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This is a presentation I give for graduating seniors to help them clean up their social networking presence before they start applying for jobs. Socioclean.com is featured in the presentation, and is ...

This is a presentation I give for graduating seniors to help them clean up their social networking presence before they start applying for jobs. Socioclean.com is featured in the presentation, and is currently free, but may be moving toward a pay-for model.

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    • Bury it or Scrub it?Facebook at Graduation
      Amanda Clay Powers
      MSU Reference Librarian
      Virtual Reference Project Manager
      MSU Libraries
      March 22, 2011
    • Sign up for SocioClean
      Go to: http://socioclean.com/
      Sign up
      Open your email to check for the link
      Click on the link
      Let it connect to Facebook
      Let it work in the background
      Before we get started
    • http://socioclean.com
    • Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft January 2010
    • Why Employers Disregarded Candidates After Screening Online
      Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft January 2010
    • Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft January 2010
    • Candidate used emoticons, such as a smiley face - 14 percent
      Candidate used text language such as GR* (great) in an email or job application -- 16 percent
      Why Employers Disregarded Candidates After Email or Messages
      2009 Harris Interactive Study for CareerBuilder.com
    • Eighteen percent of employers reported they have found content on social networking sites that caused them to hire the candidate.
      The top examples:
      Why Employers Hired Candidates After Screening Online
      2009 Harris Interactive Study for CareerBuilder.com
    • Profile provided a good feel for the candidate’s personality and fit - 50 percent
      Profile supported candidate’s professional qualifications - 39 percent
      Candidate was creative - 38 percent
      Candidate showed solid communication skills - 35 percent
      Candidate was well-rounded - 33 percent
      Other people posted good references about the candidate - 19 percent
      Candidate received awards and accolades - 15 percent
      Why Employers Hired Candidates After Screening Online
      2009 Harris Interactive Study for CareerBuilder.com
    • Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft January 2010
    • It’s only going to grow…
      Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft January 2010
    • It’s not just hiring either
      24% have disciplined an employee for activity on social networks
      25% are actively monitoring activity
      40% are passively monitoring activity
      Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Compliance: What Are Companies Doing. Health Care Compliance Association and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. 2009.
    • Check Your SocioClean Report
    • You can never completely hide it
      Photos, posts, etc. archived on friends sites, even if you delete them
      Anything can be copied and pasted
      Facebook changes privacy settings—you have to stay on top of it
      Getting started can be time consuming. Is it worth it?
      This is Mississippi. Someone will know someone who will have access to you.
      Hiding It
    • Can you still be yourself?
      What is Facebook for, anyway?
      How does Facebook change as you get older
      Networking
      Connecting to family
      Staying in touch with friends
      Making new friends
      Choose your identity—don’t let it choose you
      Clean it up
    • Clean up digital dirt BEFORE you begin your job search.
      Consider creating a professional identity on sites like Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter.
      Networking
      Establish relationships with leaders, recruiters and potential referrals
      Highlight accomplishments inside and outside of work
      Keep complaints offline. Keep the content focused on the positive, whether that relates to professional or personal information.
      Clean up your friends. Be selective about who you accept as friends.
      Monitor comments made by others.
      Use the "block comments" feature.
      Or setting your profile to "private" so only a few can view it.
      Don’t talk about your job search if you’re still employed.
      Tips for Prepping Your Social Media Profile for Your Job Search
      CareerBuilder.com Advice and Resources
    • Insert screenshots of the audience’s public pages that can be accessed here.
    • Wortham, Jenna. “More Employers Use Social Networks to Check Out Applicants.” New York Times: Technology Bits. August 20, 2009.
      Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Compliance: What Are Companies Doing. A Survey by the Health Care Compliance Association and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. 2009.
      Online Reputation in a Connected World. Crosstab Market Research Report for Microsoft. January 2010.
      Cited
    • Questions? Let’s talk.
      Amanda Clay Powers
      Virtual Reference Project Manager
      Ag & Life Sciences Librarian
      Assistant Professor
      amandaclaypowers@gmail.com
      Gtalk: amandaclaypowers
      For the rest, just: