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This video describes various ways in which you can advertise yourself and make your social media resume stand out. It also gives an overview of what PR professionals expect to see on your resume. My ...

This video describes various ways in which you can advertise yourself and make your social media resume stand out. It also gives an overview of what PR professionals expect to see on your resume. My very own example social media resume is also attached.

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How Do You Find A Job In Today's Digital Era? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How Do You Find
    A Job In
    Today’s digital Era?
  • 2. The economy is so bad AND I
    can’t find a job.
  • 3. I GOT LAID OFF MY JOB
    AND I CAN’T PAY MY BILLS.
  • 4. I NEED A JOB!
  • 5. Sound Familiar?
    The United States unemployment rate reached 9.7 percent in June 2009 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
    Things since have not improved.
    So how do YOU stand out amongst all of the other applicants in search of a job?
  • 6. Be creative!
    • ThinkCREATIVELY!
    • Explore different ways to advertise yourself
    • Make yourself STAND OUT!
  • 7. Use The Newspaper!
    The newspaper is a viable way to search for a job.
    But how about to search for you?
    • Low investment of time and money
    • Place a classified ad that you are seeking work
    • Briefly explain credentials, contact information and experience
    • Create a separate email address specifically for receiving inquiries to the advertisement
  • 8. Create Your Own Web Page
    Feature a brief description of yourself
    Include a digital resume
    Provide a link to the site when applying for job
    Very eye-catching and impressive
    Your site should be ALL BUSINESS!
    Bravenet.com is a free solution to help you get started with your web page!
  • 9. Social Networks Are
    Your Friend!
    Employers frequently check on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for potential hires. Use this to your advantage!
    • Send your social network pages to potential employers
    • Keep your page clean
    • Keep your posted material relevant and professional
    • This shows knowledge and experience
  • 10. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
    Use your resources
    Make yourself stand out
    Keep a blog
    Post job requests on YouTube
    Let people know you are looking for a job!
  • 11. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE:
    No matter how you create your resume, professionals look for:
    • Name
    • Contact information
    • Education/experience
    • Key words
    • Specific skills
    • Experience in social media (your own blog, Facebook, etc.)
    • Job history
    • Keep it short and sweet-but also professional!
    And remember to thank the person for their time (especially after an interview)
  • 12. Where I Retrieved My Information?
    • Career Builder in the Springfield News-Leader
    News-leader.com
    • Mashable.com-How To: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume
    • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11 edition
    How about those pictures?
    • Retrieved from Google images.
    Thank you for following along! Continue on to see my VERY OWN SOCIAL MEDIA RESUME!
  • 13. Hello. My name is
    Chelsey Snow and
    this is my social media resume.
  • 14. I am a senior at Missouri
    State University.
  • 15. I am a public relations major
    with an advertising and
    promotions minor.
  • 16. COURSES FOR MY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR:
    • Writing I
    • Computers for Learning
    • Creative Writing and Poetry
    • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Society
    • Introduction into Journalism
    • Public Speaking II
    • Communication Research Methods
    • Survey of Communication Theory
    • Technical Writing
    • Mass Media and Society
    • Principles of Public Relations
    • Organizational Communication
    • Rhetorical Tradition
    • Writing for Public Relations
    • Techniques/Cases for Public Relations
    • Proseminar in Public Relations
    • Media Design and Production
    • Interpersonal Communication
  • 17. COURSES FOR MY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR:
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Advertising
    • Consumer Market and Behavior
    • Personal Selling
    • Principles of Advertising
  • 18. MY INTERNSHIPS/INTEGRATED
    SERVICE LEARNING:
    I completed 40 hours of service learning for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Springfield, Missouri during my 2010 spring semester. I worked under the management of Debbie Herren. My responsibilities consisted of:
    • Take phone calls in the office
    • Create and email the volunteer newsletters
    • Create letters to the Wish Families
    • Assist in planning and implementing the 2010 Walk-For- Wishes
    • Create company name tags
    • T-shirt design
    • Re-design the contact computer files
    • Track hours for the volunteers
  • 19. MY INTERNSHIPS/INTEGRATEDSERVICE LEARNING:
    I completed my integrated service learning requirement for a communication course with Planned Parenthood of Springfield, Missouri. For Planned Parenthood, I completed a media kit consisting of:
    • Feature stories • Public Service Announcements
    • News stories • Press Releases
    • Pitch letters
  • 20. Things that I like and
    That I am good at:
    •Blogging
    •Social Networking
    •Event Planning
    •Advertising/Marketing
    Other skills:
    Time Management
    Interpersonal Communication
    Stress Management
    Multi-tasking
    Direction Taking
  • 21. I AM DEDICATED
    PREPARED
    EFFICIENT
    FRIENDLY
    COMMITED
    I am ORGANIZED
    I am a HARD WORKER
  • 22. I DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS
    AND ENGAGE ONLINE THROUGH:
  • 23. Chelseyle's Blog
    • About Me!
    Chelsey Le’s Blog
    I also write a social media blog on WordPress. My topics include:
    Facebook
    Social Media Campaigns:
    The good and the bad
    Twitter
    The use of web Cams
    Advances in social media
    Many other social media topics
  • 24. MY WORK EXPERIENCE:
    I currently work at Ebbets Field in Springfield, Missouri. I have been a waitress at Ebbets for 3 years. I have various responsibilities at Ebbets. I waitress, meet and greet, help schedule events/parties, schedule management, bartend and the occasional day shift manager. I enjoy working at Ebbets because I get to interact with various customers!
    My previous work experience consists of:
    • Missouri State Alumni Center-8 months
    • Panera Bread in Saint Louis, Missouri-3 years
    • Lake Forest Country Club in Saint Louis, Missouri-2 years
    • Lifeguard at Lake Forest in Saint Louis, Missouri-2 summers
  • 25. Organizations:
    I am also an active member of Missouri State University's professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. I have been an active member in good standing for 3 full semesters.
    Alpha Kappa Psi has truly made me grow as a person and as a professional. It allows me to attend conferences in Chicago, interact with students of all nationalities, attend professional programs and complete service for both my school and the community.
  • 26. HERE IS WHAT YOU WOULD GET:
    GOAL ACHIEVER
    TEAM PLAYER
    PROBLEM SOLVER
    INITIATIVE
    DEDICATION
    ATTENTION
  • 27. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
    My contact information:
    636 262 5242
    chelsey22@missouristate.edu
    http://www.facebook.com/chelsey.snow
    http://www.twitter.com/chelseynow
    http://www.slideshare.net/sno222