Showcase Your Work
(and your digital skills)
Steve Buttry
Southern Regional Press Institute
Savannah State University
Febr...
Read more
• @stevebuttry
• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career
advice” category)
• Check links in today’s blog post
• slide...
Connect w/ the pros

@TauhidChappell

@lexybcruz
Connect w/ the pros

@jskarp

@jghellum
Connections lead to jobs

@jimbradysp

@jxpaton
Build your digital profile
Google yourself (the people you want to
work for will). What do you find?
• Bylines
• Profiles ...
Help employers find you
• Hyperlink your résumé (but make sure it
reads well printed out)
• Link to profiles, stories
• De...
Showcase your work
•
•
•
•
•
•

Google+ profile
LinkedIn profile
Twitter, Facebook
About.me, Intersect, timelines, maps …
...
Google+
Sure, it’s boring, but …
• Shows up high in search results (duh!
What’s the name?)
• Hangout is effective for remo...
LinkedIn
Yeah, it’s boring, too, but …
• Recommend & endorse some
colleagues, profs, bosses on internships
• Ask for recom...
Twitter, Facebook
•
•
•
•

Be personable but professional
Post links to stories, blog posts, etc.
Post photos & videos
Fil...
Syncing social media
• Avoid auto-syncing FB & Twitter
• Syncing for deliberate cross-posting saves
time
Videos
• Use social tools: YouTube, Tout, Instagram
• In profiles & résumés, link to videos by &
about you
• Showcase your...
Your blog
• Shows employer your raw copy (is that a
good thing? Edit it professionally)
• Content is fresh, browsable, var...
Digital portfolio tools
• Curation tools:
RebelMouse, Newspeg, Pinterest, Storify
• Storytelling tools:
Intersect, Scrollk...
Network digitally
•
•
•
•
•
•

Connect digitally w/ people you admire
Connect w/ pros you touch base with
RT & converse w/...
Little things are big things
• Customize & hyperlink résumés
• Post résumé on Scribd or
DocumentCloud
• Fact-check & spell...
Job-hunting tips
• Work job-hunt like a story: research, be
resourceful, work your sources, write a
great lead, follow w/ ...
Always remember:

Never say “no” for
someone else.
Read more
• @stevebuttry
• #srpi
• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career
advice” category)
• Check links in today’s blog post...
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  1. 1. Showcase Your Work (and your digital skills) Steve Buttry Southern Regional Press Institute Savannah State University February 20, 2014 #srpi
  2. 2. Read more • @stevebuttry • stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category) • Check links in today’s blog post • slideshare.net/stevebuttry • stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  3. 3. Connect w/ the pros @TauhidChappell @lexybcruz
  4. 4. Connect w/ the pros @jskarp @jghellum
  5. 5. Connections lead to jobs @jimbradysp @jxpaton
  6. 6. Build your digital profile Google yourself (the people you want to work for will). What do you find? • Bylines • Profiles & portfolios • Blog, social media • Photos, videos (by or of you) • Anything embarrassing?
  7. 7. Help employers find you • Hyperlink your résumé (but make sure it reads well printed out) • Link to profiles, stories • Develop a profile page(s) as portal to your work • Common name? Suggest search keywords to employers (and use them)
  8. 8. Showcase your work • • • • • • Google+ profile LinkedIn profile Twitter, Facebook About.me, Intersect, timelines, maps … Blog (when did you last post?) Personal site (“about me” or portfolio)
  9. 9. Google+ Sure, it’s boring, but … • Shows up high in search results (duh! What’s the name?) • Hangout is effective for remote interview (much better for job-hunter than phone)
  10. 10. LinkedIn Yeah, it’s boring, too, but … • Recommend & endorse some colleagues, profs, bosses on internships • Ask for recommendations from profs, bosses or internship colleagues • See what apps you can sync w/ (recent blog posts may show, etc.) • Keep résumé updated
  11. 11. Twitter, Facebook • • • • Be personable but professional Post links to stories, blog posts, etc. Post photos & videos Fill out profile w/ info that’s useful for prospective employer • Clean up the embarrassing stuff
  12. 12. Syncing social media • Avoid auto-syncing FB & Twitter • Syncing for deliberate cross-posting saves time
  13. 13. Videos • Use social tools: YouTube, Tout, Instagram • In profiles & résumés, link to videos by & about you • Showcase your video shooting, editing & storytelling skills • Tell your career story in video • Animated videos (Xtranormal) • Embed in blog
  14. 14. Your blog • Shows employer your raw copy (is that a good thing? Edit it professionally) • Content is fresh, browsable, varied • Use links well (internal & external) • Strong “about me” page, telling story & linking to your best work and/or recommendations
  15. 15. Digital portfolio tools • Curation tools: RebelMouse, Newspeg, Pinterest, Storify • Storytelling tools: Intersect, Scrollkit, NewHive, Thinglink • Portfolio tools: Clippings.me, ResumUp, • Portal to you: About.me, about page on blog
  16. 16. Network digitally • • • • • • Connect digitally w/ people you admire Connect w/ pros you touch base with RT & converse w/ pros on Twitter #wjchat, #spjchat, #dfmchat, etc. Follow up (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, email) Comment on blogs
  17. 17. Little things are big things • Customize & hyperlink résumés • Post résumé on Scribd or DocumentCloud • Fact-check & spell names right • Include contact info.
  18. 18. Job-hunting tips • Work job-hunt like a story: research, be resourceful, work your sources, write a great lead, follow w/ substance • Nail the interview (be on time, ask good questions, don’t BS) • Don’t be a pest, but persistence is a job skill
  19. 19. Always remember: Never say “no” for someone else.
  20. 20. Read more • @stevebuttry • #srpi • stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category) • Check links in today’s blog post • slideshare.net/stevebuttry • stephenbuttry@gmail.com

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