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Presentation for Chamber of Commerce audience about traditional careeer development and exploration with SMART use of some social media.

Presentation for Chamber of Commerce audience about traditional careeer development and exploration with SMART use of some social media.

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  • Creating Virtual Vibrations:
    Discover Your Career Path With Web 2.0
    Presented by Kim DeCoste
    President - DeCoste & Associates
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
    • 10 years Executive / Information Technology Recruiter
    • 6+ years online University sales, management & creation of online Career Services View slide
    • 2 years private consulting in employment, executive & career coaching & workforce development View slide
    • Contributing columnist on education, technology & employment matters
    • M.B.A. e-commerce, 2005
    • “Online” since 1994
    My Background
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • Early – mid ‘90s – EMAIL! We are communicating!
    Mid-late 90’s- The Monster Board Revolution
    Early 2000 – Radical Shift in employment & hiring trends. Movement to online application tools & consolidation within HR industry.
    Mid 2000s – Introduction of many online tools as a more regular part of life for most business people.
    Late 2000s – Radical changes in social media and tools usage. New emphasis on Talent Management!
    The Internet Career Tools Revolution …the Timeline
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • What is going on?
    Top 7 Social Media Sites:
    • Blogger (222 million)
    • Facebook (200 million)
    • MySpace (126 million)
    • WordPress (114 million)
    • Windows Live Spaces (87 million)
    • Yahoo! Geocities (69 million)
    • Flickr (64 million)
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • What do you know about social media? How savvy are you?
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    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • “Social media refers to activities, practices, and behaviors among communities of people who gather online to share information, knowledge and opinions using conversational media. Conversation media are web-based applications that make it possible to create and easily transmit content in the form of works, pictures, videos and audios.”
    Safko, Lon. Brake, David. The Social Media Bible. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey. 2009.
    What is “social media”, first of all?
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • What does Social Media Really have to do with legitimate career development or job searching?
    Career Development 2.0
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • Conduct a situational analysis
    Unearth your personal brand
    Select the right tools
    Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, FriendFeed,
    YouTube, Flickr, Delicious andDigg
    Build your online empire
    Market your brand
    Monitor your reputation
    -Adapted from Schwabel, Dan. Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
    A New Spin on Familiar Concepts
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • Identify top 5 companies for which you’d like to work
    Use search engines to track employees that currently work there
    Connect with people directly
    Be proactive!
    Use LinkedIn & Facebook
    Advertise “Your” brand (Facebook, Google AdWords, etc.)
    Consider a Video Resume on YouTube
    Subscribe to blogs that contain job listings
    Integrate the traditional AND social media approach!
    -Adapted from : 7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media. Posted on Mashable - 1/5/09
    Conduct a People Search Instead of Job Search
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • Thou shalt create profiles and groups
    Thou shalt participate
    Thou shalt build your own network
    Thou shalt use common sense & discretion
    Thou shalt remember that things posted on the internet nearly always live forever & thou shalt have a plan!
    Thou shalt not forget traditional means of connecting with PEOPLE in PERSON
    Thou shalt carefully manage thy time and not confuse work and recreation
    (Thou shalt use Open Social) and other tools that save time
    Thou shalt SHARE successes
    Thou shalt consider joining in Chamber Groups that support these activities
    -Adapted in part from The Social Media Bible (Safko & Brake)
    2.0 Career Commandments
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    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
  • Have a plan or you will not reach your goals!
    Near-term
    Long-term
    Map the steps from A to B
    • One cannot achieve an unplanned goal! If you do not plan for success, you will not realize it.
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009
    Golden Rule
  • The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success – Lon Safko & David Brake
    Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success – Dan Schwabel
    Resources Used:
  • Contact & Acknowledgements
    Social Marketing for Business – Join the Conversation !
    Please Text 80565 with the word “social” and your email to join the monthly MeetUp!
    Kim DeCoste
    President DeCoste & Associates
    Direct | 303.470.9898
    Email | kim@decosteassociates.com
    www.DeCosteAssociates.com
    The New Social Marketing MeetUpSocial Marketing for Business
    Prepared Exclusively for The South Metro Denver Chamber Expo
    DeCoste & Associates © 2009