As students it seems like you exist in a microcosm—like what you do in school doesn’t matter, like everything will change when you graduate and enter “real life” Well guess what, it *is* real life, and if you haven’t already started publicly building your career—then you need to go out and do it!
In the eyes of most employers, all students are pretty much equal. While it definitely helps to win awards or scholarships, volunteer in your community and do extra-curricular activities, the reality is many employers may overlook these or simply not place value in them. When employers are scanning resumes
I speak to a lot of students and it’s not
If you want to get the best job –first you have to *be* the best, then you can use social media to show it off. Social media doesn’t
You may have noticed that when you start typing in Google, it now has predictive results and pulls up common used search terms… While I definitely think it’s freaky to know people are out there searching me on Google—I’m glad I do know it’s going on…
Now first, I’m lucky that I don’t have a terribly common name, and don’t share a name with anyone who’s really popular on the Internet. I can tell you right now, if your name is Justin Bieber or
As a general rule, don’t talk about where you’re interviewing, who you are speaking with unless you have explicit permission. There’s a lot you can do online, but some things are better left offline.
Another Facebook faux pas: you may have forgotten you accepted your boss as a friend! In general Facebook has really weird privacy rules and the scary thing is they switch them
Using social media (and networking) to find a job Presented by: Kelly Rusk, Thornley Fallis
Why am I here? Have never found a job using Workopolis, Monster, classified ads. Currently have an awesome job—and they came to me!
Networking The more you do, the easier it is. Online & Offline It really, really, really is all about who you know!! (AND who knows YOU!)
Building your network Join Professional Associations (IABC Ottawa) Take advantage of free or low-cost events: Third Tuesday, Social Media Breakfast, Case Study Jam, Find groups on Meetup.com Follow up! Send a quick email, LinkedIn invite or direct message. Pro-tip: Try going alone
Facebook Fail Pro-tip: Just DON’T post negatively about work!
Is this “Personal Branding”? If you think of a brand as how others will perceive you… then YES. But remember: a brand includes EVERY detail and interaction, walk the walk and talk the talk! Pro-tip: Whatever you do, don’t call yourself an expert!