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How to use blogging and Twitter in your job search - presented at Burnsville Rotary Oct 12, 2009.

How to use blogging and Twitter in your job search - presented at Burnsville Rotary Oct 12, 2009.

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  • 1. Blogging & Twitterfor job seekers
    Ann TreacyTreacy Information Services
  • 2. Blogging
    • It’s a cheap and easy web site that does well with search engines
    • 3. Builds/demonstrates technical skills
    • 4. Establishes you as an expert
    • 5. Shows your personality!
  • Technical skills
    Comfortable with a computer? You can build a blog! Just follow the instructions
    Extra credit – get a domain name and point it to your blog
  • 6. Establishing Expertise
    Blog about something you know
    Blog about something you’re learning
    Blog about your industry
    Blog about places you want to work
    Blog about people you want to meet
    Blog for a nonprofit organization or your passion
    Include a link to your résumé!
  • 7. Create a Voice
    "When you write, you make a sound in the reader's head. It can be a dull mumble … or it can be a joyful noise, a sly whisper, a throb of passion." - Russell Baker, U.S. columnist and journalist
  • 8. Too much to do?
    Post comments on other blogs and think about Tweeting…
  • 9. Twitter
    Limited to 140 characters
    Twittering goes to a web site or comes as a text message
    You can follow others or be followed
  • 10. How to Tweet Strategically
    Tweet to demonstrate your expertise and interest in an industry
    Find subject via search and use # (hashtag)
    #jobsearch Saw great presentations tonite at Burnsville Rotary
    Find and follow people you want to know
    Re-Tweet their comments
    RT @annt Re-Tweet their comments
    Reply to their comments
  • 11. One Twitter Tip
    Take time to work on your Twitter bio
    Be specific about who you are
    Be specific about what you plan to Twitter
    Add location if it matters
    Looking for a library job in Minnesota. Love to follow technology.
  • 12. Just Start!
    Resources from the presentation can be found at
    Ann Treacy