Me2.0: Making Your Resume Talk

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A presentation for Berry College seniors on getting found and finding the perfect job using social tools.

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Me2.0: Making Your Resume Talk

  1. 1. Me 2.0: Making Your Resume Talk<br />Go beyond job listings, applications, and traditional resumes to truly stand out, build relationships, and get hired in a social, shared, and real-time age. <br />Berry Career Center Workshop<br />Thursday, October 21, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Digital Resumes<br /><ul><li>Customize your URL.
  3. 3. Take advantage of summary, specialties, honors and awards.
  4. 4. Use applications to really showcase your strengths:
  5. 5. blog feed
  6. 6. reading list
  7. 7. box.netfiles
  8. 8. slidesharefor your research projects
  9. 9. Request recommendations.
  10. 10. Search questions and answers.
  11. 11. Update your status with job search related information: a great article, a book you’ve read, news from your targeted companies that you are passing along, congrats to colleagues, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Digital Resumes<br /><ul><li>Free to setup
  12. 12. Paid version allows tracking of views and other features
  13. 13. No advertisement
  14. 14. More customizable than LinkedIn.</li></li></ul><li>Networking used to be called CONVERSATION.<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>Know who you are talking to.
  16. 16. Listen to what they are saying and what is being said about them.
  17. 17. Respond appropriately.
  18. 18. Say things that are meaningful or valuable.
  19. 19. Enjoy the conversation!
  20. 20. Be yourself. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Find people in your desired industries and decision makers.</li></ul>ExecTweets<br />WeFollow<br /><ul><li>Reply and retweet.
  21. 21. Say stuff they would want to read (maybe).
  22. 22. Personality with a side of professionalism. </li></li></ul><li>Email Newsletters<br />Sign up for the email newsletters offered by companies you are interested in working for. And stay informed. Participate. Read. Think about how you would fit into their culture and the current undertakings. Often, job openings are shared first through a more exclusive outlet. <br /> <br />Blogosphere<br />More companies are blogging than ever across a variety of industries. Find them. Read them. Subscribe to them. Post thoughtful comments. Be a part of the online conversation. <br />

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