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(Social) Networking and your Career Plan <ul><li>Tina Watson </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.linkedin.com/in/twatson   </li>...
Key Principal of Networking <ul><li>What can I do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>(not “what can you do for me?”) </li></ul>
The Handshake
Business Cards <ul><li>Free sites:  </li></ul><ul><li>www.vistaprint.com   </li></ul><ul><li>www.marketsplash.com   </li><...
Events <ul><li>Attend 2-3/week </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a few that fit you to attend regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Make at l...
Where to find events? <ul><li>Spark newsletters -  www.annarborusa.org </li></ul><ul><li>GLITR (Great Lakes IT Report) cal...
Good ‘newbie’ groups <ul><li>LA2M – Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing – Wednesdays 11:45 Connor O’Neills </li></ul><ul><li>A2B3 – ...
More networking places <ul><li>PMI (free if unemployed)  http://pmi-hvc.org /   </li></ul><ul><li>Automation Alley </li></...
Linked In
Recruiters <ul><li>Include recruiters in your network </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a relationship directly with recruiters ...
Growing Companies <ul><li>Find companies that are growing and build connections </li></ul><ul><li>www.concentratemedia.com...
Example:  Finding a contact www.concentratemedia.com  – Oct 2008
Example 2:  Finding a contact www.concentratemedia.com  – Oct 2008
Linked In – to do list <ul><li>Create a profile – photo, job history </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your link (use it in your...
Facebook and Twitter <ul><li>Business/groups beginning to use facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Diffe...
Some References <ul><li>Facebook and Twitter and Blogs, OH MY! – Word Factory  http://www.ttms.org/margotlester/DETROIT_So...
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Tina Watson's AWC Networking Presentation

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Tina Watson's AWC Networking Presentation

  1. 1. (Social) Networking and your Career Plan <ul><li>Tina Watson </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.linkedin.com/in/twatson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Key Principal of Networking <ul><li>What can I do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>(not “what can you do for me?”) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Handshake
  4. 4. Business Cards <ul><li>Free sites: </li></ul><ul><li>www.vistaprint.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.marketsplash.com </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own </li></ul><ul><li>www.avery.com , paper from Staples </li></ul>
  5. 5. Events <ul><li>Attend 2-3/week </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a few that fit you to attend regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Make at least 2 new contacts at each </li></ul><ul><li>Notes on back of business cards </li></ul><ul><li>It takes at least 2-3 separate interactions for someone to be part of your network. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where to find events? <ul><li>Spark newsletters - www.annarborusa.org </li></ul><ul><li>GLITR (Great Lakes IT Report) calendar - http://www.wwj.com/pages/1665369.php </li></ul><ul><li>A2geeks.org – mailing list </li></ul><ul><li>Meetup groups – www.meetup.com (e.g. A2 Newtech meetup) </li></ul><ul><li>ConnecTech – www.connectech.org </li></ul>
  7. 7. Good ‘newbie’ groups <ul><li>LA2M – Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing – Wednesdays 11:45 Connor O’Neills </li></ul><ul><li>A2B3 – Ann Arbor BiBimBop – Thursdays, 11:30 Eastern Accents </li></ul><ul><li>These groups have some structure and pass-the-mike introductions </li></ul>
  8. 8. More networking places <ul><li>PMI (free if unemployed) http://pmi-hvc.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Automation Alley </li></ul><ul><li>TechTown ( www.techtownwsu.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Council of Women In Technology ( www.mcwt.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw http:// wxwbusiness.com / </li></ul>
  9. 9. Linked In
  10. 10. Recruiters <ul><li>Include recruiters in your network </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a relationship directly with recruiters – check in with them periodically </li></ul><ul><li>Every vendor has a set of firms they work with – use more than one </li></ul><ul><li>You should not have to pay the recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>Note: This is not a ‘recruiters’ market, but they still have some opportunities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Growing Companies <ul><li>Find companies that are growing and build connections </li></ul><ul><li>www.concentratemedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.metromode.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.modeldmedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>GLITR </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example: Finding a contact www.concentratemedia.com – Oct 2008
  13. 13. Example 2: Finding a contact www.concentratemedia.com – Oct 2008
  14. 14. Linked In – to do list <ul><li>Create a profile – photo, job history </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your link (use it in your email signature, business card, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Add websites and customize the names </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend someone (unsolicited recommendations feel great!) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for a recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Join a group – start with college alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Answer a question </li></ul><ul><li>Search companies </li></ul><ul><li>Research your interviewers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Facebook and Twitter <ul><li>Business/groups beginning to use facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Different networks </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter use is growing </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve your name </li></ul>
  16. 16. Some References <ul><li>Facebook and Twitter and Blogs, OH MY! – Word Factory http://www.ttms.org/margotlester/DETROIT_Social_Media_Packet_2.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>10 Ways to use Linked In – Guy Kawasaki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/01/ten_ways_to_use.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.optimalwebworks.com/ - search on this site for 'Twitter Tools' </li></ul></ul>

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