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Learn how to network utilizing social media, volunteering, and professional organizations.

Learn how to network utilizing social media, volunteering, and professional organizations.

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  • Talk about recent trends of social media growing and the importance of utilizing it as a networking tool. Talk about success stories of people using facebook. I use a story of a friend posting on their status that they are looking for a job and numerous job leads within a day. I’ve also used a story about contacting people I haven’t talk with for awhile and getting a construction job lead for a friend. You can go through twellow.com to find people who are in your area of interest.
  • We cover this more in depth in other presentations. A brief explanation should be sufficient.
  • Both links are hyperlinked. Click on weddles.com and look up some possible associations that people in your group could get involved in. Walk the job seekers through how to do this.
  • Go into volunteers.utah.gov and show examples of how there are opportunities for all types of job seekers. You can even research opportunities for accountants and it will give numerous options. The utah.edu link is also a valuable tool. University of Utah consistently has one of the top 10 volunteering programs amongst colleges in the nation. Talk about volunteering for companies the job seekers are targeting. This has been shown as a great way to get your foot in the door with companies like IHC.
  • Talk about the importance of setting goals. If the thought of networking intimidates them then start small and work their way up. Making a list of 10 contacts and starting to contact on person on the list per day is an easy way to start. Again taking someone out to lunch could be an easy way to lead into talking about job opportunities.

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  • NETWORKING Part 2
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    • Facebook
      • Maintain contact with acquaintances
      • Easy to message and post status
      • 500 million members worldwide
      • Go through Simplyhired.com to find where your friends work
    • Twitter
      • Follow companies and individuals talking about job searching
      • Use www. twellow .com
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    • LinkedIn
      • 90 million members
      • 50% in the United States
      • Link your account to companies that you would like to work for
      • Put web address on business card, resume or other job seeker correspondence
      • Ask people you know to write recommendations for you
  • ASSOCIATIONS
    • Meet individuals in your career
    • Access job resources about your specific field
    • Collect valuable information through electronic correspondence
    • Find out about meetings or seminars
  • ASSOCIATIONS
    • http://www. weddles .com/associations
    • http://www. bls . gov / oco
  • VOLUNTEERING
    • http://www.volunteers. utah . gov / or call 211
    • http://www. sa . utah . edu / bennion /
    • Volunteer for companies you are targeting
  • GETTING STARTED
    • If the idea of approaching people you don’t know intimidates you, begin your networking efforts by seeking out familiar faces, such as relatives and friends
  • GETTING STARTED
    • Ask your dentist, doctor, accountant, lawyer, hairdresser, and manicurist if any of their clients work for the companies you are targeting
    • Talk to the parents of your kids classmates Source: Tory Johnson, Fired to Hired, pp. 96-97
  • GETTING STARTED
    • Set obtainable goals
    • Invite people to lunch
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN NETWORKING
    • Be prepared
      • 30-60 second commercial
      • Business cards and resume
    • Have something to offer
    • Stop apologizing
    • Smile
    • Ask questions
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN NETWORKING
    • Listen
    • Say the person’s name
    • Follow Up
    • GET OVER YOUR FEAR OF REJECTION
    • TAKE RISK