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Social media as a job-hunting tool: The basics

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Four steps to start using social media as part of your job-hunt and careers networking. …

Four steps to start using social media as part of your job-hunt and careers networking.

Slides first delivered at the University of Cambridge, October 2010

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  • 1. Social media and your job hunt: the basics
    Matt Rhodes, Client Services Director
    @mattrhodes
    Slides delivered at the University of Cambridge, 12th October 2010
  • 2. www.freshnetworks.com
    How social media can help get you a job
  • 3. 1. Take control of your personal brand online
    • Employers will check your Facebook profile
    • 4. Create a LinkedIn profile and take part in groups
    • 5. Think about the image you portray online!
  • 2. Take advantage of the ability to researchemployers
    • Read brand blogs and what their employees say on Twitter
    • 6. Understand their issues and what they are doing
    • 7. Leave comments and join discussions!
  • 3. Find people to talk to about careers (and talk to them)
    • Find people on LinkedIn
    • 8. Follow people on Twitter
    • 9. Actually talk to them and ask them questions!
  • 4. Experiment with using social media yourself
    • Set up a blog – try WordPress or Tumblr
    • 10. Start using Twitter
    • 11. Write about something you are passionate about!
  • Summary of what to do next
    Take control of your personal brand online
    Take advantage of the ability to research employers
    Find people to talk to about careers (and talk to them)
    Experiment with using social media yourself
  • 12. That’s it!
    Matt Rhodes
    @mattrhodes
    info@freshnetworks.com