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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/