Blogging Twitter For Job Hunts

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How to use blogging and Twitter in your job search - presented at Burnsville Rotary Oct 12, 2009.

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Blogging Twitter For Job Hunts

  1. 1. Blogging & Twitterfor job seekers<br />Ann TreacyTreacy Information Services<br />atreacy@treacyinfo.com<br />
  2. 2. Blogging<br /><ul><li>It’s a cheap and easy web site that does well with search engines
  3. 3. Builds/demonstrates technical skills
  4. 4. Establishes you as an expert
  5. 5. Shows your personality!</li></li></ul><li>Technical skills<br />Comfortable with a computer? You can build a blog! Just follow the instructions<br />Wordpresswww.wordpress.com<br />Extra credit – get a domain name and point it to your blog<br />
  6. 6. Establishing Expertise<br />Blog about something you know<br />Blog about something you’re learning<br />Blog about your industry<br />Blog about places you want to work<br />Blog about people you want to meet<br />Blog for a nonprofit organization or your passion <br />Include a link to your résumé! <br />
  7. 7. Create a Voice<br />&quot;When you write, you make a sound in the reader&apos;s head. It can be a dull mumble … or it can be a joyful noise, a sly whisper, a throb of passion.&quot; - Russell Baker, U.S. columnist and journalist<br />
  8. 8. Too much to do?<br />Post comments on other blogs and think about Tweeting…<br />
  9. 9. Twitter<br />Limited to 140 characters<br />Twittering goes to a web site or comes as a text message<br />You can follow others or be followed<br />
  10. 10. How to Tweet Strategically<br />Tweet to demonstrate your expertise and interest in an industry<br />Find subject via search and use # (hashtag)<br />#jobsearch Saw great presentations tonite at Burnsville Rotary<br />Find and follow people you want to know<br />Re-Tweet their comments<br />RT @annt Re-Tweet their comments<br />Reply to their comments<br />
  11. 11. One Twitter Tip<br />Take time to work on your Twitter bio<br />Be specific about who you are<br />Be specific about what you plan to Twitter<br />Add location if it matters<br />Looking for a library job in Minnesota. Love to follow technology. <br />
  12. 12. Just Start!<br />Resources from the presentation can be found at<br />www.byteoftheweek.com/<br />Or <br />www.slideshare.net/atreacy<br />Ann Treacy<br />atreacy@treacyinfo.com<br />651.239.4581<br />

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