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6.5 Proactive ways to use social media in your job search

6.5 Proactive ways to use social media in your job search

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  • 1. 6.5 Ways to Proactively Use Social Media to find a Job Be a C L O S E R Sigmund Fidyke February 2013
  • 2. Not A Social Media ExpertChief Technology Officer witha passion for innovation• Innovation in products• Innovation in development• Innovation in marketing
  • 3. What You Already Have• Your Brand• Your Resume• Your Target Companies• Your Target Contacts• Your Marketing Plan• Your Face-to-Face Networking
  • 4. Proactive Social Media Steps• All require Purposeful Activity• None are  Quick and easy  Once-and-done  Based on your past successes• Social Media is a tool – use it!
  • 5. Be aCLOSER
  • 6. Change Often• Dynamic online presence• Update LinkedIn profile• Update resume on job boards• Be active in some social media
  • 7. LinkedIn• Recruiters moving to LinkedIn ONLY o Spencer Stuart dropped their database• Create an easily changed profile o What you can do – not history• Skills and Endorsements o The future of LinkedIn!
  • 8. Online Networking• LinkedIn (groups)• Google+ (join circles)• Twitter, Foursquare, etc.
  • 9. Socialize (with Target Companies)• Facebook (NOT passive ‘liking’)• Blogs (NOT passive reading)• Twitter and other media
  • 10. Educate• Blog• Microblog• YouTube• Website
  • 11. Relationships• Send updates to LinkedIn contacts• Use Facebook to deepen relationships• Find people inside companies
  • 12. After all that – Keep up!• Latest memes• Viral content (video)• Mobile
  • 13. CLOSER • Change • Socialize • LinkedIn • Educate • Online • RelationshipsSigmund Fidyke sigmund@octechexec.com