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