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Rebecca Watson

  1. 1. Part II: Building a Public Profile & Social Presence<br />Rebecca Watson<br />VP, Business Development<br />gWallet, Inc.<br />www.gwallet.com<br />
  2. 2. Take public risks<br />Gain exposure and credibility by taking risks.<br />Smart activities you can do now:<br />Comment on blogs and news articles<br />Start your own blog <br />Speak at events and Meetups<br />Introduce yourself to speakers and experts<br />Follow your career “heroes” on Twitter, etc.<br />Submit a customized letter and resume to info@company.com<br />
  3. 3. Add a thoughtful comment<br />
  4. 4. Contribute to the community<br />
  5. 5. Featured placement<br />
  6. 6. Are you fit for a startup?<br />Long hours Regular hours<br />Multiple roles One defined role<br />Interact w/ everyone Interact within 1 dept.<br />Tolerant of growing pains Tolerant of boredom<br />Fast-paced Predictable pace<br />Creativity required Consistency required<br />Less structure Heirarchy<br />Low salary Good salary<br />Opportunity to move up Opportunity for raise<br />
  7. 7. Tips for approaching startups<br />Submitting your resume and cover letter:<br /><ul><li>Be bold
  8. 8. Remember entrepreneurial qualities
  9. 9. Suggest launch ideas and new products
  10. 10. Explain how you will immediately contribute
  11. 11. Do your due diligence
  12. 12. Show you have worked for equity in the past</li></ul>Getting noticed:<br /><ul><li>Attend events where an executive from your target company is speaking
  13. 13. Ask for an intro on Linkedin
  14. 14. Express your passion for their product/industry
  15. 15. Clean up your public profiles, images, etc.</li></li></ul><li>An employer’s perspective <br />Immediate no-no’s:<br />Typos, poor grammar<br />Generic intro<br />Asking what jobs are available<br />Applying from a different city w/ no explanation<br />Inappropriate photos online<br />Not sending a thank you note after the interview<br />Not asking the interviewer any questions <br />
  16. 16. Package yourself creatively<br />Hello,<br />My Abilities: Administrative - Enterprising - Linguistic (AEL) <br />A: "I like work that involves looking after and organizing information and things. I<br />Like routines and instructions and enjoy checking facts and figures. I like to be well<br />organized."<br />E: "I like work that allows me to take charge and make important choices. I like to<br />help people make decisions and motivate them. I like the challenge of something<br />new."<br />L: "I like work that involves speaking or writing about things. I like the opportunity<br />to express myself through discussion and debate, and communicating using a<br />variety of media." <br />I have more than 9 years of call center experience.<br />Outbound: I was responsible for handling Telemarketing, Tele-Surveys and Tele-Sales. <br />Inbound: Work Force Management, Hiring, Training & Call Center Efficiency Analytics. <br />Kind Regards,<br />Name <br />Email <br />Phone <br />

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