Find Your Next Job With Social Networking


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Find Your Next Job With Social Networking

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