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Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
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Using Social Media in Your Job Search

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  • 1. Managing Your Online Identity
  • 2. The Numbers
    • Vault.com - Jan 2009 – 56% of employers have searched candidate profiles on social networks
      • 82% of that 56% said they would gas the candidate if they found something negative
    • Jobvite 2009 survey – 76% of employers investing MORE in EMPLOYEE REFERALS to source candidates
    • Jobvite - 72% will increase use of social networking
  • 3. Your Retirement Is Farther Off Than You Think
    • You MUST be proactively managing your career
    • Your resume is NOT enough
    • You are in sales and marketing now!
    • You have to promote yourself to increase your chances of being found
    • “… effective presentation of who you are, regardless of medium, is the first step in opening doors of opportunity” – Garr Reynolds , Presentation Zen
  • 4. Developing Your Online ID
    • Goal #1 – Make it easy for people to find you
    • Goal #2 – Control what they find
    • Embrace SEO – all about KEYWORDS
    • Not being found by search engines means you don’t exist
    • Control your page rankings
    • Easiest ways to control rank: LinkedIn, Facebook, own domain, blog
  • 5. Make it EASY to be Found!
    • Pick a consistent name
      • mike lally NEVER michael
    • Lock in that name on all social media sites (checkusernames.com)
    • Get a decent headshot. Go to Clix.
    • Buy a domain of your consistent name
      • $10 to register!
      • Put your resume on it
  • 6. Pick Your “Home Base”
    • You need a place to send people
      • Own domain, free blog, LinkedIn, Facebook?
    • Submit to google – google.com/addurl
    • Claim home base on technorati and top search engines
    • Blogs – not everyone has a voice
      • Don’t unless you can keep your content fresh
      • Blog about what you want to be known for – not your kids or your bizarre hobby
  • 7. Hiring Managers Use Social Media to De-Select You
    • Jobvite 2009 survey of HR and talent managers
      • 95% use LinkedIn
      • 59% use Facebook – UP FROM 36%!
      • 42% use Twitter
    • Not being found means YOU DO NOT EXIST!
  • 8. Mike’s Social Media Rules
    • No complaining – EVER!
    • Remove anything negative about old jobs.
    • Remove people from social networking sites that will embarrass you
    • Fill out EVERY “About” page
    • Synch your social media
    • All social media point to “home base”
  • 9. LinkedIn
    • Google ♥ LinkedIn
    • You MUST change your public link to your consistent name!
      • This helps Google find you/ + page rank
    • Change your public profile to full view
      • Complete profile = visibility!
      • You will appear in more searches
    • Keyword load – don’t be overt.
  • 10. How Recruiters Use LinkedIn
    • MAKE IT EASY TO BE FOUND!
    • Keyword search of qualifications
    • You want to be at the top of any search results list:
      • By # of connections
      • By # of recommendations
      • By keyword relevance
    • Own as many of these as possible
  • 11. Connecting with People on LI
    • Connections = Visibility!
    • More connections mean you will appear in more searches
    • Do not use the standard connect email!
      • Remind them how you know each other
      • End with contact info in case they want to connect outside of LI
      • Reference your Home Base
    • Toplinked.com – connect with 1 or 2 and your network will explode!
  • 12. Generating Clicks/Traffic
    • Write recommendations
    • ASK for recommendations
    • More recommendations means your will show up in more searches
    • Posting relevant status updates
      • great way to keep you “Top of Mind”
  • 13. Facebook
    • July 2009 issue of Wired – “The Great Wall of Facebook”
    • Last decade web defined by Google’s algorithms
    • Today – 1/5 of ALL net users on Facebook – practically a 2 nd internet!
    • Facebook data stays on Facebook, Google is BLIND to it
    • Online interactions more PERSONAL

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