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Social Networking & Your Career

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Social Networking & Your Career

  1. 1. Kate Carruthers FITT CeBIT Lunch Sydney May 2009 Social Networking for Work & Life
  2. 2. <ul><li>Life used to be different </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.gao.gov/about/history/articles/images/clerks_1952.jpg
  3. 3. <ul><li>We lived </li></ul><ul><li>in a different world </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>Careers used </li></ul><ul><li>to be different </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.gao.gov/about/history/articles/images/clerks_1952.jpg
  5. 5. Careers have changed <ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>Now </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  6. 6. Hidden Job Market <ul><li>How do you access the ‘hidden’ job market? </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Cold calling </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on MyCareer & Seek </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com <ul><li>> 50% “of jobs are never advertised” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Seek Australia </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Now we live in a connected world </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.outtospace.com/road-trip-to-yass/
  8. 8. May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com How many loose connections will you have collected between youth and old age?
  9. 9. May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: www.com.washington.edu/nj/article.m?id=63 Source: private archives of Kate Carruthers We've done this forever!
  10. 10. Just a new way to stay in touch… May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com But wait! There’s more to think about …
  11. 11. <ul><li>How connected do you want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to segment personal from business? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your plan? </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  12. 12. May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Authenticity Privacy Control Safety
  13. 13. May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http ://icanhascheezburger.com/ Where are the boundaries? Does everyone agree?
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ social networks enable us to maintain loose ties with large numbers of people” </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Moshpit.jpg
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ even casual conversations on social networks are never off the record” </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ people underestimated how likely others were to help them by as much as 100%” </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: If you need help, just ask: Underestimating compliance with direct requests for help. Flynn, Francis J.; Lake, Vanessa K. B. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol 95(1), Jul 2008, 128-143. Source: http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/images/Volunteers.jpg
  17. 17. Rules of Engagement <ul><li>It’s just like real life </li></ul><ul><li>Courtesy counts </li></ul><ul><li>Most people want to feel special </li></ul><ul><li>Give help – karma counts </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you say is on the record </li></ul><ul><li>Think carefully! </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://barbiesdreamhouse.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/flirting-footsie.jpg
  18. 18. More info <ul><li>http://slideshare.net/carruthk </li></ul><ul><li>http://katecarruthers.com </li></ul><ul><li>@kcarruthers </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL NETWORKING & JOB SITES </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://content.mycareer.com.au/advice-research/resume/tap-the-hidden-job-market.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seek.com.au/career-resources/get-your-dream-job/hidden-jobs.ascx </li></ul>May 2009 © 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com

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