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    • 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
    • Overview
      • Types of Online Networks
      • Getting LinkedIn with DePaul Connections
      • Do’s and Don’ts
      • Q & A and Contact Information
      Career Week 2009
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • LinkedIn DePaul Alumni Group
      • More than 4,700 members
      • Averages 100 new members weekly
      • Active job posting, news and discussion boards
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
    • DePaul’s Online Directory Career Week 2009
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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