Using Social Media For Your Job Search


Published on

Part of a series with Social Media for your business.

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

Published in: Education, Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Using Social Media For Your Job Search

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