Using Social Networking to Find Your Next Job

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Using Social Networking to Find Your Next Job

  1. 1. Using Social Networkingto Find Your Next (or First) Job<br />Speed Geeked by Lori Reed<br />lorireed.com<br />
  2. 2. Where to Start?<br />Linked In<br />Create a Blog (your digital presence)<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />
  3. 3. Linked In – Your Virtual Resume<br />Don’t list your job title here. List your top skills.<br />Do list volunteer and committee work just like a job.<br />Ask former employers, coworkers, friends for recommendations.<br />
  4. 4. Google Yourself<br />Is it you?<br />Is it positive?<br />
  5. 5. Twitter is the hot place for jobs!<br />
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  8. 8. First Rule of Social Networking<br />There is no such thing as privacy.<br />Never.<br />Ever.<br />EVER.<br />
  9. 9. First Rule of Social Networking<br />There is no such thing as privacy.<br />Never.<br />Ever.<br />EVER.<br />
  10. 10. Don’t Let This Happen to You!<br />Image Source: http://collegecandy.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/facebook-wall-lead.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Second Rule of Social Networking<br />Never forget the first rule!<br />Never.<br />Ever.<br />EVER.<br />
  12. 12. Tips for Job Seekers Using Social Networking<br />Choose one or two tools to start.<br />Be real.<br />Have fun.<br />Be professional.<br />Join in the conversation.<br />Update your status frequently.<br />
  13. 13. For more information<br />Contact:<br />Lori Reed<br />lori@lorireed.com<br />lorireed.com<br />

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