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  • 1. Using Online Networking Effectively in a Job Search Presented by: Colleen M. Soto, M.A., Assistant Director Keidra Chaney, M.A., Emerging Media Specialist Office of Alumni Relations & Advancement Communications
  • 2. Overview
    • Types of Online Networks
    • Getting LinkedIn with DePaul Connections
    • Do’s and Don’ts
    • Q & A and Contact Information
    Career Week 2009
  • 3. Why is Networking Important?
    • According to a recent survey of the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 85% of all annual hires.
    • Networking is an essential component of every job search.
    • Throughout your life you will make networking contacts that develop into relationships including friends, colleagues, and professional prospects.
    Career Week 2009
  • 4. Why Social Media ?
    • Community-driven websites
      • Share information/content
      • About building relationships
    • 4th most popular online activity
      • More popular than email
      • Visited by 67% of the global online population
      • Almost 10% of all Internet time
      • Source: PDF, Nielsen Online, March 2009
    Career Week 2009
  • 5. Be Smart! When you join any social network you are giving up a level of your privacy, but you can safeguard yourself.
    • First, make a decision whether to keep Facebook social or to expand
    • Take a close look at your profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see - and what you don't.
    • Set privacy filters, so that friends/family and work colleagues won’t be getting the same information.
    • Limit posting of personal pictures on your Facebook profile.
    • Keep your personal contact information hidden, or create a social media-only email to post on Facebook.
    • Choose your Facebook friends wisely.
    Career Week 2009
  • 6. Key Points of Interest for
    • Employer Information
    • Informational Interviews
    • Job Postings
    • Professional Mentor / Advisors
    • Professional Groups & Organizations
    • www.linkedin.com
      • Result Driven Searches
        • Classmates / Alumni
        • Colleagues
        • Professional Organizations
    Career Week 2009
  • 7. LinkedIn DePaul Alumni Group
    • More than 4,700 members
    • Averages 100 new members weekly
    • Active job posting, news and discussion boards
  • 8. Tips for LinkedIn
    • Be Thorough: A partially written profile won’t tell employers all that you can do. List your full name: Fears of privacy invasion are warranted, but if you don’t list your name recruiters and potential employers can’t find you. Network: Take advantage of mutual connections. Introduce yourself to your contacts’ contacts
    • Join Groups: There are hundreds of groups geared toward professional fields and interests
    • Get recommendations: Well written, positive recs can enhance your profile and adds credibility
    Career Week 2009
  • 9.
    • The next big social media
    • tool for professionals
    • “ Micro blogging:”
    • short messages (140 characters)
    • Similar to “status updates” on Facebook
    • Pew Internet and American Life study: 11% of adults online use Twitter or a service like it
    • Many consultants and professionals use Twitter to share news, ideas in “real time”
    • A communications channel and a social network
    Career Week 2009
  • 10.
    • Get connected with colleagues through Twitter directories
    • Share ideas/knowledge with your professional network.
    • Share/discuss breaking news/information by using #hashtags.
    • Retweet to call attention to website, blog post, video from a colleague. (Use Tiny URL http://tinyurl.com/ to shorten links)
    How to use Twitter for Business* * Partially adapted from SARAH MILSTEIN ’s September 2008 New York Times Article Career Week 2009
  • 11. DePaul’s Online Directory Career Week 2009
  • 12. Things to Remember about Online Networking
      • Pictures
      • Status Updates
      • Accepting “Friends” thoughtfully
      • Groups
      • Privacy Settings
      • Announce your job search
      • Remove profile if you are not using it
      • Have a professional e-mail address
      • Blog Smart! Don’t overshare!
      • Google yourself! Check your online reputation
    Career Week 2009
  • 13. Helpful Social Media Links
    • Twitter style guide
    • http://www.140characters.com/
    • Twitter directory
    • http://wefollow.com/
    • Linkedin Blog: Daily tips on networking via Linked In
    • http://blog.linkedin.com/
    • Demon Tracks Blog (DePaul Alumni Blog)
    • http://depauldemontracks.blogspot.com
  • 14. Contact Info and Q&A
    • Colleen M. Soto, M.A.
    • Assistant Director, Career & Volunteer
    • Alumni Relations
    • DePaul University
    • P: 312-362-5593
    • [email_address]
    • Keidra Chaney, M.A.
    • Emerging Media Specialist
    • Office of Advancement Communications
    • DePaul University
    • 312-362-6354
    • [email_address]
    Career Week 2009