Wide Web of Opportunities <br />An introduction to online networking, job searches, and lead generation <br />
Yours Truly.. <br />Name: Cecelia Anastasiadis <br />Hometown: Austin, TX<br />Current Employer: SwervePoint (www.swervepoint.com) <br />Alma Mater: University of Texas at Austin <br />Degree: B.S. in Advertising (Communications) <br />This is my online Gravatar. I created it on Nike.com when I signed up for their online training program. I use it for many of my online profiles where I may not be comfortable sharing an actual photo. <br />
Experience & Online Presence <br />Social Media Consultant for the Beverly Chamber of Commerce <br />Social Media Coordinator for the Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby Team <br />Listed on the Top 400 Tweeters in Massachusetts<br />Twitter <br />(http://twitter.com/workingreekgirl) <br />WorkinGreekGirlBlog (http://workingreekgirl.wordpress.com/)<br />LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceceliaanastasiadis) <br />Facebook, Myspace, Digg, Facebook Fan page<br />
The Stats and Facts<br />Chris Kieff, the director of marketing at Ripple6, wrote that he was hired through Twitter.<br />A June Jump Start Social Media survey of 100 hiring managers at small, mid-size and large companies found 75 % go to LinkedIn to research job candidates before making a job offer, while 48% check out Facebook and 26% go to Twitter. When asked where they find talent for job openings, 66% said LinkedIn, 23% said Facebook and 16% said Twitter.<br />Another survey of more than 450 employers found that 53% used social networking sites to research job candidates, while 12% plan to do so. Half of the employers said they had found content on social networking sites that caused them to hire the candidate. <br />The top reasons were:<br />Profile substantiated candidate’s professional qualifications – (61%)<br />Candidate displayed good communication skills – (41%) <br />Candidate seemed well-rounded – (37%) <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrC2ZzJToA<br />
Online Networking <br />Networks: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. <br />Utilizing your Profile:<br /><ul><li>Complete your profile so it is 100% and post a picture
Build connections, import contacts, and get recommendations
Include educational background and professional experience
Stay active and share work via portfolio uploads and slide sharing</li></ul>http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceceliaanastasiadis<br />Utilizing your Network: <br /><ul><li>Groups within Networks: professional interests, former employers and school alumni associations, LinkedIn Answers
Research Company Profiles and connection companies</li></li></ul><li>Online Networking <br />LinkedIn: As a networking tool, LinkedIn is best used to look up previous co-workers, college alumni, or someone that works in a company you would like to join. Use those contacts to get job leads and a foot in the door.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnx9t8IwLzI<br />
Online Applications Etiquette & Tips <br /><ul><li>Be sure to gain audience with the hiring manager. Managers remember applicants not applications.
Email your resume and cover letter, but be sure to follow up with a phone call and be sure to be professional in your email.
Email Signature - Create an email signature with a link to your LinkedIn Profile.
Spell check your profile and resume! Use appropriate and generic fonts.
Get a PDF version of your resume.</li></li></ul><li>Question & Answer<br />
Congratulations and good luck! <br />Staying positive is absolutely the most important thing. Looking for a job can be fun! Showcasing your talents on paper daily should be a positive experience. Employers can smell sincere enthusiasm so make sure to keep your attitude and energy in the good places. <br />Cecelia Anastasiadis<br />e-Business Consultant <br />512-751-6768<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />