Using Social Media To Get A Job

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Using Social Media To Get A Job

  1. 1. Using the Web and Social Media to Network and Find a Job 8/5/09 Bill Dotson WebMedley November 2, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Thanks for viewing my presentation. Please leave comments (below) and let me know how I can improve the presentation for others. </li></ul><ul><li>If your organization needs help with social media, online advertising, and web site management, please call me at 800-434-8607 or e-mail [email_address] ! </li></ul>For SlideShare Viewers 8/5/09
  3. 3. <ul><li>Taught English in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started & Sold a small tech company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebMedley – purchased last year and growing – web design, hosting, advertising, and social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FanStream – sports-related iPhone application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching Technology & Speaking </li></ul>History 8/5/09
  4. 4. Agenda 8/5/09 <ul><li>Major Sites </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Great Profile? </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Requests from Recruiters or Potential Bosses </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to Help You Manage </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>
  5. 5. Major Sites 8/5/09
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  7. 7. Big, Obvious Ones 8/5/09 <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace?? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Helpful Ones 8/5/09 <ul><li>YouTube and other video sites </li></ul><ul><li>DocStoc / Scribd </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A Sites </li></ul>
  9. 9. Over 50 yrs old + male view of Facebook 8/5/09
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  11. 11. Make a Profile for Yourself 8/5/09
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  16. 16. Separate Friends from Business 8/5/09 <ul><li>Update Your Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize your applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Use this for messaging </li></ul>
  17. 17. Privacy 8/5/09 <ul><li>Settings change almost monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Use Spokeo.com to see what you have exposed to the world </li></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, lock it down </li></ul>
  18. 18. What if Someone Asks to See Your Profile? 8/5/09
  19. 19. Aggregators and Tools 8/5/09 <ul><li>Desktop Tool: Tweetdeck or Seesmic </li></ul><ul><li>Web Tool: Ping.fm or FriendFeed </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone or Blackberry? </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook Users: Xobni </li></ul><ul><li>Gist.com and/or Spokeo </li></ul><ul><li>Google News Alerts </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tips 8/5/09 <ul><li>Be authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up Reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule time to review & make posts </li></ul><ul><li>Automate </li></ul>
  21. 21. Bill Dotson 859-361-4464 [email_address] (and yes, on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter !) 8/5/09

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