Social Networking Your Job Search

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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 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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Social Networking Your Job Search

  1. 1. social networking your job searchbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  2. 2. who are you? better yet, how do i find you?brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  3. 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. 4. linkedinbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  5. 5. managing your connectionsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  6. 6. linkedin groupsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  7. 7. facebookbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  8. 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. 9. facebook groupsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  10. 10. twitterbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  11. 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. 12. twitter listsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  13. 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. 14. finding your voice. become a subject matter expert.brandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
  15. 15. cool picture of legos...and questionsbrandon merritt • @brandon_merritt • brandon.merritt@gmail.com
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