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Social Media And Job Search 2012

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How social media sites can be used to enhancd job search: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

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Social Media And Job Search 2012

  1. 1. Social Media and Your Job Search Calgary Public Library: Career Resource Division Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. What Is It? Technology that facilitates human interaction Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Ubiquitous and Pervasive• Twitter: Neshi• YouTube: 2nd largest search engine• Facebook: 3.5 billion pieces of content shared each week• 96% of 18-35 year olds are on a social network Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Why Bother?• Showcase skills• Generate awareness of your specialties• Keep competitive in the job market Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Social Media for Job Search Source:MediaBistro.com Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Start with a plan Don’t tackle everything at once Keep it professionalRemember: You’re creating an online presence and brand Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. The Big Four LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Blogs Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. What Are Companies Using? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. LinkedIn World’s largest online business networking site: over 130 million users Using the Internet to find and be found by people Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. LinkedIn • Stay informed: your professional contacts and industry • Find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your business or employment goals • Control your professional identity online Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Facebook845 million users Free Powerpoint Templates Source: mashable.com/jobvite Page 11
  12. 12. Be Careful! Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. Twitter • 140 characters •Microblogging •Instant updates •Employers and job sites post job openings Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. Twitter Source: Oliver Widder, 2009 Free Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. Twitter•TwitterJobSearch.com: job search engine thatsearches Twitter for jobs by keyword Free Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  16. 16. Blogs: Create Free Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  17. 17. Follow, Watch, Comment Free Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  18. 18. Help at the Library Free Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  19. 19. Caution ! Social networking is just one way of reaching out in a culture that still highly values face-to-face contact… Free Powerpoint Templates Page 19

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