You’re encouraged to tweet your thoughts and reflections during the presentation using the #SAInvesthashtag. Don’t know what a hashtag is? We’ll cover it later for you.
We tend to flip back and forth as we present, interjecting or interrupting as we see fit.
Mike talks fast. Becca might too. Feel free to slow us down if we go into hyperspeed.
Stop us if you have questions.
We want you to be involved and ask questions as we go. There is a dialogue box for you to enter questions in as the presentation progresses. Nathan is going to monitor these questions and will interrupt us as necessary.
We don’t want you to leave our presentation feeling like this…
We move through about 100 slides in less than an hour, with little text on the screen. We will narrate slides as we go, but include this slide to signify a transition between topics for those of you who need a little more structure (like Becca).
Poll: Who’s out there?(Check all that apply)UndergraduatesGrad StudentsEntry Level ProfessionalsMid Level Professionals/Senior Student Affairs OfficersFaculty
Overwhelming slide of social media platforms– we’re not going to cover all of these. That would be ridiculous.
You don’t have to be present in all of these places. But you do need to be consistent in whichever platforms you choose.
When was the last time you Googled yourself?
When you search for yourself – are the results about you? Do you have access to control the content on the sites that pop up?
What about a Google Images Search?
Does your profile look like this? How unfortunate would it be to be the man in the middle… looks innocent, but surrounded by all kinds of red flags.
How awesome is your email address?
Poll: How engaged are you with Twitter?Not at allHave an account, but rarely/never use itHave an account, but don’t know how to engage professionallySomewhat comfortable engaging with it professionallyConfident and actively using it professionally
Sign up here.
Enter your name, username, email.
Use the name that people recognize you by. Michael, but people call you Mike? @MikeSevery. Last name too long to claim (Obergefell?) try @OberBecca. Keep it consistent with your other identities (email address, resume, facebook, blog, etc…)
Real twitter names, altered slightly to protect the unprofessional identities they’re associated with.
Include a Picture! Don’t Be Shy: Although you are job searching, this is also a social networking site. Besides, no matter what hang-ups you have about your looks — interviews are still face-to-face! Professionally branded picture, please. Assuming you have a similar professional photo on your LinkedIn profile, make your life easier and utilize the same professionally branded picture here on Twitterville.
Express your personalityKeep it professionalUse searchable language and keywords: credentials, job title and industryInclude a link to your resume, LinkedIn account or Blog
Our twitter biographies. Click on either to see our full twitter pages.
Don’t Protect Your Tweets: How will others determine if you are tweeting interesting and vital information? Are you asking us to follow you before we even know what you are tweeting about? Besides, what are you hiding?Be Selective with Your Tweet Topics: Remember that every tweet you compose becomes a Google page and will remain in cyberspace forever, so don’t talk about things that will come back to ruin your reputation or employability.
A few examples of what not to tweet… especially during a job search. But remember, your tweets are archived and searchable. So just don’t tweet these things, ever.
An example from one of our student affairs professional reaching out to colleagues for input and resources.
Share useful content with your network: blog posts, videos, websites, etc.
Search twitter for job postings like this one. What are all of those ###? Stay tuned…
4. Anything that shows you are human. Be real, engaging and talk like a human being, not a robot.8. Links to videos, podcasts or other materials that inspire, connect and delight them.13. Photos of you doing something fun, inspiring or helpful to your community.27. Thank a favorite blogger, writer, thought leader, business, or artist for what they do.29. Share tips from an event or presentation.http://socialmediatoday.com/pammoore/1330781/100-things-tweet-about-twitter-besides-yourself
The “#” is called a hashtag. It is a way of creating searchable content by adding #to a word. For examples see next slide.
NASPAConference conversations? Search for tweets tagged with #NASPA13Looking for tweets about this presentation? Look for #SAInvestWant to find a community of student affairs professionals on twitter? Try #sachatLooking for jobs in student affairs? Search #SASearchWant to connect with other graduate students, or learn what graduate school might be like? Follow #SAGrad
So you’ve talked with people and exchanged ideas using Twitter and now you’re going to the same conference! Try a tweet-up ( a play on “meet-up”) with others at a conference or in your city to make face to face connections with your new colleagues.
