Social media in your job search - 2/8/12

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Social media in your job search - 2/8/12

  1. 1. Social Media in your Job/Internship Search: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  2. 2. Anywhere from 45% to 80% of employers are using the internet to pre-screen candidates
  3. 3. 35% of employers reported they have found content on social networking sites that caused them not to hire the candidate. Why Employers Disregarded Candidates After Screening Online
  4. 4. 8% of employers reported they have found content on social networking sites that caused them to hire the candidate. Why Employers Hired Candidates After Screening Online
  5. 5. According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires. Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
  6. 6. Building real relationships, actively maintaining them, and giving as much as you take.
  7. 7. What is Social Media? “Social media describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share content, opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives, and media themselves.” Social media is… Editable Popular A conversation Fast Historical Ironic Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_medi
  8. 8. • More than 350 million active users • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  9. 9. Facebooking for Jobs…101  First, make a decision whether to keep Facebook social or expand your use.  If you decide to use Facebook for professional networking, take a close look at your Profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see - and what you don't.  Create a simple profile (or clean up your existing one) with minimal graphics and widgets.
  10. 10. Facebooking for Jobs…101  Limit the photos you post.  Post content relevant to your job search or career.  Use Facebook email to build relationships with your “Friends”.  Choose your friends wisely. Remember your friends can see information about your other friends in your Profile.
  11. 11. How to Use Facebook in Your Job/Internship Search The most efficient way to use Facebook in your job/internship search is to update your status with relevant information. (For example, if your looking for a job/internship and you let your friends know, they will want to help you—perhaps by passing along a contact that they know is hiring.)
  12. 12. Twitter is a free social networking and micro- blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Short, sweet and to the point. 140 characters (not words, not letters, characters) to say what you want to say to your followers.
  13. 13. • 14,000,000+ Professionals • 500,000+ Senior Executives • Executives from 498 Fortune 500 companies • 65,000 new professionals every week • Average experience level: 15 yrs
  14. 14. Jennifer Fisher, Program Manager jfisher@fwchamber.org Graduate Retention Program Twitter: Jenfisherfw Blog: www.generationalsoup.com www.fwchamber.org/grad

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