Prepared by:<br />Iris Eom &<br />Kelvin Claveria<br />Last Updated: March 15, 2011<br />
Getting started<br />Create your presence.<br />Branding yourself.<br />Control your brand.<br />Finding job leads.<br />G...
Think about your OBJECTIVE.<br />Set SMART goals.<br />Consider your intended AUDIENCE.<br />
Use consistent, appropriate user name.<br />
Use your real name.<br />
Work on your digital portfolio.<br />
Share interesting content.<br />
Blog to show your expertise.<br />
http://flavours.me<br />Create your personal homepage.<br />
http://about.me<br />Create your personal homepage.<br />
Which social networking sites should you join?<br />Optional<br />Essential<br />
Create a <br />LinkedIn Account!<br />
Think twice before posting an update. <br />
Control your privacy settings. <br />
Consider removing your Facebook profile from public (Google) search.<br />
Google your name regularly.<br />
Follow companies.<br />
Follow companies.<br />
Follow companies.<br />
@BestJobsInVan<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
@SIAT_SFU<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
@TalentEgg<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
@TalentEgg<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
Utilize and hashtags! <br />(ex.#jobs, #jobadvice, #jobsearch)<br />
Connect with people you meet.<br />
Participate in Tweet Chat.<br />
Ask for recommendations.<br />
Join and participate in groups.<br />
LinkedIn Answers<br />
Use social media as an education tool. <br />
Social media is supposed to be social.<br />
Social media is a supplement to your job search.<br />
Maintain relationships.<br />
HAVE FUN!<br />
Iris<br />LinkedIn: <br />http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/iris-eom/12/b67/343<br />Twitter: @irisjhe<br />Kelvin<br />LinkedIn:...
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Using social media for your job search (Version 2)

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How can university students use social media in their job search? This is an action-oriented presentation on the practical ways that sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Flavors.me, and About.me can be used in the job search process.

Please note that this is the second version of this presentation. We've added some information on the use of hashtags and tweetchats.

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  • It’s a known fact that employers tend to Google people now.Some openings don’t even look for resumes anymore – they just want your LinkedIn account (e.g. recent Hootsuite openings)Google considers social media “good content”.Real-world job seekers are finding good results via social media.
  • It’s a known fact that employers tend to Google people now.Some openings don’t even look for resumes anymore – they just want your LinkedIn account (e.g. recent Hootsuite openings)Google considers social media “good content”.Real-world job seekers are finding good results via social media.
  • It’s a known fact that employers tend to Google people now.Some openings don’t even look for resumes anymore – they just want your LinkedIn account (e.g. recent Hootsuite openings)Google considers social media “good content”.Real-world job seekers are finding good results via social media.
  • Objective – example: Get job leads? Increase network? Position myself as an expert?GOAL – Example: Increase my professional network to 500 by August 2011.Audience – Current employer? Future employers? Specific companies? Perhaps just friends, family, co-workers?
  • Create your own blog, or contribute to a blog such as the AIESEC blog and the Career Services Informer blog.
  • The most important social media channel in job seeking. Change your public profile link Box.net files; add your resume &amp; cover letter Summary and specialty sections filled out with keywords bullet points with accomplishment/achievement
  • Controlling your privacy takes time, but it’s worth it. Note: On Twitter, it’s recommended that you keep your profile public for Google purposes.
  • Consider removing your Facebook profile from a Google search. Other sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) are usually better because they are less personal than Facebook.
  • Some companies post job opportunities via their Facebook pages
  • LinkedIn has a “jobs” section.
  • This is an example. Lesley tweets about jobs in Communication, Marketing, Project management
  • Another example. SIAT SFU tweets about jobs related to web design, graphic design, etc.
  • Another example. Talent Egg tweets about a wide range of coop, internship and full-time employment opportunities for Canadian students.
  • Another example. Talent Egg tweets about a wide range of coop, internship and full-time employment opportunities for Canadian students.
  • LinkedIn is a good way to connect with people you’ve met via networking events, through volunteer work, paid job, etc.Tip: When connecting on LinkedIn, always customize your message.
  • Tweet chat: tweet with a pre-determinedhashtag at an arranged meeting time, have discussion with others -&gt; online networking!(http://tweetchat.com/)There are a few hashtags for chats, including #jobhuntchat, #careerchat, #internchat, and #hirefriday.RichDeMatteo, recruiting consultant is the founder of the #jobhuntchat group. This “first of its kind” Twitter chat takes place every Monday night from 10-11 p.m. ET. The audience consists of recruiters, resume writers, HR pros, working professionals, job seekers, interns and college students talking about job search. DeMatteo shared that they’ve had up to 300 participants in a single session and the format is working.
  • Once connected on LinkedIn, ask for recommendations from supervisors, professors, etc.
  • This is not the place for job search…but a great place to network, ask questions, get introduced, learn about your industry (or a new one!) and have discussion!Also you will look knowledgeable if you provide intelligent answers to questions posted. 
  • Don’t forget about the “social” aspect of social media &gt; Talk to people. Contribute with insightful comments. Meet people in real life.
  • Don’t forget about the “social” aspect of social media &gt; Talk to people. Contribute with insightful comments. Meet people in real life.
  • Most important tip: Social media is a supplement to other means. Continue to meet people face-to-face via informational interviews, volunteering, attending networking events, getting an internship, etc.
  • Even more important: Once you get a job, maintain your relationships via social networks and face-to-face meetings.
  • Social media is fun. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. :P
  • - Ask the group what they think. Possibly answer questions.
  • Using social media for your job search (Version 2)

