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  • 1. Using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook 2010
  • 2. Class Goal To Make Social Networking SitesWork For You In Your Career Search
  • 3. Class ObjectivesTo learn more about Social NetworkingTo gain information about different companiesTo work on networking skills using the internetTo improve the job search experience
  • 4. What is NetworkingNetworking is one of the most important activities that job-seekers need to masterNetworking is the art of building alliancesJob-seekers need to have a career network that can provide support, information, and job leads.
  • 5. You are networking when you…talk to other parents when attending your childs sporting or music eventsvolunteer for a local park "clean-up" dayvisit with other members of your social clubs groupstalk to your neighborspost messages on mailing lists or in chat rooms
  • 6. Networking PitfallsNot following up with contactsNot connecting with people in your industryNot staying current with your industryNot marketing yourself
  • 7. What can Social Media Do For YourNetworking?Establishes your “Brand” – your networking imageGives you a way to Highlight your Skills and AbilitiesGives you the inside knowledge of a company
  • 8. What are the benefits of SocialNetworking to the Job Search?Puts you in touch with potential employersEasier Informational Research/InterviewsYour skills reach a wider audience which equals to more opportunities
  • 9. List of Social Networking SitesUsed for Job Search LinkedIn FacebookVisual CV NingMySpace Yahoo Twitter Wordpress
  • 10. Tips for Social Media JobSearchHave a consistent focus on all of your profilesMake your Profile Summary 5 lines or lessFill out your Profile 100%Pick a professional PhotoConnect with your contacts on and off linePost what the “Hiring Manager” wants to read
  • 11. Using LinkedIn
  • 12. LinkedIn OutlineSign up and set up your profileSearch for jobs and companiesConnect with recruiters from the companiesJoin Groupswww.linkedin.com
  • 13. Sign Up Process
  • 14. Profile Setup
  • 15. Profile Example
  • 16. Applications
  • 17. Who Viewed My Profile
  • 18. Contacts
  • 19. Inbox
  • 20. Job Search
  • 21. Company Search
  • 22. Join Groups
  • 23. Fort Carson ACAP Networking Group
  • 24. Discussions
  • 25. Members
  • 26. Jobs
  • 27. Search
  • 28. Differences in LinkedIn and Twitter LinkedIn TwitterYou make connections You follow peopleYou display content on You display content through screen linksYou can include large You have only 140 characters amounts of type Information is processed inInformation takes time to real time process Information is setup forInformation is setup for mobile use computer use You can setup lists andYou can setup groups of hashtags (#) of interests interest
  • 29. Twitter OutlineSign up and setup accountFind and Follow People and CompaniesUse Lists and Hashtags to group informationBlogging to build your brand and add valuewww.twitter.com
  • 30. Sign up Process
  • 31. Settings
  • 32. Find and Follow People
  • 33. Lists
  • 34. Hashtags
  • 35. Differences in LinkedIn and Facebook LinkedIn FacebookYou make connections You friend peopleInformation takes time to Information is processed in process real timeYou can setup groups of You can setup fan, interest community and group pages of interest
  • 36. Facebook OutlineSign up and set up your profile/fan pageSearch for companiesConnect with recruiters/people in your fieldJoin Groups/Fan pageswww.facebook.com
  • 37. Sign up Process
  • 38. Personal Page Settings
  • 39. Personal Page Settings Cont.
  • 40. Create a Fan Page
  • 41. Select Type of Page to Create
  • 42. Edit the Fan Page
  • 43. Edit the Fan Page Cont.
  • 44. Fan Page Personal Example - Wall
  • 45. Fan Page Personal Example - Info
  • 46. Join Fan Page in search
  • 47. Join on Fan Page
  • 48. Join Group
  • 49. Completion ChecklistMade profile on LinkedInJoined Fort Carson Networking Group (LinkedIn)Made appointment if you need additional assistance
  • 50. ConclusionJob Search Social Benefits to SocialNetworking Helps With NetworkingOrganizations Interaction More InformationHiring and Business More Contacts Success More ExposureData Collection More Opportunities