+ Social Media Etiquette & Your Job Hunt LinkedIn Strong headline Honesty Personalize communications when seeking a connection Appropriate status updates Follow Group posting rules Twitter Follow like minded people Ask questions & reply (Share) Beware of overload Follow similar etiquette on Facebook and other social media sites.
+ Twitter & Your Job Hunt Things to do…. Link to your Resume on SlideShare and/or Sribd Follow Companies Follow Recruiting Firms Follow industry publications Research interviewers Stay informed about Job Hunting Trends
+ A Personal Blog & Your Job Hunt How a blog can help… Improve your standing in search results Show your interest in professional topics Extends your professional brand
+ Facebook & Your Job Hunt Keep it clean “Like” Companies Beknown (http://www.beknown.com) Follow News Sites Let friends know you are job hunting Advertise
+ SlideShare: The Social Resume • www.slideshare.net • Search-friendly resume – Google • Linking options: • Web pages • Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn • Also good for portfolio pieces
+ Scribd: Social Resume www.scribd.com Share your resume on Twitter, Facebook, and your blog
+ LinkedIn & Your Job Hunt Present a professional online presence with your background, experience, and skills available 24/7 to over 115 million people. Broadcast you are looking for a job. Conduct a passive job hunt (just in case). Find out where people with your background, experience, and skills are working. Follow companies & learn about new contract wins & hiring. Find out about the hiring manager.
+ LinkedIn Recommendations Get Them. Give Them. Manage Them Recruiters do look at the recommendation Ask current and former clients, co-workers, colleagues, and even managers Sometimes cultural Be judicious and honest when giving them
+ Job Hunting on LinkedIn Job Postings in Groups Search for groups dealing with your industry Search for Jobs Feature
+ Proper Care & Feeding Of Your LinkedIn Profile Revise your summary and experience as it changes. Extend your network. Seek out and give recommendations. Publish your Twitter feed (if beneficial) Publish blog posts (if beneficial)
+ LinkedIn Help Resources LinkedIn Learning Center (learn.linkedin.com) Articles posted regularly in the Messiah UMC Jobs Ministry Group
+ Social Media and Today’s Job Hunt Online Presence is a must now. Monitor your presence. Control what is private & public Even after you get the job, then it is time to start the passive job hunt. Social media sites like LinkedIn are now the first stop for many recruiters
Questions?+ Will Kelly email@example.com @willkellywww.linkedin.com/in/willkelly