How to use social media to land the job of your dreams
How did I get here? B.A. in Communication from UC – 2007 Marriott – 2007 – 2009 M.A. in Communication Mgmt from Emerson College – 2010 5 long months of job hunting while freelancing, interning and nannying Marketing & PR Manager at Rockfish – April 2011 - Present
• Put your Facebook Clean it up profile on lockdown • (or delete those questionable pictures. You should probably do that anyways)• Fill out your LinkedIn profile• Make it consistent • Use the same name for all accounts http://www.stewardscompany.com/blog/?p=5 5
Questions to ask yourself• What social networks am I on?• Which should I be on?• What’s the first impression my social media persona gives?
Copy your work online• Find one place to showcase your work• Make sure your portfolio is easy to get to• Add links to it on LinkedIn, Twitte r and even http://www.creativepro.com/article/-heavy-metal-madness-making-copies-from- carbon-to-kinkos
• Leverage the Connect network you already have• Take it offline• Get to know your future http://www.waysidechapel.org/223906.ihtml employer
Get to know the company (and their recruiters)• Start a list on Twitter for companies you want to work for and their recruiters• Follow people who work for those places and learn about the culture • Do people who work there even like their jobs? • What types of organizations do they below to?• Watch for openings posted through Twitter, LinkedIn and even Facebook fan pagesOur lovely recruiter at Rockfish
Using social media is a great way tospark an initial conversation
Step 2: Take it offlineAt first it may seem awkward. But it gets easier.
It’s okay to ask to meet upfor one of these or to chatbriefly over the phone,especially if you alreadyhave a connection likeyou’re alumni of the samecollege.Everyone loves free coffeeand talking aboutthemselves.