Technical skills Comfortable with a computer? You can build a blog! Just follow the instructions Wordpresswww.wordpress.com Extra credit – get a domain name and point it to your blog
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!
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
Too much to do? Post comments on other blogs and think about Tweeting…
Twitter Limited to 140 characters Twittering goes to a web site or comes as a text message You can follow others or be followed
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
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.
Just Start! Resources from the presentation can be found at www.byteoftheweek.com/ Or www.slideshare.net/atreacy Ann Treacy firstname.lastname@example.org 651.239.4581