STEP ONE: Find your brand and solidify your pitch.
WHO ARE YOU?
What excites you?
What are your skills?
What do you value?
What makes you unique?
STEP TWO: Update your traditional job-search documents.
Resumes, Cover Letters, and Business Cards, Oh My!
STEP THREE: Integrate online social networks to boost success.
WHY DOES IT MATTER? According to a 2010 survey, 73.3% of companies use social networks or social media to support recruitment efforts and 80% review social profiles of job candidates.- Jobvite Some experts report that up to 85% of hiring managers ‘Google’ a candidate before or after an interview. - Wall Street Journal
WHY DOES IT MATTER? Job Seeker
WHY DOES IT MATTER? 1st degree Job Seeker Your Friends and Family
WHY DOES IT MATTER? 2nd degree 1st degree Job Seeker Hiring Manager at your target company Your Friends and Family
LinkedIn Basics Use a professional photo. Customize your headline to catch attention. Fill your summary with keywords. Synthesize your experience to be concise and compelling. Be specific about your specialties. Double check spelling and grammar.
Twitter: Get Started Follow the right people Listen before you engage Establish Relationships Be Consistent
Who Do I Follow? Company WebsitesTwitter ListsMentors/Industry Leaders Wefollow.comTwitter.com/tweetmyjobs
Set up your profile and brief bio
Career changers can learn about industries of interest
Follow companies for industry news and job leads
Connect with industry insiders
LOCK IT DOWN!
Check your privacy settings.
Google yourself on Facebook and see what recruiters see
Consider the pages you “like”
I’m too busy!! Don’t panic. Think about what you already do. Create a schedule, if you have to. Interact with other’s content. Investigate 3rd party software.