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Learn to use the web and social media to develop your personal brand, showcase your skills to potential employers and expand your network. From developing on online portfolio to finding internship ...

Learn to use the web and social media to develop your personal brand, showcase your skills to potential employers and expand your network. From developing on online portfolio to finding internship opportunities through Twitter, you'll learn about tools and resources you can use to get a step ahead in your career. Hosted by Central Michigan University's Alpha Kappa Psi.

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  • Social Media for the Careerist Navigating Social Media & Networking ResourcesRachel M. EsterlineEmail: Rachel.M.Esterline@gmail.comTwitter: @RachelEsterlineWeb: www.rachelmesterline.comSponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Who I am Central Michigan University alumna ◦ Integrative Public Relations major ◦ Involved in PRSSA, SGA, CM Life, PR Central Marketing & Communications Officer for the Saginaw Community
  • What I’ve done
  • Get a step ahead Launch an online portfolio to showcase your skills and knowledge Develop an effective social media presence Position yourself as a young professional who is a thought leader in your field
  • It’s a revolutionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo
  • 89% of companies usesocial media forrecruitingSource: Mashable
  • What will happen whenthey Google you?
  • rachelmesterline.com
  • You only get one firstimpression…Make it count.“Surprised businesswoman with Coffee” by herlitz_pbs
  • Set up an online portfolio Try an easy-to-use website platform: ◦ Wordpress.com ◦ Wix.com ◦ Webs.com ◦ Weebly.com Invest in your own URL Consider including “testimonials” – two to three sentence recommendations about your skills and work ethic Provide basic contact information ◦ Social media, email and phone (Google
  • bridgetszuminsky.com
  • Make an impression Go with a clean, simple design ◦ Less is more ◦ Include a nice headshot Make sure there are absolutely no spelling or grammar errors Work samples and/or class work ◦ Show only your best samples Include link in your email signature, on resumes and on your business card
  • lindenmault.beyondcredentials.com
  • Get started in theblogosphere Read and comment on relevant blogs ◦ Alltop.com ◦ Google.com/blogsearch ◦ Blogs.com/topten Offer to guest post on other blogs Launch your own blog to position yourself as a thought leader and showcase your writing skills and knowledge ◦ Select a topic you are passionate about:  Greek Life, music, art, American Idol, cooking
  • blog.brazencareerist.com
  • blogs.hbr.org
  • Read career blogs  careerealism.com  levolove.com  thenewcareerist.com  mscareergirl.com  lindseypollak.com/blog  onthejob.45things.com  comerecommended.com/blog“Rosie the Blogger” by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
  • 45% of companies useTwitter to find talentSource: Mashable
  • Start tweeting  Search Twellow.com or Search.Twitter.com to find people with similar interests  Join Twitter Chats related to your major (Full list: bit.ly/yc1pdR) ◦ #u30pro ◦ #BizForum ◦ #EntrepChat  Engage in conversations with other students and professionals  Share relevant articles/blog posts  Fill out your bio and location“Twitter bird” by Mike Licht, Travelin Librarian
  • 50% of companies useFacebook to find talentSource: Mashable
  • Upgrade your Facebookprofile Check your privacy settings ◦ Acquaintances who have already graduated are now potential references – and they likely can see all of your posts Join relevant groups ◦ U30pro - http://on.fb.me/wy9W6S “Like” the pages of companies that offer internships/jobs that interest you
  • U30pro
  • 80% of companies useLinkedIn to find talentSource: Mashable
  • Link up with professionals  Connect with peers, professors and professionals  Request recommendations, even from your peers  Join “Groups” and join conversations  Use it for “interview recon”“Linkedin Chocolates” by nan palmero
  • 1 of 3 employers rejectcandidates based oncontent found onlineSource: Mashable
  • Avoid social media mishaps  Remove any embarrassing updates from your timeline  Un-Like any controversial or inappropriate pages  Limit your friends’ ability to tag you in updates and photos“Sweet Sorrow” by Caro Wallis
  • Nurture your network Write thank you notes for those who help, advise or interview you Email relevant articles to professionals you know Send congratulatory notes Take them out for coffee
  • Try these tools Prezi.com Diigo.com Pintrest.com Scribd.com Slideshare.net Vimeo.com Eventbrite.com Sparked.com Asana.com Evernote.com
  • “social media, social networking, social computing tag cloud (#5)” by daniel_iversen