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Using social media to assist yourapplicationsMatthew Mobbse: mjm33@le.ac.ukweb: http://mjmobbs.comtwitter: mjmobbs        ...
Consider…How do you…• Keep up-to-date with developments in the area you  want to work?• Network with employers?• Gain an i...
www.le.ac.uk/careers
www.le.ac.uk/careers
Your not alone!On average, UK adult users of Facebook saidthey were under the influence of alcohol in 76%of the pictures i...
www.le.ac.uk/careers
Why engage with social media                               www.le.ac.uk/careers
Keep Up with Employers and PartnersKPMG Graduate Recruitment                             Company profile       @KPMG_UK_LL...
Keeping in touch with the sectorRSS Feeds and Newsreaders                             www.le.ac.uk/careers
How to engage with Social Media         Facebook         • Social         • Large companies                   Twitter     ...
Do employers use it?http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/   ...
How to engage with Social Media         Facebook         • Social         • Large companies                   Twitter     ...
How to engage with Social Media         Facebook         • Social         • Large companies                   Twitter     ...
Get the most out of twitter• Write a biography               • Consider your tweets• Link to personal website        • Eng...
Get the most out of twitter   • Write a biography                               • Consider your tweets   • Link to persona...
Get the most out of twitter   • Write a biography                               • Consider your tweets   • Link to persona...
Get the most out of twitter • Write a biography               • Consider your tweets • Link to personal website        • E...
How to engage with Social Media         Facebook         • Social         • Large companies                   Twitter     ...
“In three to five years time I would     expect not to be looking at CVs and     doing most of my recruiting online     us...
Get the most out of LinkedIn• Create a full Profile   – Keep it up-to-date• Get Recommendations• Use Updates• Make Connect...
New player in the game              • Circles make sharing more private              • Ability to follow all              ...
New player in the game                         www.le.ac.uk/careers
New player in the game                  • Circles make sharing more private                  • Ability to follow all      ...
Google+“Google Plus is definitely useful for personalbranding, it combines the best of Twitter andLinkedIn and possibly ev...
More in-depth reflection and writing                        • Blogs enable you to write                          longer, m...
Netiquette and manage your networks• Build a positive       • Build relationships over                           time  pre...
Digital Footprint   Google Yourself!              kgbpeople.com                              www.le.ac.uk/careers
Protecting Yourself• Keep it private     Do you want                      employer, lecturers,• Check your Social   collea...
Promoting yourself Link your sites together   Add selected link to your:                            • CV                  ...
Now Consider…How you will…• Keep up-to-date with developments in the area you want  to work?• Network with employers?• Gai...
Consider…How do you…                             Find out about     Keep up                           Employers/Business  ...
Thank-youAll the resources: http://goo.gl/k9e7c   mjmobbs.com                 facebook.com/uolcs   @mjmobbs               ...
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    1. 1. Using social media to assist yourapplicationsMatthew Mobbse: mjm33@le.ac.ukweb: http://mjmobbs.comtwitter: mjmobbs www.le.ac.uk/careers
    2. 2. Consider…How do you…• Keep up-to-date with developments in the area you want to work?• Network with employers?• Gain an insight into recruitment process?• Find jobs?• Promote yourself as a brand? www.le.ac.uk/careers
    3. 3. www.le.ac.uk/careers
    4. 4. www.le.ac.uk/careers
    5. 5. Your not alone!On average, UK adult users of Facebook saidthey were under the influence of alcohol in 76%of the pictures in which they were "tagged".http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8958714/Britons-drunk-in-three-quarters-of-Facebook-photos.html - 15/12/2012 www.le.ac.uk/careers
    6. 6. www.le.ac.uk/careers
    7. 7. Why engage with social media www.le.ac.uk/careers
    8. 8. Keep Up with Employers and PartnersKPMG Graduate Recruitment Company profile @KPMG_UK_LLP KPMG Channel www.le.ac.uk/careers
    9. 9. Keeping in touch with the sectorRSS Feeds and Newsreaders www.le.ac.uk/careers
    10. 10. How to engage with Social Media Facebook • Social • Large companies Twitter have Fan Pages • Networking LinkedIn • Share ideas • More professional • Job Search • Digital CV and achievements • Large number of companies and groups of similar interests www.le.ac.uk/careers
    11. 11. Do employers use it?http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/ www.le.ac.uk/careers
    12. 12. How to engage with Social Media Facebook • Social • Large companies Twitter have Fan Pages • Networking LinkedIn • Share ideas • More professional • Job Search • Digital CV and achievements • Large number of companies and groups of similar interests www.le.ac.uk/careers
