Job hunting using social media

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Hannah Greer's presentation on job hunting using social media. Presented at BarCamp Canterbury 2011.

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Job hunting using social media

  1. 1. Finding a Job Using Social Media <ul>Hannah Greer [email_address] </ul>
  2. 3. Facebook <ul><li>Existing relationships: Friends, family...
  3. 4. Finding old friends
  4. 5. Sharing photos
  5. 6. What's on your mind? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Twitter <ul><li>Relationship-building
  7. 8. Meeting people in your field
  8. 9. Learning from contemporaries
  9. 10. Pointing others to relevant material
  10. 11. Crowdsourcing </li></ul>
  11. 12. Linkedin <ul><li>Existing working relationships
  12. 13. Tapping into colleagues' networks
  13. 14. Making your attributes known
  14. 15. Your online, interactive CV </li></ul>
  15. 16. Can Facebook help in job hunting? <ul><li>Reconnecting with previous employers and colleagues
  16. 17. Talking to friends whose friends have opportunities
  17. 18. Casual networking </li></ul>
  18. 19. Can Twitter help in job hunting? <ul><li>Relationship-building with people in your field
  19. 20. Searching for opportunities: recruitment agencies, big employers
  20. 21. Getting your name known </li></ul>
  21. 22. Can Linkedin help in job hunting? <ul><li>Tap into existing working relationships with other companies – are they hiring?
  22. 23. Update your CV
  23. 24. Declare that you are looking to change jobs
  24. 25. Get into discussions with people in your field
  25. 26. Get known for being a maven </li></ul>
  26. 27. What is your online image like? <ul>Google yourself... <li>Old websites
  27. 28. Forum conversations
  28. 29. Facebook profile – what is public?
  29. 30. Twitter
  30. 31. Flickr </li></ul>
  31. 32. Create your online image <ul>How do you want to be seen? </ul>
  32. 33. Get ready... <ul><li>Prepare your CV... </li><ul><li>Keep it concise, but include everything that is relevant.
  33. 34. Older jobs can drop off your CV
  34. 35. Mention relevant work experience/freelance work </li></ul><li>Prepare an online portfolio of your work
  35. 36. Business cards
  36. 37. Self-promote </li></ul>
  37. 38. Can you really further your career using social media?
  38. 39. Winning! <ul><li>Over 3 million followers on Twitter
  39. 40. A nationwide tour
  40. 41. Being re-considered for his old job on “Two and a Half Men” </li></ul>
  41. 42. Social media does not guarantee a job offer, but ignoring its possibilities will absolutely limit your potential.
  42. 43. Over to you!

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