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  • 1. Using Social Media to Find a Job<br />It’ssaturdaymorning…I could be cleaning the garage!<br />Presented by Carmen Hudson, CEO, Tweetajob<br />May 15, 2010<br />Tacoma Public Library<br />
  • 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 />
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  • 5. Hope you had your coffee…<br />Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know<br />
  • 6. Today’s Agenda<br />How Twitter can accelerate your job search<br />Jobseeker<br />Kicking the tires<br />Boosting your career<br />A bit about Tweetajob<br />Q&A about this, or anything else<br />
  • 7. Why use 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 />
  • 8. In other words…<br />
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  • 10. Do the benefits outweigh your fears?<br />Don’t know how to use the site<br />Afraid of reaching out to strangers online<br />Privacy and security<br />Information overload<br />Waste of time<br />
  • 11. Top Sources of Hire<br />Source: 2009 CareerXRoads Source of Hire Study<br />
  • 12. 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 />
  • 13. Think of Yourself as a Radio DJ<br />
  • 14. Increase Your Online Visibility<br />
  • 15. 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 />
  • 16. The Basics<br />Tweet<br />
  • 17. The Basics<br />Retweet<br />
  • 18. The Basics<br />@<br />
  • 19. The Basics<br />DM<br />(Direct Message)<br />
  • 20. The Basics<br />#<br />(hashtag)<br />
  • 21. The Basics<br />#followfriday<br />
  • 22. The Basics<br />Tweetup<br />
  • 23. The Basics<br />Don’t read about it, do it (it’s free)!<br />
  • 24. Good question.<br />OK, so how do I tweet myself to a new job?<br />
  • 25. Getting Started Checklist<br /><ul><li>Complete your profile – 100%
  • 26. Build your network (slowly at first)
  • 27. Observe and learn
  • 28. Follow and create relevant lists
  • 29. Find job opportunities
  • 30. Connect with recruiters
  • 31. Follow companies
  • 32. Update your status and participate in discussions
  • 33. Develop relationships</li></li></ul><li>Complete your Profile<br />
  • 34. Build Your Network<br />Twitter Search<br />WeFollow<br />Twellow<br />People Search<br />#FollowFriday<br />Manual scan <br />Many active users will follow you back within a day or so. Don’t worry about who follows you back.<br />
  • 35. Observe and Learn<br />
  • 36. Follow and Create Lists<br />
  • 37. Find Job Opportunities<br />
  • 38. Find Job Opportunities<br />
  • 39. Connect with Recruiters<br />
  • 40. Follow Companies<br />
  • 41. Participate…Develop Relationships<br />
  • 42. Tips for Success<br />Number One Rule of Twitter: Give to Get<br />Lurkers are takers<br />Help others<br />Mix business with pleasure<br />Integrate (mobile, LinkedIn)<br />Artful self-promotion<br />Dialogue vs. Monologue<br />
  • 43. Been there, done that<br />Never fight with anyone on Twitter<br />Remember, you’re broadcasting to the world<br />Overtweeting is bad for your health<br />Be selective <br />Don’t forget the “unfollow” and “block” functions<br />The number of followers does not equate to your self-worth<br />Ashton Kutcher still does not follow me!<br />
  • 44. 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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