Online On-Purpose | Creating a Personal Digital Strategy Document

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A basic presentation introducing concepts of Personal Digital Strategy to the career search.

A basic presentation introducing concepts of Personal Digital Strategy to the career search.

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  • 1. Online On Purpose Creating a Personal Digital Strategy Document (PDSD) for Job Search and Career Development
  • 2. PDSD (An Introduction)    
      • The internet is a huge place.
      • Each place you visit leaves a footprint.
      • Making a plan for that footprint is your PDSD.
      • Your PDSD will travel with you even after get a job.
  • 3. Step 1. Paint a Picture  of Your Digital Self
      • There are many ways to find out where you are online.
      • Of course, Google yourself, but make sure to use different spellings of your name and city.
      • Put the results in a document; this is the beginning of your PDSD.
      • Mark the actions to take on the results you find.
  • 4. Beyond Privacy Settings
      • Besides Facebook and Twitter, there are profiles you have online from banks, churches, newspapers, coffee shops, and stores.
      • Each account has its footprint - especially where you make comments.
      • Make a list of every site you've joined or comment on and place it in your PDSD with desired action for each.
  • 5. Step 2. Go Where the Fish Are
      • Along with knowing where you are, try to understand where you need to be.
      • Find mentors or peers in your desired industry and take note of where they are.
      • Make a list of trade associations and networks to insert into your PDSD.
      • If you are not already on LinkedIn, make sure you make your profile there a first priority.
  • 6. Participate in Conversations
      • Make a list of people who have jobs that are similar to your goals
      • Like a party, listen to people you respect in your field, watch what they post, see what they find worthy.
      • Contribute to the conversation by leaving comments, answering online questions, helping your peers and mentors.
      • New networks appear every day.
  • 7. Step 3. Build a Trusted Brand
      • Know your audience/content.
      • Become a trusted curator.
      • Create a hub for your online presence (blog, website, etc...)
      • Examine your PDSD regularly to update your goals as you learn more.
      • Measure the impact of your messages using link tracking and Google analytics. 
  • 8. Resources
      • DandyID
      • Google Profiles
      • Listorious  
      • Me
  • 9. My Contact Info: Email: [email_address] Twitter: @douglasLmiller or @depaulcareerctr LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/douglasleemiller Blog: http://douglasleemiller.posterous.com