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Leaving your job search to keyword searches and random chance isn't going to work in this economy. Now more than ever you need to create an online presence, a voice, a following and to become your own ...

Leaving your job search to keyword searches and random chance isn't going to work in this economy. Now more than ever you need to create an online presence, a voice, a following and to become your own best advocate. These slides are for a talk where we discuss the advantages (and pitfalls) of using the Social Web to land your next job.

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  • 1. social networking your job searchbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 2. who are you? better yet, how do i find you?brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 3. you’re already here; take control. ‣ google.com ‣ whitepages.com ‣ zillow.com ‣ alumni records, legal/court documents, comments on media sitesbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 4. linkedinbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 5. managing your connectionsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 6. linkedin groupsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 7. facebookbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 8. professional vs. personal profiles ‣ searchable ‣ persistent ‣ influential ‣ unlike linkedin, facebook shows us who you are when you’re off the clockbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 9. facebook groupsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 10. twitterbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 11. micro-blogging takes effort ‣ regular updates ‣ relevant topics (most of the time) ‣ avoid inflammatory topics ‣ begin developing your voice. experiment with topics that interest you, 140 char. at a time.brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 12. twitter listsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 13. other communities ‣ news aggregators (reddit, digg) ‣ professional groups ‣ meetup.org ‣ there are groups for every taste. search for one that engages you and supports your interests.brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 14. finding your voice. become a subject matter expert.brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  • 15. cool picture of legos...and questionsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com