Snohomish County Worksource Preso

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Snohomish County Worksource Preso

  1. 1. Using Social Media to Find a Job<br />It’s Monday morning…this better be interesting!<br />Presented by CarmenHudson, CEO, Tweetajob<br />April 14, 2010<br />Worksource of Snohomish County<br />
  2. 2. Five Steps to Connection<br />Where I work <br />Where I live<br />What I like to do professionally<br />What I like to do for fun<br />What I am passionate about<br />
  3. 3. My Career<br />
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  5. 5. Hope you had your coffee…<br />Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know<br />
  6. 6. Today’s Agenda<br />How Social Media can accelerate your job search<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter<br />Tweetajob<br />Q&A about this, or anything else<br />
  7. 7. Why use Social Media?<br />Increase your online visibility<br />Showcase your skills and knowledge<br />Learn about new opportunities first<br />Keep your skills current<br />Research and prepare<br />Network with influencers<br />Find great job search advice<br />
  8. 8. In other words…<br />
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  10. 10. Do the benefits outweigh your fears?<br />Don’t know how to use the sites<br />Afraid of reaching out to strangers online<br />Privacy and security<br />Information overload<br />Waste of time<br />
  11. 11. Top Sources of Hire<br />Source: 2009 CareerXRoads Source of Hire Study<br />
  12. 12. Increase Your Online Visibility<br />
  13. 13. LinkedIn Checklist<br /><ul><li>Complete your profile – 100%
  14. 14. Build your network
  15. 15. Join several groups
  16. 16. Find job opportunities
  17. 17. Research companies
  18. 18. Privacy settings
  19. 19. Update your status
  20. 20. Participate in discussions</li></li></ul><li>Seriously….Twitter?<br />Increase your online visibility<br />Showcase your skills and knowledge<br />Learn about new opportunities first<br />Keep your skills current<br />Research and prepare<br />Network with influencers<br />Find great job search advice<br />
  21. 21. What is Twitter?<br />“A short burst of inconsequential information," and "chirps from birds.”<br />-Jack Dorsey, Twitter creator<br />Commonly referred to as a social networking or microblogging site that enables users to send and read messages known as “Tweets”.<br />“Tweets” are text-based posts of 140 characters that are delivered to an author’s set of subscribers known as “Followers”<br />
  22. 22. Growth of Twitter<br />106 million registered users<br />55 Million Tweets every day<br />180 Million Unique Visitors Each Month<br />37% access Twitter via their mobile devices<br />Median age of Twitter users: 31<br />Compare with:<br />Facebook: 26 years old<br />Myspace: 27 years old<br />LinkedIn: 40 years old<br />Source: Chirp Conference<br />
  23. 23. Twitter Checklist<br /><ul><li>Open an account
  24. 24. Follow 25-100 interesting people or companies
  25. 25. Create or follow groups
  26. 26. Find job opportunities
  27. 27. Research companies
  28. 28. Privacy settings
  29. 29. Update your status
  30. 30. Participate in discussions</li></li></ul><li>What is Tweetajob?<br />
  31. 31. Thank You<br />carmen@tweetajob.com<br />@peopleshark<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudson<br />http://people-shark.blogspot.com/<br />

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