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Social media and your job search2010


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Updated version of a presentation I did a year ago. I presented this at Oakland University on October 7, 010

Updated version of a presentation I did a year ago. I presented this at Oakland University on October 7, 010

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  • 1. Social Media and your Job Search
    How these simple tools can help you get noticed
    By Jamie Favreau
  • 2. Blogs- Explaining things you have accomplished and making them known Sharing your presentations and putting them on your blog a web site to load your resume
    Signature- Include in your signature you are looking for a position so your network can know what you are looking for.
    Marketing tools can help you be noticed
  • 3. Networking they say is essential in a job search
    Online networking is establishing yourself as an expert and then sharing what you know with everyone
    Online status messages either from YOU or from your NETWORK can help change your career
    Using Linked In, Facebook and Twitter to your advantage
    a) You can find them and start conversations based on shared interests.
    b) Ask them questions and find out more about the industry
    TWITTER SEARCH # (Hash Tags)
    a) Find people in your industry
    b) Participate in industry chats (journchat, blogchat, smallbizchat, etc.)
  • 5. Knowing is half the battle
    Are you searchable?
    Google never forgets and with this can come benefits
    Use your last name in every social network
    Put your name in
    This is becoming popular by recruiters to find you
    Do you know what you want?
  • 6. Over the Boards by Jamie Favreau
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    Less than 10% of searchers read past the first 3 pages of a Google searchBe found by Google!
  • 7. Plaxo is a great backup to Linked In
    Message boards are great because you can always become an expert on them!
    If you become an expert then people will want to be talking to you.
    Remember this is a marathon and NOT a sprint. This is hard to remember but good things come from unexplained places
    Volunteer your time and get involved
    Blog, write about your strengths and your interests, let everyone know what you enjoy, let your network know who you are.
    Activity is essential
  • 8. Some really smart people who you should consider reading
    Guerilla Job Search/ The Simple Job Search
    These boards and websites provide valuable information and can help you through podcasts, blogs, and white papers
    You are in charge of your own destiny
  • 9. Create a Sales Letter and provide three things you can do for the organization.
    How you can save them money
    or Make them money
    Create a presentation when going into the interview.
    This makes you stand out for the
    organization and they know your stuff
    Know the organizations strengths and weaknesses and solve a problem for them!
    Guerilla Tactics
  • 10. Jamie Favreau
    21764 Cyman
    Warren, MI 48091
    April 24, 2009
    I can help you retain your lost RedWingsWorld members by doing a few simple tips and making RedWingsWorld profitable again!
    Dear Mr. Roose,
    My name is Jamie Favreau and I would like to be your next New Media Coordinator. I have demonstrated my abilities working with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I have learned of the position through Shannon Paul and her blog and have spoke with her on several occasions. I am a passionate Red Wings fan who has been a member of Red Wings World since 2002 and has seen the decline first hand of the memberships and I can tell you the assets you have with this website and why it should be maintained.
    I have saved The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society thousands of dollars by obtaining copyrighted photos from GM for free. Usually you are charged for the use of the copyright and the archivist involved.
    They have made money through my use of MissionFish by adding it to their fundraising efforts with me pushing for them to be involved in it.
    Created a blog which demonstrates my value and a presentation on how to add a strategy to an already existing project. Visit my blog to see what I have done
    I have almost 2000 followers on Twitter about half of them are hockey fans and some of them are Red Wings fans. I am a brand ambassador of your team and have been almost all of my life
    These are a few things I have done to add value to the work place. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help you return back to the form it was in 2002.
    Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to contacting you in a few days.
    Jamie Favreau
    P.S. Here is what a contact of mine is saying about my work. “Jamie often positions herself in the role of "social media/PR student," but she underestimates herself -- I find myself learning more from her than she'll probably ever realize. Her dedication to the field, thirst for knowledge, and overall perseverance speak far beyond her work ethic -- these things apply to Jamie in every respect, even her love for hockey. It's rare that you meet someone that truly IS passionate about everything they do, but Jamie is definitely one of those people.”
    Sales Letter
  • 11.
    Ning groups
    You need to be active in your affiliations
    Alumni groups are helpful
    Go to seminars, activities and anything and everything you can to get your name out.
    Networking sites
  • 12. Remember in the end it isn’t about YOU.
    You are trying to solve there problem and often you can find HIDDEN jobs by listening
    Follow recruiters and influencers on Twitter, go to networking meetings and make Linked In your rolodex, and be mindful of your network on Facebook.
    People change their status messages all the time and they constantly need answers to problem.
    Be the problem solver!
  • 13. Please contact me
    Jamie Favreau
    @jfavreau on Twitter
    (586) 453-6438
    If you need help with your social strategy for your job search