Using Social Media for your Job Search Presented by Jim Brochowski Columbus Metropolitan Library
Many ways to find a job <ul><li>Some wiser than others . </li></ul><ul><li>Some a little more familiar. </li></ul>
When you decide you want to work for a company, you do some research to learn more about them.
In 2010, companies do research to learn more about you . What happens when you Google your name? What are your results?
Create an active digital footprint. <ul><li>Digital Footprints are traces left by someone's activity in a digital environment, online for example. There are two main classifications for digital footprints, passive and active. </li></ul><ul><li>A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected about an action without any client activation. </li></ul><ul><li>Active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself. </li></ul>
In the online world / community there is a buzz. To help your career search, you want that some of that buzz to be about you. How do you accomplish this?
The Reality… Most positions are filled by referrals? Many times this happens before a position is even posted to a job board. How are YOU going to make yourself stand out?