Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, City of SeattleGET SOCIAL BOOT CAMP
•   Leave your comfort zone at the door•   Ask me anything (almost)•   I opened my Twitter account in 2007.•    When I sta...
Remember this?
Things have changed.
Time to reinvent.
Career Fairs , 2%   Walk-ins, 1%   Open House, 1%                          Agency, 3%                                   Re...
Make              Follow up                           friends       Interview                     Share   Face-to-face or ...
But wait….
•   Rejection•   Doing it wrong•   Failure•   Looking “stupid”•   “Getting caught”•   Appearing desperate•   Success•   St...
• Online activity supports offline events• It’s about relationships• You determine the degree of openness• Trepidation, co...
• LinkedIn    – Twitter    – Facebook    – Other social and professional networks•   Email•   Corporate Websites•   Blogs ...
Geico Careers Site
Geico on Facebook
Geico on YouTube
Geico on Twitter
Geico on LinkedIn
Ringo                          Scary                                 Snooki                        Posh                   ...
•   Complete your profile•   Link with contcts•   Look for jobs•   Join groups•   Research companies & individuals•   Mana...
• Include your picture• Be as complete as possible  – Definitely your email address!• Ask for recommendations from colleag...
• Start with people you know:  – http://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudson  – Colleagues and former colleagues  – Neighbors ...
•   Build relationships•   Build relationships•   Build relationships•   Build relationships•   Build relationships•   Bui...
• Your success depends on it• You will have to talk to strangers• Relationships are 2-way  – Have you shared anything late...
• Find groups in your industry and your  profession• Corporate and school alumni groups• Local and national• PARTICIPATE  ...
• Find and “follow” your target companies• Make key connections, starting with your  inner circle• Review job postings, as...
• Visibility is good• You have the right to build a professional network• Remember, you’re networking, not “job hunting”• ...
email me: carmen@tweetajob.comtweet me: @peoplesharkFB me: www.facebook.com/carmenhudsonlink: www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhu...
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  • Mowing the lawnGoing on a date?In Seattle? In NYC?
  • Not just job search.WORK has changed.CollaborationCommunicationCross-cultural understandingNo one will ever “train” you to use technology ever again!Not just the pace – it’s how things get done
  • You can’t have the whiff of resistance if you want to compete in today’s job market.Companies don’t know what’s next, they need someone who can roll with the punches -competition used to happen in the executive office -now a random tweeter can become the “face of the company” and effect a turnaroundYou have 3 choices:Wait for something that resembles what you had (and risk losing time, money or never finding it)Go off on your ownGet in the game. Get energized by the digital age!
  • We’re going to dive deeply in LinkedInAnd glance at twitter but before moving forward, let’s talk about the elephant in the roomWho feel anxious and uncomfortable? Deal with Ambiguity
  • Make them come back for more!
  • Mayors Office for Senior Citizens: Social Job Search

    1. 1. Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, City of SeattleGET SOCIAL BOOT CAMP
    2. 2. • Leave your comfort zone at the door• Ask me anything (almost)• I opened my Twitter account in 2007.• When I started in the recruiting business, we still used snail mail, fax machines were cool and the Cosby Show was the top TV show!Relax. Have fun.
    3. 3. Remember this?
    4. 4. Things have changed.
    5. 5. Time to reinvent.
    6. 6. Career Fairs , 2% Walk-ins, 1% Open House, 1% Agency, 3% Referrals Temp-to-Hire, 3% Job Boards College, 4% Unknown/Other Print, 5% Direct (internet) Boomerangs, 5% Referrals, 27% Boomerangs Print Direct College Job Boards, 26% (internet), 10% Temp-to-Hire Agency Unknown/Other, Career Fairs 13%Your #1 job is to get yourself referred!
    7. 7. Make Follow up friends Interview Share Face-to-face or phone Research meeting Follow- upHow?
    8. 8. But wait….
    9. 9. • Rejection• Doing it wrong• Failure• Looking “stupid”• “Getting caught”• Appearing desperate• Success• Stalkers and evildoersLet’s talk about fear
    10. 10. • Online activity supports offline events• It’s about relationships• You determine the degree of openness• Trepidation, confusion, overload is the norm!• Safety is your responsibility• You are early adopters!Living a digital life
    11. 11. • LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook – Other social and professional networks• Email• Corporate Websites• Blogs and other places of interest on the internet• Google• Spreadsheet or tracking listTools of the trade.
    12. 12. Geico Careers Site
    13. 13. Geico on Facebook
    14. 14. Geico on YouTube
    15. 15. Geico on Twitter
    16. 16. Geico on LinkedIn
    17. 17. Ringo Scary Snooki Posh Baby Jolie The SitGeorge Me John John Posh DJ Paul Sporty Ginger Jwoww Pauly100 Million LinkedIn Users
    18. 18. • Complete your profile• Link with contcts• Look for jobs• Join groups• Research companies & individuals• Manage privacy settingsLinkedIn checklist
    19. 19. • Include your picture• Be as complete as possible – Definitely your email address!• Ask for recommendations from colleagues who know your work• Update your status• Include your profile URL on your resume and email signatureComplete your profile
    20. 20. • Start with people you know: – http://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudson – Colleagues and former colleagues – Neighbors and relatives• Friends of friends (be targeted)• Everyone you meet in the job search process• Scan your email for new contacts – Vendors, salespeople, bloggers, everyone• Write a personal introduction• Add 5-10 contacts a week (or more!)Make connections
    21. 21. • Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationshipsLook for jobs
    22. 22. • Your success depends on it• You will have to talk to strangers• Relationships are 2-way – Have you shared anything lately?• This is a messy, unquantifiable process• Start online, connect offline, then connect again onlineBuild relationships
    23. 23. • Find groups in your industry and your profession• Corporate and school alumni groups• Local and national• PARTICIPATE – Start your own group• Manage group updates• Connect with group membersJoin groups
    24. 24. • Find and “follow” your target companies• Make key connections, starting with your inner circle• Review job postings, ask a first level contact to refer you, if appropriate• Research connections. Who are they? Where did they work before? Who do you have in common?Research
    25. 25. • Visibility is good• You have the right to build a professional network• Remember, you’re networking, not “job hunting”• Review profiles first. Do not accept connections if you do not feel comfortable• There is a .00001% chance something bad will happen. There is a 99% chance something good will happen.Manage privacy settings
    26. 26. email me: carmen@tweetajob.comtweet me: @peoplesharkFB me: www.facebook.com/carmenhudsonlink: www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudsondownload preso: www.slideshare.net/TweetajobLet’s connect!
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