    13. 13. How to engage with Social Media Facebook • Social • Large companies Twitter have Fan Pages • Networking LinkedIn • Share ideas • More professional • Job Search • Digital CV and achievements • Large number of companies and groups of similar interests www.le.ac.uk/careers
    14. 14. Get the most out of twitter• Write a biography • Consider your tweets• Link to personal website • Engage in conversation• Follow interesting people…but • Use and follow #tags not too many • Link to new developments and interests • Amplify - Retweet www.le.ac.uk/careers
    15. 15. Get the most out of twitter • Write a biography • Consider your tweets • Link to personal website • Engage in conversation • Follow interesting people…but • Use and follow #tags not too many • Link to new developments and interests • Amplify - Retweethttp://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-everybody-hates-about-your-tweets-2012-1?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sai-contributor%20via%20@bi_contributors– Business insider 01/02/2012 www.le.ac.uk/careers
    16. 16. Get the most out of twitter • Write a biography • Consider your tweets • Link to personal website • Engage in conversation • Follow interesting people…but • Use and follow #tags not too many • Link to new developments and interests • Amplify - Retweethttp://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-everybody-hates-about-your-tweets-2012-1?utm_source=twbutton&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sai-contributor%20via%20@bi_contributors– Business insider 01/02/2012 www.le.ac.uk/careers
    17. 17. Get the most out of twitter • Write a biography • Consider your tweets • Link to personal website • Engage in conversation • Follow interesting people…but • Use and follow #tags not too many • Link to new developmentsJob Search and interests• www.tweetmyjobs.com • Amplify - Retweet• www.twitterjobsearch.com• @graduatejobsuk www.le.ac.uk/careers
    18. 18. How to engage with Social Media Facebook • Social • Large companies Twitter have Fan Pages • Networking LinkedIn • Share ideas • More professional • Job Search • Digital CV and achievements • Large number of companies and groups of similar interests www.le.ac.uk/careers
    19. 19. “In three to five years time I would expect not to be looking at CVs and doing most of my recruiting online using LinkedIn” Graduate Recruiter – Accenturehttp://www.thesocialbizbuzz.com/blog/2011/09/the-lowdown-on-linkedin/ www.le.ac.uk/careers
    20. 20. Get the most out of LinkedIn• Create a full Profile – Keep it up-to-date• Get Recommendations• Use Updates• Make Connections – Personalised• Research Employers – “Follow” for news and jobs www.le.ac.uk/careers
    21. 21. New player in the game • Circles make sharing more private • Ability to follow all • Integration with other popular Google tools www.le.ac.uk/careers
    22. 22. New player in the game www.le.ac.uk/careers
    23. 23. New player in the game • Circles make sharing more private • Ability to follow all • Integration with other popular Google toolsCorporate pages Job Search sites www.le.ac.uk/careers
    24. 24. Google+“Google Plus is definitely useful for personalbranding, it combines the best of Twitter andLinkedIn and possibly even Facebook. You are able tobe picked up in Google searches, to show off a publicprofile full with information about what you do,content shared and even links to your site, blog andother places.”http://jorgensundberg.net/content/10-personal-branding-ideas-google-plus www.le.ac.uk/careers
    25. 25. More in-depth reflection and writing • Blogs enable you to write longer, more in-depth reflections into activities you engage in Wordpress • Can share via Social Media • Help with applying for Blogger jobs or right business documents http://mjmobbs.comPosterous www.le.ac.uk/careers
    26. 26. Netiquette and manage your networks• Build a positive • Build relationships over time presence • Be sincere• Expand your network • Decide on boundaries and make connections www.le.ac.uk/careers
    27. 27. Digital Footprint Google Yourself! kgbpeople.com www.le.ac.uk/careers
    28. 28. Protecting Yourself• Keep it private Do you want employer, lecturers,• Check your Social colleague, your Network Privacy mum to see it? Settings www.le.ac.uk/careers
    29. 29. Promoting yourself Link your sites together Add selected link to your: • CV • Email signature Matthew Mobbs Learning Technologist Careers Service University of Leicester LE1 7RH e: mjm33@le.ac.uk Web: mjmobbs.com Twitter: @mjmobbs LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/matthew- mobbs/7/381/48b www.le.ac.uk/careers
    30. 30. Now Consider…How you will…• Keep up-to-date with developments in the area you want to work?• Network with employers?• Gain an insight into recruitment process?• Find jobs?• Promote yourself as a brand? Make an Action Plan www.le.ac.uk/careers
    31. 31. Consider…How do you… Find out about Keep up Employers/Business Partners to date Personal Brand/Identity Find out about Employers/Business Partners Networking Find jobs Employer Groups Profiles Networking Profile Find jobs Keep up Personal to date Brand/Identity www.le.ac.uk/careers
    32. 32. Thank-youAll the resources: http://goo.gl/k9e7c mjmobbs.com facebook.com/uolcs @mjmobbs @uolcs Careers Service, Matthew Mobbs University of Leicester Matthew Mobbs mjm33@le.ac.uk www.le.ac.uk/careers
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