The Pros and Cons of Social Media

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

  1. 1. The Pros and Cons of Social Media Presented by Jeff Davis Recruiter, Career Strategies Inc
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Understand how to use social media to connect you with individuals who can assist you in your job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize social media as a virtual network. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect yourself from potential harms posed by social media. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In Review <ul><li>Some general notes... </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters are using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to find candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers will use social media to help verify information on your resume. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Employers Use Social Media <ul><li>89% of companies will use social media to recruit in 2011 (keep in mind, it's free). </li></ul><ul><li>86% of employers say that candidates need to make their profiles employer friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>79% of hiring managers review candidate's online profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>All figures from http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Employers Use Social Media <ul><li>65% of companies have successfully hired via social media. </li></ul><ul><li>56% of HR professionals use networking sites to find candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>55% of companies plan on investing more in social recruiting in 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>All figures from http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Employers Use Social Media <ul><li>92% of all hiring managers used or planed to use social media to recruit in 2010. Of those... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>86% used LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% used Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% used Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 employers rejected a candidate based on something found on their profile. </li></ul><ul><li>All figures from http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Employers Use Social Media <ul><li>And the big figure.... </li></ul><ul><li>14.4 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND THEIR LAST JOB. </li></ul><ul><li>All figures from http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Want the full presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail Jeff Davis </li></ul><ul><li>at </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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