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Find Your Next Job With Social Networking

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This is presentation that I gave 09/08/10 to individuals looking for jobs. This presentation covers the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn alo

This is presentation that I gave 09/08/10 to individuals looking for jobs. This presentation covers the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn alo


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  • 1. How to find your next job withSocial Networking
    Michael Shaffer, M.A.E, The University of Findlay
    Dr. Scott Freehafer, Ph.D., SPHR, The University of Findlay
  • 2. Do you use
    Social Networks?
  • 3. Part 1:
    Part 2:
    Part 3:
  • 4. Questions?
    Feel free to ask at anytime
  • 5. Part 1
  • 6.
  • 7. More than 500 million active users
    50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    Average user has 130 friends
    People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook (1.3 million years)
    http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics#!/press/info.php?statistics
  • 8. There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events, ect.)
    Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
    Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
    More than 30 billion pieces of content shared each month.
    http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics#!/press/info.php?statistics
  • 9. What can you do on
    ?
    • Keeping in-touch with friends
    • 10. Talk to friends on their Wall or through message
    • 11. Photo sharing with friends and family
    • 12. Band together with a common cause or interest
    • 13. Create and promote an event
    • 14. Promote yourself, a business, a cause or a group
    • 15. Retain some privacy
    http://www.fastcompany.com/multimedia/slideshows/content/facebook.html
  • 16. What can you do on
    ?
    Professional and Personal Uses:
    • Network with professionals
    • 17. Collaborate with others
    • 18. Exchange information
    • 19. Solve problems
    • 20. Create knowledge
    • 21. Build community, bridges, and understanding
    • 22. Create groups of like minded individuals.
    • 23. Find candidates/Find jobs
  • How to get started on
    1. Valid Email Address
    2. Must be 13 years of age
    3. Able to access http://www.facebook.com
  • 24. Profile
  • 25. Pages
  • 26. Groups
  • 27. Best Practices
    • Build your network with people you trust and respect. You choose who to invite into your network! And you choose whose invitations you will accept!
    • 28. Add value to your network – post articles and information that can benefit your network.
    • 29. Be yourself – Be real
    • 30. Post good pictures
    • 31. Remember you are in a semi-public environment
  • News Feed
  • 32. Marketplace
  • 33. Tips about
    • When you friend someone your profile becomes public to that individual
    • 34. Friends can see pages you “Like” or groups you join
    • 35. Friends can see all your pictures you post and pictures of you posted by others
    • 36. Depending on settings “Friends” of Facebook friends can see some of your information.
    • 37. Employers WILL look at social networks before hiring you
  • Privacy
  • 38. Privacy
    • You can change privacy settings on individuals areas such a your wall, information, photos, videos and public information
    • 39. You can setup your privacy so that only certain friends can see certain things
    • 40. As you add friends you will want to categorize them so that they fall under the correct privacy setting
    • 41. You can view your profile from a perspective of your friend to see what they see
  • Work Session
  • 42. Part 2
  • 43.
  • 44. About
    Twitter is a message based micro-blog that is based off of the idea “What are you doing?”
    Originated for mobile phone users
    Each message is limited to 140 characters
    Follow individuals and their tweets syndicate like a news feed
  • 45. Getting Started with
  • 46. Profile
    Keep your status professional
    Be sure to use a professional picture
    Link your online Resume/CV back to your Twitter profile (LinkedIn Page)
    Tweet about you job search or put it in your “Bio”
  • 47. Profile Settings
  • 48. Posting on
  • 49. Tips about
    Never post negative comments about your current job or a past job
    Anyone who “Follows” you will be able to see what you post
    You can block your tweets from the public, but you will then have to manually accept each person who chooses to follow you
  • 50. Lingo
    To Reply to Someone:
    If someone you want to reply to someone’s post, use: @username [message]
    Example: @shaffer2385 that was an awesome presentation you gave!
  • 51. Lingo
    To Direct Message Someone:
    If someone you want to reply to someone’ post, use: dm username [message]
    Example: dm shaffer2385 I am direct messaging you because you are teaching me how
  • 52. Lingo
    To Re-Tweet Someone:
    If you like someone’s tweet and you want to post it as well, do the following: RT @username [original message]
    Example: RT @shaffer2385 Teaching a workshop at Owens CC about Social Networking
  • 53. Looking for jobs on
    Many companies are posting jobs on Twitter and there are several services to help you find them:
    • http://twitter.com/linkup
    • 54. http://tweetmyjobs.com/
    • 55. http://twitter.com/jobshouts
    • 56. http://www.twitjobsearch.com/
  • More places to look on
    You can use the twitter search to look for job opportunities: http://search.twitter.com/
    Popular Company Pages:
    • http://twitter.com/careerbuilder
    • 57. http://twitter.com/HertzCareer
    • 58. http://twitter.com/Microsoft_Jobs
  • Work Session
  • 59. Part 3
  • 60.
  • 61. About
    • LinkedIn is a Professional Social Networking tool
    • 62. It is somewhat similar to Facebook in some ways, but its focus is on Professionals.
    • 63. There are nearly 60,000,000 LinkedIn members worldwide.
  • About
    • Connect
    • 64. Collaborate
    • 65. Exchange information
    • 66. Solve problems
    • 67. Find candidates
    • 68. Create knowledge
    • 69. Build community, bridges, and understanding
    • 70. Create groups of like minded individuals.
    • 71. Find jobs
  • Getting started with
  • 72. Profile on
  • 73. Best Practices
    • Build your network with people you trust and respect and who will add value to your network. You choose who to invite into your network!
    • 74. Add value to your network – post articles and information that can benefit your network.
    • 75. Build your Profile “Professionally”!
    • 76. Complete your profile and get recommendations from colleagues, teachers, and supervisors.
    • 77. Customize your LinkedIn Link – Public Profile URL
  • Getting started with
    • Join LinkedIn if you haven’t already
    • 78. Create a professional profile
    • 79. Clean up your online footprint (Run your own Public Records Background Check www.123people.com or www.pipl.com )
    • 80. Link with me & Link with each other
    • 81. Build your personal network
    • 82. Add value to your network
    • 83. Join Groups you can add value to
    • 84. Practice Safe Social Networking
  • & Jobs
  • 85. Companies
  • 86. Groups
  • 87. Building Credibility on
    • LinkedIn has a great resource called Linked Answers which has a wide variety of business related categories and subcategories…and they even have a rating system for their “Experts”
    • 88. You can join LinkedIn groups to share expertise in within a group setting. You can also meet individual who are not in your immediate network
  • Work Session
  • 89. Contact Information
    Michael Shaffer, M.A.E.
    Academic Technology Specialist, Trainer and Technical Support,
    The University of Findlay
    Phone: 419-434-5513
    Email: shaffer@findlay.edu
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/shaffer2385
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/shaffer2385
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/shaffer2385
    Dr. Scott Freehafer, Ph.D, SPHR
    Director of MBA and Non-Traditional Programs, Assistant Professor of Business, The University of Findlay
    Phone: 419-434-4002
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/scottfreehafer
    Skype: scott.freehaferOr just Google me!

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