Using social media to find graduate employment

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  • Ss to brainstorm the different social media tools available e.g Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – put answers up on Lino itThis leads into next slide where students are asked how they can use these tools to help them get a job
  • There will be thousands of graduates looking for similar jobs. What can you do with social media to stand out from the crowd?
  • In groups students research different tools I use – Diigo, Slideshare, LinkedIn, WordpressOn a Google Doc ss explain – what the tool is, how they could use it, pros of using this tool, cons of using this toolDiscuss results as a class A link to the Google Doc can be sent to the students after the class
  • Who uses Twitter already?Has anyone used it to find a job?How do you think Twitter could be used to find employment after uni?
  • Discuss how I use Twitter
  • Points to discuss:Image – use a professional looking image that Tweet information relating to the career you’d like to gain e.g links to interesting articles you have found, new stories, lesson ideasFollow the companies you’d like to work for, people who have the same job as you, course mates as they may send out links to job vacancies once they are in ft employmentJoin ‘tweet chats’ relating to what you’d like to do #pechat, #educhar
  • Using social media to find graduate employment

    1. 1. How to use social media to gain graduate employment Gemma Holtam University of Derby @gemmaholtam gemmaholtam.com
    2. 2. Overview • • • • What is social media How to stand out from the crowd Real life examples How to Be social media savvy
    3. 3. Stand out from the crowd

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