Social media and your job hunt: the basics<br />Matt Rhodes, Client Services Director<br />@mattrhodes<br />Slides deliver...
www.freshnetworks.com<br />How social media can help get you a job<br />
1.	Take control of your personal brand online<br /><ul><li>Employers will check your Facebook profile
Create a LinkedIn profile and take part in groups
Think about the image you portray online!</li></li></ul><li>2.	Take advantage of the ability to researchemployers<br /><ul...
Understand their issues and what they are doing
Leave comments and join discussions!</li></li></ul><li>3.	Find people to talk to about careers (and	talk to them) <br /><u...
Follow people on Twitter
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Four steps to start using social media as part of your job-hunt and careers networking.

Slides first delivered at the University of Cambridge, October 2010

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Social media as a job-hunting tool: The basics

  1. 1. Social media and your job hunt: the basics<br />Matt Rhodes, Client Services Director<br />@mattrhodes<br />Slides delivered at the University of Cambridge, 12th October 2010<br />
  2. 2. www.freshnetworks.com<br />How social media can help get you a job<br />
  3. 3. 1. Take control of your personal brand online<br /><ul><li>Employers will check your Facebook profile
  4. 4. Create a LinkedIn profile and take part in groups
  5. 5. Think about the image you portray online!</li></li></ul><li>2. Take advantage of the ability to researchemployers<br /><ul><li>Read brand blogs and what their employees say on Twitter
  6. 6. Understand their issues and what they are doing
  7. 7. Leave comments and join discussions!</li></li></ul><li>3. Find people to talk to about careers (and talk to them) <br /><ul><li>Find people on LinkedIn
  8. 8. Follow people on Twitter
  9. 9. Actually talk to them and ask them questions!</li></li></ul><li>4. Experiment with using social media yourself<br /><ul><li>Set up a blog – try WordPress or Tumblr
  10. 10. Start using Twitter
  11. 11. Write about something you are passionate about!</li></li></ul><li>Summary of what to do next<br />Take control of your personal brand online<br />Take advantage of the ability to research employers <br />Find people to talk to about careers (and talk to them) <br />Experiment with using social media yourself<br />
  12. 12. That’s it!<br />Matt Rhodes<br />@mattrhodes<br />info@freshnetworks.com<br />

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