presented 9/24/2009 at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library as part of "Job Help Day at the Library."

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  • 1. Using Social Media For Your Job Search Jim Brochowski Columbus Metropolitan Library The MJB Foundation CareerBeam The Life of Jimmer
  • 2. Many ways to find a job
    • Some wiser than others .
    • Some a little more familiar.
  • 3. When you decide you want to work for a company, you do some research to learn more about them.
  • 4. In 2009, companies do research to learn more about you .
  • 5. Networking
    • 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.
  • 6. What’s the best way to network today?
    • Create an active digital footprint.
    • 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Be Part of the Conversation
  • 9. A lot under that umbrella.
  • 10. How will you connect?
  • 11. Which paths do you choose?
  • 12. Here’s my key… Make it social!
  • 13. Six years ago, this was my networking tool…
  • 14. Today, this is just one of my networking tools.
  • 15. Which looks more social?
  • 16. Previously, my public presence consistently looked like this…
  • 17. Today, it looks like this… Which seems more sociable?
  • 18. Blog about yourself and your job search and search for others who are doing the same.
  • 19. Hold on there, Jimmer!
    • What about impact?
    • What is the real value?
    • Is this a good use of my time?
  • 20. You’re building a professional network. Source LinkedIn working through contacts you already have to make new contacts.
  • 21. You’re building relationships.
  • 22. Do keyword searches on Twitter to follow (and be followed by)…
  • 23. Join LinkedIn groups for industry/geographic networking.
  • 24. Recommend your colleagues.
  • 25. They might reciprocate. That’s Free Advertising Folks!
  • 26. Find old friends.
  • 27. Wait – Facebook? another networking tool… Now that’s social!
  • 28. Just one more - your Google profile
  • 29. More? or Beyond the Big 3 or 4 How many places will you “log in?” Me? 21 social media logins. 46 functional logins.
  • 30. Just starting at Naymz
  • 31. Plaxo – a mix of Facebook & LinkedIn
  • 32. Our digital footprint can definitely take us places. That is a lot. But no matter the number…
  • 33. The payoff? (Go ahead. Ask me about the dog.)
  • 34. Thank you for your time. Jim Brochowski [email_address] 614-746-2112 thelifeofjimmer.blogspot.com www.mjbfoundation.org columbuslibrary.org www.careerbeam.com @JimBrochowski on Twitter www.google.com/profiles/JimBrochowski www.linkedin.com/in/jimbrochowski www.facebook.com/JimBrochowski