    1. 1. Prepared by:<br />Iris Eom &<br />Kelvin Claveria<br />Last Updated: March 15, 2011<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3.
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Getting started<br />Create your presence.<br />Branding yourself.<br />Control your brand.<br />Finding job leads.<br />Growing your network.<br />How this relates to you. <br />
    6. 6. Think about your OBJECTIVE.<br />Set SMART goals.<br />Consider your intended AUDIENCE.<br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8. Use consistent, appropriate user name.<br />
    9. 9. Use your real name.<br />
    10. 10. Work on your digital portfolio.<br />
    11. 11. Share interesting content.<br />
    12. 12. Blog to show your expertise.<br />
    13. 13. http://flavours.me<br />Create your personal homepage.<br />
    14. 14. http://about.me<br />Create your personal homepage.<br />
    15. 15. Which social networking sites should you join?<br />Optional<br />Essential<br />
    16. 16. Create a <br />LinkedIn Account!<br />
    17. 17.
    18. 18. Think twice before posting an update. <br />
    19. 19. Control your privacy settings. <br />
    20. 20. Consider removing your Facebook profile from public (Google) search.<br />
    21. 21. Google your name regularly.<br />
    22. 22.
    23. 23. Follow companies.<br />
    24. 24. Follow companies.<br />
    25. 25. Follow companies.<br />
    26. 26. @BestJobsInVan<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
    27. 27. @SIAT_SFU<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
    28. 28. @TalentEgg<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
    29. 29. @TalentEgg<br />Follow accounts that tweet jobs.<br />
    30. 30. Utilize and hashtags! <br />(ex.#jobs, #jobadvice, #jobsearch)<br />
    31. 31.
    32. 32. Connect with people you meet.<br />
    33. 33. Participate in Tweet Chat.<br />
    34. 34. Ask for recommendations.<br />
    35. 35. Join and participate in groups.<br />
    36. 36. LinkedIn Answers<br />
    37. 37.
    38. 38. Use social media as an education tool. <br />
    39. 39. Social media is supposed to be social.<br />
    40. 40. Social media is a supplement to your job search.<br />
    41. 41. Maintain relationships.<br />
    42. 42.
    43. 43. HAVE FUN!<br />
    44. 44.
    45. 45. Iris<br />LinkedIn: <br />http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/iris-eom/12/b67/343<br />Twitter: @irisjhe<br />Kelvin<br />LinkedIn:<br />http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kcclaveria<br />Twitter: @kcclaveria<br />

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