Social Media and You

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  • Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.
  • Social and professional networking sites are great resources for career research, making connections, job searching and staying current in your industry. They also provide recruiters with additional avenues to search for and assess potential job candidates. If an employer Googles your name, what would he or she see? What does your online presence say about you?
  • Take Control of your Online ImageGoogle yourself.Be aware of how others are representing you online. Monitor friends’ pictures, “tags”, and other content.
  • Use privacy settings
  • “Sell” yourself and keep your pitch consistent across all networks.
  • Check out your Privacy Settings page and use the “Who can see my stuff” section to control who can see your past and future posts.Create and use Lists to control what status updates people can see
  • Social Media and You

    1. 1. Henry Osborne
    2. 2. Managing Your Online Presence
    3. 3. Clean up current profilesORCreate personal and professionalaccountsORBOTH
    4. 4. • Options•Professional Webpage / LandingPage•Blog•Facebook•Twitter•Google+•LinkedIn
    5. 5. • Use domain names & vanity URLs• Use the same username across all socialmedia sites• Use the same/similar bio on all sites• Cross-link your profiles across channels• Use privacy settings!!!
    6. 6. An elevator pitch, elevatorspeech, or elevator statement isa short summary used to quicklyand simply define a person,profession, product, service,organization or event and its valueproposition.
    7. 7. • You can find people based on things theyve shared withyou, including their interests and profile info.• You can find photos you and your friends have posted orbeen tagged in.
    8. 8. • Import your current resume• Link to all your social media profiles• Request recommendations• Join Groups• Make periodic updates
    9. 9. Henry Osborne

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