Get Social: Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media

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Job hunting can be daunting, especially in a rough economy. Learn some new ways to use social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to land your next big break.

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Get Social: Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media

  1. 1. Get Social: Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media Sara Lockhart, OSCPA Membership Manager Get Social: Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media Sara Lockhart, OSCPA Membership Manager
  2. 6. LinkedIn <ul><li>Company Search </li></ul><ul><li>Job Postings </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Headline: Be Exciting. Be Intriguing. </li></ul>
  3. 7. Facebook <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates </li></ul>
  4. 8. Twitter <ul><li>It should be your name if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Job Posting </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul>
  5. 9. What do I talk about? <ul><li>Reach out </li></ul><ul><li>What’s going on </li></ul><ul><li>Engage others </li></ul>
  6. 10. Getting the most out of Twitter
  7. 11. Let’s talk about me… <ul><li>Put your job pitch in your bio </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your characters </li></ul><ul><li>Use a professional-looking picture </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet about your job search… but don’t name names. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your background to it’s full potential </li></ul><ul><li>Include a link to LinkedIn or an online resume. </li></ul>
  8. 12. Who do you know? <ul><li>Do just follow anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the right ones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What can they do for me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do for them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>@KPMGUSCareers – KPMG </li></ul><ul><li>@EY_US_Careers - Ernst & Young </li></ul><ul><li>@pwc_us_careers - PricewaterhouseCoopers </li></ul><ul><li>@CHKcareers – Chesapeake Energy </li></ul><ul><li>@GTtaxjobs – GrantThornton </li></ul>
  9. 13. Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Do Create an Online Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Do Be Consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t get yourself fired </li></ul><ul><li>Do Google </li></ul><ul><li>Do be careful what you tweet and post </li></ul><ul><li>Do be careful what your friends, tweet, post and tag </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Forget Facebook Privacy Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Do network before you need to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It works both ways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t Connect with Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t spend time online on your boss’s dime </li></ul>
  10. 14. Valuable careers begin here. Questions? Twitter: @MissSaraMarie @OklahomaCPAs LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/saralorenzenlockhart Facebook: www.facebook.com/smlorenzen E-mail: slockhart@oscpa.com Phone:(405)841-3800 or (800) 522-8261, ext. 3814.

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