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SocialNetworkingand the JobSearchBy: Nicole Saar
Overview Brief introduction Networking Businesses Resumes Avoiding Downsides Conclusion
Introduction“For time and the world do notstand still. Change is the law oflife. And those who look only tothe past or the...
Why I Selected this Topic All in a position to look for a job September unemployment rate 9.1%(National Unemployment Sum...
Networking 60-75% of jobs are obtained through referral or networking (Gordon)   LinkedIn is most useful (Schawbel)    ...
Businesses                      Using Social      89% of                     Networkingemployers use       social        ...
Resume Brief summary an employer highly considers in the hiring process Resume writing styles on social networking sites...
Avoiding Downsides Remove pictures, content, or links that are inappropriate Update profile(s) regularly to emphasize la...
Summary Social media has changed networking, businesses, resumes Suggestions to avoid negative aspects Overall: social ...
References   “National Employment Monthly Update.” NCSL Home. N.p., 7 Oct. 2011. Web. 26            Oct. 2011. <http://ww...
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  1. 1. SocialNetworkingand the JobSearchBy: Nicole Saar
  2. 2. Overview Brief introduction Networking Businesses Resumes Avoiding Downsides Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction“For time and the world do notstand still. Change is the law oflife. And those who look only tothe past or the present arecertain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy
  4. 4. Why I Selected this Topic All in a position to look for a job September unemployment rate 9.1%(National Unemployment Summary)  14.1 million workers idled
  5. 5. Networking 60-75% of jobs are obtained through referral or networking (Gordon) LinkedIn is most useful (Schawbel)  job seekers and recruiters are using the site
  6. 6. Businesses Using Social 89% of  Networkingemployers use social Not Using Social networking Networking (Swallow)  Increases need to use sites
  7. 7. Resume Brief summary an employer highly considers in the hiring process Resume writing styles on social networking sites Survey found that 43 percent of HR professionals judge that eventually it will be likely that online profiles will someday replace resumes (Blair)
  8. 8. Avoiding Downsides Remove pictures, content, or links that are inappropriate Update profile(s) regularly to emphasize latest accomplishments Consider blocking questionable posts Avoid joining groups that employers may disapprove of Consider setting the profile to private (Havenstein)
  9. 9. Summary Social media has changed networking, businesses, resumes Suggestions to avoid negative aspects Overall: social media has many advantages and increases chances of getting a job
  10. 10. References “National Employment Monthly Update.” NCSL Home. N.p., 7 Oct. 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=13307>. Blair, Kelsey. "Are Social Networking Profiles the Resumes of the Future? - SocialTimes.com.” SocialTimes.com - Your Social Media Source. WebMediaBrands, 25 Feb. 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. < http://socialtimes.com/are-social-networking-profiles-the-resumes-of-the- future_b39254>. "Change Quotations - BrainyQuote." Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/change.html>. Gordon, Jullien. "50+ Job Search Statistics You Need to Know." Career Change Challenge. N.p., 10 Aug. 2010. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <careerchangechallenge.com/50-job-search-statistics-you-need-to-know/>. Havenstein, Heather. "One in five employers uses social networks in hiring process - Computerworld." Computerworld - IT news, features, blogs, tech reviews, career advice. N.p., 12 Sept. 2008. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http:// www.computerworld.com/s/article/9114560/ One_in_five_employers_uses_social_networks_in_hiring_process>. Schawbel, Dan. "Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job." Social Media News and Web Tips “Mashable” The Social Media Guide. N.p., 24 Feb. 2009. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://mashable.com/2009/02/24/top-10-social-sites-for-finding-a-job/>. Swallow, Erica. "How Businesses Use Social Media for Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]." Social Media News and Web Tips “ Mashable” The Social Media Guide. N.p., 28 Aug. 2011. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. < http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/>.
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