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Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
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Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt (Alexis Grant)
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  • What to expect in this workshop. Who uses tools? Intro myself. Who has applied online and not gotten callback?
  • So how to you tap into your network?
  • Applies to all networks.
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    • 1. Using Social Media for Your Job Hunt Alexis Grant Social media coach [email_address] Socialexis July 2010
    • 2. It’s all about WHO you know <ul><li>Use social media to: </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into your existing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your networks to include contacts at the companies where you want to work </li></ul>
    • 3. Why Facebook? <ul><li>Biggest community = most bang for your buck </li></ul><ul><li>It’s more than just for fun </li></ul><ul><li>People know you, like you and WANT to help you </li></ul><ul><li>Great excuse to keep in touch with people who could help you </li></ul>
    • 4. #1 Social Networking Rule: Make small talk first
    • 5. <ul><li>Results? </li></ul><ul><li>Public responses </li></ul><ul><li>Private messages </li></ul><ul><li>Friends will think of you when a job opens up </li></ul>
    • 6. Let friends know you’re looking Because the best jobs are NOT listed on the job boards.
    • 7. Facebook Tips <ul><li>Privacy settings = friends only (NOT default) </li></ul><ul><li>Use lists to create tiers of friends (edit friends, create/edit lists, privacy settings to use lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Untag yourself from inappropriate photos (or make invisible using privacy settings) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to be personal but professional </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status update (maybe two) – reaches friends you might not feel comfortable e-mailing or connections you forgot about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private messages – reaches important connections who might miss the status update </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Why LinkedIn? <ul><li>Connect with professionals you might not want to see your personal life on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Your resume will pop up on Google, showing potential employers what you want them to see </li></ul><ul><li>Make new connections with the right people </li></ul>
    • 9. LinkedIn Tips <ul><li>Check out the (often-overlooked) job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups: industry, alma maters (browse job listings in groups, too) </li></ul><ul><li>Be a sleuth = find background information on potential employers </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions feature = one of your connections might know someone where you want to work. Create connections with potential employers </li></ul>
    • 10. Why Twitter? <ul><li>Network outside your circle of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Prove yourself as an expert </li></ul><ul><li>Hear about jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Keep on top of new trends in your industry </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with companies and employers (who otherwise might not give you the time of day) </li></ul>
    • 11. Twitter Tips <ul><li>Use RTs to get attention of employers, then DMs to communicate directly </li></ul><ul><li>Be a sleuth – find information on people and companies who are hiring </li></ul><ul><li>Create industry or job lists – public vs. private </li></ul><ul><li>Check out lists by other industry experts </li></ul><ul><li>Join industry chats </li></ul>
    • 12. <ul><li>1,800 people now know I’m looking. </li></ul><ul><li>Result? DMs with ideas, RTs to spread word. </li></ul>
    • 13. More Social Media Tips <ul><li>Fill out profile completely </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not going to do it well, don’t do it at all </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than being on every network, choose one or two or three and grow quality followings </li></ul><ul><li>Social media is not only a useful tool to find a job, it’s a SKILL employers look for. They’ll notice when you use it effectively. </li></ul>
    • 14. Questions?

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