Web 1.0 • One way communication • Static home pages • Organizational control • Minimal multimedia • Site as destination • “Push”
Web 2.0 • Conversation • Dynamic content • User contributions • Multimedia-rich • Outposts on the web • “Pull”
Key Features• Require minimal technical skills—no programming• Facilitate connections, sharing, collaboration—2-way communication!• Privacy and control settings• Different platforms support different online goals/tasks• Support/facilitate multimedia sharing• Varying levels of accessibility• FREE or very low-cost
PwD & the Internet• 54% go online, • More likely to search compared to 81% of for health information, general population government programs• 41% have broadband, and play games compared to 69% of • Less likely to use general population Internet for job search• Somewhat related to age, socio-economic • Barriers are technical class and type of and educational—lack disability of knowledge Source: Pew Internet and American Life
PwD and the Internet• 40% say they would • Less likely to have NEVER go online, friends/family online compared to 24% of • More likely to say that non-disabled. Internet is “confusing”• Say they don’t need it and hard to use (21% and are afraid of vs. 9%) online porn, credit card theft and fraud Source: Pew Internet and American Life
Employers 80% of employers use LinkedIn as primary tool to find employees 45% of employers use social networks to pre-screen candidates70% of employers have rejected a candidate due to“digital dirt”86% of employers said positive online identity wouldpositively impact hiring decision.
Social Networks • Platform for connecting to people who share interests, etc. • Users can create profiles, communicate with other members, share links, info & media • Users can create “sub-groups” • Each network has a unique “personality” and features
Blogs • Easy publishing platform • “Posts” in reverse chronological order for sharing more timely information • Commenting to create community • Easily incorporate/share multimedia
Twitter • 140 character “tweets” • “Followers” & “Following” • Great for sharing links/tips and making connections • #Hashtags for events, topics • Can access via web, mobile, IM.
Multimedia Sharing • Platform for sharing/finding multimedia • Can create community around media • Can access via web, on smart phones. • Embed/linking/download features
Wikis • Easy-to-use publishing platform • More flexible than a blog • Good for collaborative projects • Can embed media, documents
Video Calling • Video calls from computer to computer • Use for practice interviews, case management appointments. • Employers increasingly using for screening interviews. • G+ can do “Hangouts” with up to 10 people. . . For FREE!
Google Documents • Online document creation & sharing • Can easily create forms, gather data —can even use to create quizzes! • Upload/download—compatible with Word, Excel, PPT • Can create PDF files
Google Calendar • Online calendar • Can create and share multiple calendars • Send reminders to email, cell phone • Get agenda emailed to you each morning • Schedule office hours • Embed calendars in blogs & wikis
Building Your Network•Join and participate in Groups—great way toget to people for connections!•Be a good “neighbor”--update your status,share articles, make referrals, writerecommendations, give advice, connect people toeach other.•Ask for introductions from your 1st levelcontacts to get to 2nd and 3rd level connections.•For 3rd level connections, join groups theybelong to and interact via the group
Ways to Use Twitter• Share professional resources with followers• Provide tips, advice, etc.• Connect people• RT and DM people• Participate in #chats
. . . Is for screening out applicants41% --candidate posted info about drugs/alcohol use.40%--candidate posted inappropriate photos29%--candidate had poor communication28%--candidate bad-mouthed previous employer27%--candidate lied about qualifications21%--candidate linked to criminal behavior
Facebook Privacy•Facebook default settings are ALWAYS the mostopen they can be. You have to CHOOSE privacy.•Facebook is always changing settings—have tostay on top of how privacy is changing.
Positive Strategies •Use status updates to connect, let people know about jobsearch. •Revise profile to emphasize professional/ educationalaccomplishments. •Limit photos •Choose friends wisely •Join and get active in groups and on Fan Pages that areconnected to your profession and/or to companies thatinterest you