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Online Networking Ppt Update

  1. 1. Using Online Networking Effectively in a Job Search Presented by: Colleen M. Soto, M.A., Assistant Director Keidra Chaney, M.A., Emerging Media Specialist Office of Alumni Relations & Advancement Communications
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Types of Online Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Getting LinkedIn with DePaul Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s and Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A and Contact Information </li></ul>Career Week 2009
  3. 3. Why is Networking Important? <ul><li>According to a recent survey of the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 85% of all annual hires. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking is an essential component of every job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout your life you will make networking contacts that develop into relationships including friends, colleagues, and professional prospects. </li></ul>Career Week 2009
  4. 4. Why Social Media ? <ul><li>Community-driven websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information/content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About building relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4th most popular online activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More popular than email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visited by 67% of the global online population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 10% of all Internet time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: PDF, Nielsen Online, March 2009 </li></ul></ul>Career Week 2009
  5. 5. Be Smart! When you join any social network you are giving up a level of your privacy, but you can safeguard yourself. <ul><li>First, make a decision whether to keep Facebook social or to expand </li></ul><ul><li>Take a close look at your profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see - and what you don't. </li></ul><ul><li>Set privacy filters, so that friends/family and work colleagues won’t be getting the same information. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit posting of personal pictures on your Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your personal contact information hidden, or create a social media-only email to post on Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Facebook friends wisely. </li></ul>Career Week 2009
  6. 6. Key Points of Interest for <ul><li>Employer Information </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Job Postings </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Mentor / Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Groups & Organizations </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Result Driven Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classmates / Alumni </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul>Career Week 2009
  7. 7. LinkedIn DePaul Alumni Group <ul><li>More than 4,700 members </li></ul><ul><li>Averages 100 new members weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Active job posting, news and discussion boards </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tips for LinkedIn <ul><li>Be Thorough: A partially written profile won’t tell employers all that you can do. List your full name: Fears of privacy invasion are warranted, but if you don’t list your name recruiters and potential employers can’t find you. Network: Take advantage of mutual connections. Introduce yourself to your contacts’ contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups: There are hundreds of groups geared toward professional fields and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommendations: Well written, positive recs can enhance your profile and adds credibility </li></ul>Career Week 2009
  9. 9. <ul><li>The next big social media </li></ul><ul><li>tool for professionals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Micro blogging:” </li></ul><ul><li>short messages (140 characters) </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to “status updates” on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet and American Life study: 11% of adults online use Twitter or a service like it </li></ul><ul><li>Many consultants and professionals use Twitter to share news, ideas in “real time” </li></ul><ul><li>A communications channel and a social network </li></ul>Career Week 2009
  10. 10. <ul><li>Get connected with colleagues through Twitter directories </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas/knowledge with your professional network. </li></ul><ul><li>Share/discuss breaking news/information by using #hashtags. </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet to call attention to website, blog post, video from a colleague. (Use Tiny URL to shorten links) </li></ul>How to use Twitter for Business* * Partially adapted from SARAH MILSTEIN ’s September 2008 New York Times Article Career Week 2009
  11. 11. DePaul’s Online Directory Career Week 2009
  12. 12. Things to Remember about Online Networking <ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepting “Friends” thoughtfully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announce your job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove profile if you are not using it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a professional e-mail address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Smart! Don’t overshare! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google yourself! Check your online reputation </li></ul></ul>Career Week 2009
  13. 13. Helpful Social Media Links <ul><li>Twitter style guide </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter directory </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin Blog: Daily tips on networking via Linked In </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Demon Tracks Blog (DePaul Alumni Blog) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact Info and Q&A <ul><li>Colleen M. Soto, M.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Director, Career & Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Relations </li></ul><ul><li>DePaul University </li></ul><ul><li>P: 312-362-5593 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Keidra Chaney, M.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Advancement Communications </li></ul><ul><li>DePaul University </li></ul><ul><li>312-362-6354 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Career Week 2009