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How to Use Social Media to Find a Job or Internship

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Think your skills at Facebook stalking, refreshing Twitter streams or Googling yourself will lead you nowhere? Think again! Social media can be a great way to build online presence, educate yourself ...

Think your skills at Facebook stalking, refreshing Twitter streams or Googling yourself will lead you nowhere? Think again! Social media can be a great way to build online presence, educate yourself and discover new professional opportunities. Feeling overwhelmed? NY Creative Interns is here to help you get started on a social networking extravaganza that will lead you to the internship or job of your dreams.

Lead by NYCi team members Emily Miethner and Marny Smith.

This presentation was hosted by The Wix Lounge, a free work and event space for creative professionals in New York City.

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  • Using Social Media to Find an Internship or Job
    Presented by
  • About NY Creative Interns
    NY Creative Interns is dedicated to enabling college students and recent grads to find internships, mentors, and inspiration through networking and meetups.
  • About The Wix Lounge
    The Wix Lounge is a free workspace for creative professionals. Come in for free coffee, wi-fi, couches, workshops and networking parties.
    @WixLounge
    wixlounge.com
  • About Us
    Emily Miethner
    Co-Founder & President, NYCi
    Social Media Coordinator, Sterling Publishing
    Marny Smith
    Community Manager, NYCi
    Customer Support Manager, ChallengePost
  • SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE KEY TO MANY THINGS
  • What’s Going On Tonight
    Tips for finding an internship or job through
    Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging
    Real life horror and success stories
    Mingling
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FRwCs99DWg
  • First and Foremost
    Assume everyone sees everything
    Keep it professional
    Know your industry
    Experiment with many, be dedicated to few
  • Twitter
    Social networking and microbloggingservice
    1.6 billion search queries per day
    200 million users
    Info via wikipedia
  • Twitter
    Write a Complete Bio
    Your job, interests, hot link to your website, hashtags you follow, a fun fact about you
    Retweet People You Want to Meet
    Stay on people's radar by retweeting them and adding comments. Don’t use the retweet button
    Use Lists
    Great way to organize the people you are following and get their attention
  • Twitter
    Use Search.Twitter.com
    Find internships and jobs that may not be listed anywhere else
    Use JobAmp.com(formerly TweetMyJobs.com)
    Choose the categories that you are interested in and then follow that Twitter handle for job listings
    Participate in Twitter Chats
    Get job leads and gain professional contacts
  • Twitter Chats
    #GenYJob: Our goal is to bring potential students of all ages with the resources and connections they need to make their college and career school dreams come true. When: Tuesdays: 10pm-11pm EST
    #InternChat: Chat about internships.When: Tuesdays: 7-8PM EST
    #HFChat: Weekly chat for job seekers & experts. Part of the #HireFriday community project.When: Fridays, 12-1pm EST
  • DON’T LET SOCIAL MEDIA BITE YOU
  • Facebook
    Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service
    600 million active users
    138.9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011
    Info via wikipedia
  • Facebook
    Clean up Your Profile
    Check privacy settings, photos, and what people are writing on your wall
    Like Company Fanpages
    Engage with potential employers in smart ways
    Know your industry
    Government and teaching positions may be different then acting and graphic design
  • DOUBLE THE OPPORTUNITIES
  • Linkedin
    Business-related social networking site mainly used for professional networking.
    100+ million registered users
    21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.
    Info via wikipedia
  • Linkedin
    Profile Must Be 100% Complete
    Professional photo, websites, recommendations, keywords, skills
    Join Groups
    Start with alumni groups and professional interests
    Search Job Listings
    Look up the profile of the person with your dream job
  • LinkedIn
    Follow Companies
    See where their employees are coming from 
    Connect Twitter to LinkedIn
    Optional: connect your Twitter to LinkedIn or use #in
    Use the Resume Builder
    Make sure your resume and LinkedIn are the same: http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/
  • TELL YOUR STORY
  • Blogging
    Tumblr
    Easy set up, automatic community, artsy
    Wordpress
    Highly customizable, SEO friendly
    Flavors.me / About.me
    Landing page for all social sites
  • Blogging
    Blog about…
    Your internship
    Class projects
    The industry you want to be in
    Events and meetups you attend
    Goals
    Peanut Butter
  • Real Life Horror/Success Stories
    Google’s party background check
    It’s not just what you post on Facebook…
    Getting in the door before the interview
    Tweeting beyond my resume…
  • Resources
    http://nycreativeinterns.com/resources
    http://twitter.com/NYCinternz/listings
    http://bit.ly/massivetwitterchatlist
    http://www.linkedin.com/skills
    http://www.linkedin.com/answers
    http://resume.linkedinlabs.com
    http://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs
    bit.ly/sreejobs
    http://mashable.com/2011/06/19/get-job-using-social-media
    http://jobsearch.about.com/od/networking/a/socialmedia.htm
    http://emilymiethner.com/2010/08/how-to-build-a-portfolio-website
  • Resources (con’t)
    http://www.brazencareerist.com
    http://www.youtern.com
    http://www.internships.com
    http://www.comerecommended.com
    http://www.getgi.gs
    http://urbaninterns.com
    www.jobamp.com
    http://www.branchout.com
  • Questions?
  • Join NY Creative Interns
    nycreativeinterns.com
    meetup.com/nycreativeinterns
    twitter.com/NYCinternz
    facebook.com/nycreativeinterns
    youtube.com/nycreativeinterns
    vimeo.com/nycreativeinterns
    slideshare.com/nycreativeinterns
    nycreativeinterns.com/newsletter