Social Networking & Your Career <ul><li>Jeff Carter </li></ul><ul><li>UnisonSearch, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday March ...
 
Social Networking <ul><li>Why is it Important? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Tools? </li></ul><ul><li>How do  YOU  make t...
Why is this Important?
 
2009 Sources of Hire <ul><li>Hires attributed to Job Boards represent  13.2%  of external hires.  </li></ul><ul><li>Monste...
Why is this Important?
“ Social” Networking vs. Regular Networking The game is the same, the tools have changed
What are the Tools? The Big Four: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Blogs
LinkedIn There are over 130,000 recruiters on LinkedIn. Source: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/everything-you-need-to-...
LinkedIn If you’re looking for a job, here’s what you can do on LinkedIn: Create a detailed personal profile because there...
Facebook <ul><li>Connect w/ Friends & Family </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Privac...
Twitter <ul><li>Platform for Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Tools (i.e. search.twitter.com, Tw...
Blogs <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up & Administer </li></ul><ul><li>Platform ...
Blogs <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Livejournal </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>
How to get the most out of Social Networking as a Professional <ul><li>Cultivate a strong network -  Connect </li></ul><ul...
Contact Me <ul><li>Old-School </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (404) 509-0586 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: jcarter@unison-search.com <...
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Socai Networking & Your Career

  1. 1. Social Networking & Your Career <ul><li>Jeff Carter </li></ul><ul><li>UnisonSearch, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday March 3, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Social Networking <ul><li>Why is it Important? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Tools? </li></ul><ul><li>How do YOU make the Tools work for YOU? </li></ul>
  3. 4. Why is this Important?
  4. 6. 2009 Sources of Hire <ul><li>Hires attributed to Job Boards represent 13.2% of external hires. </li></ul><ul><li>Monster & CareerBuilder </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals make up 26.7% of all external hires. This is arguably the number one external source. </li></ul><ul><li>Source : http://www.careerxroads.com/news/articles.asp </li></ul>
  5. 7. Why is this Important?
  6. 8. “ Social” Networking vs. Regular Networking The game is the same, the tools have changed
  7. 9. What are the Tools? The Big Four: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Blogs
  8. 10. LinkedIn There are over 130,000 recruiters on LinkedIn. Source: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-linkedin/
  9. 11. LinkedIn If you’re looking for a job, here’s what you can do on LinkedIn: Create a detailed personal profile because there are over 130,000 recruiters on LinkedIn. Search the Jobs database using specific keywords, job titles, and geographic locations. See company profiles and current employees. Use your connections to get an introduction or informational interview. Search for people who used to work for a company and contact them. Do all of this without taking time off from work Source: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-linkedin/
  10. 12. Facebook <ul><li>Connect w/ Friends & Family </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul>
  11. 13. Twitter <ul><li>Platform for Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Tools (i.e. search.twitter.com, Twellow, Seesmic, etc.) </li></ul>
  12. 14. Blogs <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up & Administer </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for expression </li></ul><ul><li>Resume + </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Optimization </li></ul>
  13. 15. Blogs <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Livejournal </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>
  14. 16. How to get the most out of Social Networking as a Professional <ul><li>Cultivate a strong network - Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your “Image” in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Be found - but c ontrol your identity </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out </li></ul><ul><li>Be interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your skills </li></ul><ul><li>**Find your Passion! ** </li></ul>
  15. 17. Contact Me <ul><li>Old-School </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (404) 509-0586 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: jcarter@unison-search.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social” </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: jc_unison </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcarter00 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @unisonsearch </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.unison-search.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://unisonsearch.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>IM: jcarter00 </li></ul>

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