Land an Internship or Job Using Social Media

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  • 1. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Land an Internship or Job Using Social Media Presented by
  • 2. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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.
  • 3. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz About Us •  Emily Miethner –  Co-Founder & President, NYCi –  Community Manager, RecordSetter •  Marny Smith –  Community Manager, NYCi –  Customer Support Manager, ChallengePost
  • 4. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz
  • 5. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz What’s Going On Tonight •  Tips for finding an internship or job through –  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging, Google+ •  Real life horror and success stories •  Questions •  30 minutes of getting stuff done
  • 6. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz
  • 7. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz First and Foremost •  Assume everyone sees everything •  Keep it professional •  Know your industry •  Experiment with many, be dedicated to few
  • 8. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Twitter •  Social networking and microblogging service •  1.6 billion search queries per day •  200 million users Info via wikipedia
  • 9. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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 peoples 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
  • 10. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 11. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 12. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz
  • 13. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Facebook •  Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service •  800 million active users •  138.9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011 Info via wikipedia
  • 14. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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 non-profit positions are different than blogging and graphic design
  • 15. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz
  • 16. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 17. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 18. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 19. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz
  • 20. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Blogging •  Tumblr –  Easy set up, automatic community, artsy •  Wordpress –  Highly customizable, SEO friendly •  Flavors.me / About.me / Wix.com –  Easy to build portfolio sites
  • 21. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Blogging •  Blog about… –  Your internship –  Class projects –  The industry you want to be in –  Events and Meetups you attend –  Goals –  Peanut Butter
  • 22. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Google+ •  Google’s social network •  Launched in July, now has 40 million users •  Format similar to Facebook Info via wikipedia
  • 23. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Google+ •  Just Try It –  Set up a basic profile •  Post Interesting Content –  Try to post articles and videos related to your field at least once a week •  Create a Circle of People You Admire –  This will enable you to see a specific feed of dream employers and mentors
  • 24. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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…
  • 25. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 26. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz 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
  • 27. By @EmilyMiethner & @MarnySmith // @NYCinternz Join NY Creative Interns nycreativeinterns.com meetup.com/nycreativeinterns nycreativeinterns.com/newsletter