Group of Student Affairs professionals having an impromptu Tweet Up at NASPA and NASPA (networking) BINGO
Poll: How engaged are you with LinkedIn?Not at allHave an account, but rarely/never use itHave an account, but don’t know how to engage professionallySomewhat comfortable engaging with it professionallyConfident and actively using it professionally
Be sure your LinkedIn profile is an up-to-date and accurate reflection of you. It should be less complex than a résumé, but still offer a substantial amount of information regarding your strengths and capabilities. Make sure there is a good photo of you as well.
Requesting Connections – Send connection requests to people you have connected with in previous and current jobs, associations. Like a cover letter, make the time to customize your invitation when you ask people to join your network. Include how they know you, how you can benefit them by being a part of their network, and even how you hope to work with them in the future. Leaving the default message is generic and doesn’t distinguish you from the rest of your network.
Name – Always include the way folks would know you so when they look for your name, they find you. Include your maiden name and/or nickname if applicable.URL – Always customize the URL to be your name or something folks can remember. Export EVERYTHING – Download a copy of your profile using the PDF function. Email a copy to yourself for extra backup.
It’s also a great way to stay in touch with people after conferences. Connect on LinkedIn and ditch the business cards.
The best way to ditch the stack of business cards? The official LinkedIn cardmunch app. It scans a picture of the card, reads the information, and finds the connection on LinkedIn. Jot down a few quick notes on the back of the card after you meet someone (where you met them, what you talked about, anything to help you connect a face to a business card later).
Recommend colleagues when they do great work and ask for recommendations after you do great work. Don’t be afraid to offer a suggestion of what a good recommendation to you might look like. Make sure you ask the right people for the right thing. The last thing you want to do is put someone in a place to give you a recommendation on something they can’t honestly say you did.
LinkedIn Endorsements are a quick way to recommend a person’s skills. It’s also a good way for an employer to get a quick snapshot of how people who have worked with you view your contributions.
LinkedIn Recommendations are similar to the recommendations you might submit when applying for graduate school or a job. Ask people who you trust to recommend your work for a quick recommendation, ideally within a short time after working with them.
Are you on facebook?
Poll: How engaged are you with Facebook?Not at allHave an Account, but rarely/never use itHave a personal account, but don’t know how to engage professionallySomewhat comfortable engaging with it professionallyConfident and actively using it professionally
Mike searched for a common name: John Smith… and had a friend in common! Don’t underestimate the reach of your network. You never know which “friends of friends” are viewing your profile.
If you’re going to use Facebook in your job search, include professional information about yourself: education, work history, colleagues. Even if your page is private, it’s a good idea to have marketable content for others to see, should they stumble upon it.
Poll: How engaged are you with Blogs?Not at allI read blogs, but don’t have one of my ownI have started a blog, but don’t know how to engage professionallySomewhat comfortable engaging with it professionallyConfident and actively using it professionally
Just like with Twitter, use the name that people recognize you by. Michael, but people call you Mike? Username: MikeSevery Keep it consistent with your other identities (email address, resume, facebook, twitter, etc…)
The first (and arguably hardest) step in blogging is writing.
Write about what you’re reading- books, blogs, articles, etc.
What do people ask you about?
Use your blog as a place to reflect on the conversations and experiences you have. It’s also a great place to respond to the links, articles, videos, and pictures you share on twitter/facebook/email.
Google+ Communities (kind of like LinkedIN Groups)Be aware that what you share in the other places ranks high in your Google Search results, including things you Pin on Pinterest
Naspa Investing In Our Future Webinar: Using Social Media to Leverage your Career Development
Welcome!While you wait, tweet this! Getting ready to learn about social media for career development #SAinvest
Using Social Media toLeverage Career Development Becca Obergefell Mike Severy April 11, 2013 2
Becca Obergefell @OberBecca Ohio Dominican University