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Maximize Social Media to Find Your Dream Job (or Have Your Dream Job Find You)

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Many people think of Social Media as just a means to socialize with your friends. The reality is that Social Networks are now used as a major source by most companies to find and recruit new talent, ...

Many people think of Social Media as just a means to socialize with your friends. The reality is that Social Networks are now used as a major source by most companies to find and recruit new talent, as well as research new applicants. In this breakout session, Kurt Stoll, an experienced expert in interactive and social media marketing strategies, shows you how you can maximize different social media services like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to not only increase your odds of getting that next great job, but to even have companies and recruiters seek you out for your next dream job.

• Learn how to use LinkedIn to its full potential to make yourself stand out in the Crowd
• Learn Tips and Tricks to Make People Find You When Looking to Fill Your Dream Job
• Effective Social Media Cleanup Techniques to Polish your Online Image

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  • Don’t Use social media to let people know how drunk you got last night Or any other questionably moral things you’ve done.
  • Don’t Let people know things that you are not good at or things that you hate Use social media to talk bad about others

Maximize Social Media to Find Your Dream Job (or Have Your Dream Job Find You) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Maximizing Social Media to Get Your Next Dream Job
    • Kurt Stoll
    • Founder and Principal Marketing Consultant
    • for MetaBrand Marketing
  • 2. Thoughts on Social Media
    • Most people think of Social Media as a means to socialize
      • Where I’m At
      • What I’m doing
      • What I’m thinking
    • Hiring companies think of Social Media as a means to find and recruit new talent, as well as research new applicants
  • 3. Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media
    • Do
      • Use social media to let people know what you are working on and what you’ve done
      • Let people know your thoughts on interesting topics in your field
      • Let people know about things that you are doing that make you unique, interesting, and someone they want to know more about
  • 4. Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media
    • Don’t
  • 5. Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media
    • Don’t
  • 6. Clean up your act
    • Delete old Facebook posts that you wouldn’t feel comfortable talking to someone in HR about
    • Delete old Tweets that you wouldn’t feel comfortable talking to someone in HR about
    • Delete Flickr and TwitPics … You Get the Picture
  • 7. Leveraging
  • 8. Leveraging
    • Make sure that you have updated your experience on LinkedIn with all of the latest information
    • Look up other LinkedIn profiles with similar terms as your experience to see how they have described their business experience and rework it to describe your work history experience
  • 9. LinkedIn Applications
    • Box.net
      • Store an MS Word version of your resume
      • Store other files that are part of your portfolio
  • 10. LinkedIn Applications
    • SlideShare
      • Host any presentations you have given (like this one)
  • 11. LinkedIn Applications
    • TripIt
      • Share any interesting Business Trips (or otherwise) that you have been on or are going on.
  • 12. LinkedIn Discussion Groups
    • Participate in LinkedIn Discussion Groups
    • Join groups that are affiliated with your profession
      • Try Joining AITP Houston (hint, hint)
    • Pose questions
    • Answer questions and participate in discussions
  • 13. LinkedIn Recommendations
    • Get Recommendations for previous work
      • Get at least 3
    • Don’t be afraid to solicit recommendations
      • Best time to ask is right after you do a good job on a project or deliverable
      • “ If you thought I did a good job, can you provide a recommendation for me on LinkedIn?”
    • Giving someone else a good recommendation increases your odds of getting one in return
  • 14. “ Be Findable” on LinkedIn
    • Figure out what you want to be known for
      • Think up terms that describe this
      • Include those terms in your ‘Headline’ and your ‘Summary’
  • 15. “ Be Findable” on LinkedIn
    • Drive searches to your LinkedIn page
      • Search NetworkSolutions.com or GoDaddy.com for those terms as URLs
      • Register those URLs
      • Redirect them to your LinkedIn page
  • 16. “ Be Findable” on LinkedIn Let’s Try It Just to Be Sure
  • 17. Start a Blog
    • Where
      • Wordpress.com
      • Blogger.com
      • Tumblr.com
    • What
      • Talk about what you are doing that is interesting
      • Talk about your thoughts on issues in your industry
    • How
      • Link your Blog to Social Media Services like Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn
      • Post once, update many
  • 18. Personal Business Cards
    • Use all of the available space on the card
    • Front
      • What You Do
      • Links
      • Contact Info
      • Picture (optional)
  • 19. Personal Business Cards
    • Use all of the available space on the card
    • Back
      • Experience summary
      • LinkedIn Link
  • 20. Personal Business Cards
    • Use all of the available space on the card
    • Use a good business card service
      • Vista Print (vistaprint.com)
      • Moo Cards (us.moo.com)
      • Shinebox (shineboxprint.com)
  • 21. Questions
  • 22. Follow Me
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Web: http://www.metabrand.me
    • Blog: http://www.metabrand.me/blog
    • Twitter: @kurtstoll
    • Facebook: facebook.com/kurtstoll
    • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kurtstoll
  • 23.