DOs and DON'TS on social media when looking for a job

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Looking for a job? Here are a few simple tips so as not to sink your career, but instead skyrocket it.

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DOs and DON'TS on social media when looking for a job

  1. 1. Image source: Flickr dgcustomwork T H E 10 DO’ S & DON ’ TS ON S OC I A L M E D IA ré f é ré nces /vaca tu re # ta l entu m
  2. 2. Image source: Flickr dgcustomwork 2 T H E 10 DO’ S & DON ’ TS ON S OC I A L M E D IA ré f é ré nces /vaca tu re # ta l entu m
  3. 3. H I, I ’M S O F I E Image source: Flickr lamazone
  4. 4. Image source: Moviestill Titanic DO N’ T S IN K YOU R C A RE E R B EFO R E IT EV E N STARTS
  5. 5. You Potential Employer resume I love my student job I’m highly motivated I’m a digital native I’m responsible
  6. 6. IP T 1 #
  7. 7. E B ’T D N I O D UP T S ✓ Don’t lie ✓ Don’t be unprofessional ✓ Don’t behave irresponsibly ✓ Know the platform privacy settings ✓ If you don’t want people to know something... don’t post it online
  8. 8. SKYR OC K E T YOUR C ARE E R B e lg i a n Ad Sc hool - 1 4 / 1 0 /1 3 USI N G S OC I AL ME DIA Image source: NASA S OCIAL M E D IA
  9. 9. E L F G L O E O S G R U O Y
  10. 10. E L F G L O E O S G R U O Y ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Find yourself Are the desired results the top results? Is your Netlog/MySpace/...* account your first result? Luckily you have the power to change those results! * or any outdated profile
  11. 11. Image source: Flickr Tsevis D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  12. 12. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  13. 13. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  14. 14. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  15. 15. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  16. 16. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  17. 17. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y
  18. 18. D N F A R SEL B R U O Y ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Use a professional looking avatar across all relevant platforms Use your Twitter bio and background Use your LinkedIn headline Claim your name & use vanity URLs Establish yourself as an expert in your field
  19. 19. Image source: Flickr pedrosz D IN R F U O Y HE IC N
  20. 20. D IN R F U O Y HE IC N
  21. 21. D IN R F U O Y HE IC N
  22. 22. D IN R F U O Y HE IC N ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Find your strengths Be present on an according niche Showcase your work Grow a network, a community of your own
  23. 23. Image source: Flickr deepfrozen R C E B IVE T A E
  24. 24. C 3 E B IVE T A E R
  25. 25. R C E B IVE T A E
  26. 26. R C E B IVE T A E ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Everyone is hard-working, creative, flexible,... Don’t just say it, prove it! Stand out in the crowd It doesn’t have to be expensive Make them remember you
  27. 27. IF WE K N E W WHA T WE WE RE DOIN G IT WOUL D N’ T BE CA L L E D RE S E A RCH Image source: The Internet R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  28. 28. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  29. 29. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  30. 30. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  31. 31. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  32. 32. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R
  33. 33. R U O Y H O ARC D E S E R ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Research the industry Google your potential employer What values are important to them? Is your potential employer a good fit? Do you have any shared connections within the company? (Don’t be creepy)
  34. 34. T C E N Y N L O R C A E
  35. 35. T C E N Y N L O R C A E ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Use your shared connections within the company or industry Establish an early relationship with your future employer Be personal (use the research) Show genuine interest Ask for extra information
  36. 36. IP T 2 #
  37. 37. E B O RT D A M S ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Google yourself Brand yourself Find your niche Be creative Do your research Connect early
  38. 38. CK I U AP Q C E R DON ’ T BE S TU PI D DO BE SMA RT
  39. 39. Image source: NASA TO INFI NI TY AN D BEYOND ! I NSE RT P I C T U R E G OOD LUC K!
  40. 40. twitter.com/lamazone sofie@talkingheads.be linkedin.com/in/sofieverhalle www.talkingheads.be/jobs

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