Tiffany Jane Brand Integrating Social Media into Your Federal Library Job Search
Careers in Federal LibrariesIntegrating Social Media into Your Federal Library Job Search Tiffany Jane Brand (@tiffanybrandlib/@CareersFedLib)
S• Tiffany Jane Brand (@tiffanybrandlib) was the 2009- 2011 University of Pittsburgh University Library System Diversity Fellow as well as a librarian in the Reference and Instruction and Special Collections departments at the University.• Tiffany received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, after five years working in academic and public libraries. Her work and research includes digital rights management in libraries and archives, distance education, and the use of emerging technologies in cultural institutions. She is the manager for the Careers in Federal Libraries (@CareersFedLib) Twitter page.
Job Searching in Twitter Basic Search Advanced Search• Use quotes or exact • Use keywords or Boolean. phrasing.• Type From:Smithsonian to bring back all tweets sent from Smithsonian. • With advanced twitter• Enter@Smithsonian to bring searching you can narrow back all tweets that down your job search to a mention Smithsonian, geographic area. including job list mentions.
Promoting Your Work• Optimal tweets: short opinion • Tip to promote work: #libchat. and link to work or article Wednesdays 8:00-9:30, created (podcast, video, etc.) related to by @nataliebinder. Participate in library industry. #libpitch. @ 9:20pm to promote projects.• Ex. Join @CareersFedLib at the ALA Job Placement Center ( • Ex. #libchat My name is Tiffany. I #alamw12) for two career manage @CareersFedLib for sessions: 1/21 & 1/22- Careers in Federal Libraries http://www.alamidwinter.org/ #libpitch• Add relevant hashtags to make • Bitly.com and TinyURL.com will sure tweet is seen in multiple shorten links to acceptable channels. Ex. #archives twitter length. #socialmedia
RT? MT? What Does it All Mean?• Use @ symbol to send a • MT: Retweet a tweet, message to but with some person/organization. modifications (ex. shortening link)• RT: Retweet a tweet • DM (Direct Message) that was sent to you. send a private messageEx. RT @tiffanybrandlib to person you follow.
Hashtags.org• Scan USAjobs.gov job ads for keywords: #onlineeducation, #intern #librarycongress, #library #jobs, #Bureau ofLabor• Use hashtags.org, which is a good way to check the frequency and popularity of a specific hashtag.
Combining Twitter with Other Social Media to Optimize Your Job Search
Facebook• Go to https://twitter.com/settings/profile to link Twitter and FB accounts. Can’t post from FB to Twitter, FB ended that service.• Create a separate list for job resources and friends.• Use Facebook timeline to display projects and resumes to prospective employers.• Tip: Using timeline as a digital resume- http://on.mash.to/z2wnhL
LinkedIn• Use #in to post tweets to your LinkedIn account.Ex. SupervisoryLibrarian:1.usa.gov/xdJj8J#library #jobs #in• Join the Careers in Federal Libraries group on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/yKeHl3
Blogs• You can promote your • Widgets:TwitterPro work via linking Twitter &TwitterFountain with your WordPress, LiveJournal or Blogger account. • Place widgets for• Widgets allow you to Slideshare, LinkedIn, place links to your other Facebook, Pinterest, social media accounts etc. on site or blog. on your homepage.
Managing Social Medial Accounts• Smartphone Apps (Android and I Phone): Seesmic, Twitter (for mobile), Facebook (for mobile), Hootsuite (for mobile).• Gist.com -upload and monitor contacts, including scanned business cards. Can upload to LinkedIn & integrate users into your #in network.• JobKatch-(http://www.jobkatch.com/) tracks your progress for each job lead.
Who’s Saying What about You?• Find out what your ranking is: search.twitter.com, pipl.com GooglePage rank checker: http://www.prchecker.info/• Not showing up? Use certification at end of name, degree. Ex. Jane Q. Smith, MLIS
Tips for Successful Networking• Ask questions, respond to others tweets, make hashtags as specific as possible. #archives #socialmedia rather than #computers #libraries.• Follow sources outside of traditional library jobs: @mashable, @wiredmag, @fastcompany, @FederalTimes, @USAJOBS• Save hashtag searches related to job search. Ex. #edtech, #libchat.
Thanks for Attending!Please follow for job postings, resumes tips and more! Tiffany Brand: @tiffanybrandlib CIFL Twitter: @CareersFedLib Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FederalLibrary LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/yKeHl3