Camosun College - Social Media and Job Search

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These are the slides from a presentation I gave on December 1st, 2010 on how people can use Social Media to help land that perfect job.

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Camosun College - Social Media and Job Search

  1. 1. Camosun College “Employment Search and Social Media” @tpholmes
  2. 2. What I do... <ul><ul><ul><li>IdeaZone.ca (web and print design)
  3. 3. MySocial Productions (Social Media Camp) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eBrands Media Group (web publishing) </li><ul><li>Foodie.ca
  4. 4. YourCanada.ca
  5. 5. Other web properties </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I'm married, and we have a fabulous 5-year-old!
  6. 6. I'm a social media advocate... </li><ul><li>I co-founded Social Media Club in Victoria
  7. 7. I blog daily (somewhere or other).
  8. 8. I speak at different events and offer workshops </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Social Media Allows You To Build A PERSONAL BRAND
  10. 10. Focus!
  11. 11. Plan, Setup, Engage! <ul><ul><li>Blog/Website
  12. 12. Facebook Page
  13. 13. LinkedIn
  14. 14. Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Introduced
  15. 15. Engage
  16. 16. Target People </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Why Blog? <ul><ul><li>Demonstrate your skills </li><ul><ul><li>Provide a destination URL with “About”
  18. 18. Free services: </li><ul><li>WordPress.com
  19. 19. Posterous
  20. 20. Tumblr </li></ul></ul></ul><li>Don't blog if your writing sucks. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Facebook <ul><ul><li>Start being a grown-up on Facebook: </li><ul><li>“ Edit Friends” and create groups
  22. 22. Organize (or delete) your photos
  23. 23. Untag yourself from photos
  24. 24. Delete those unseamly status updates
  25. 25. Put a nice profile picture up </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. LinkedIn <ul><ul><li>Your “Resume on Steroids”
  27. 27. Connect with businesspeople, other students, professors, etc. </li><ul><li>Check your e-mail for existing users </li></ul><li>Link your blog (WordPress)
  28. 28. Join groups
  29. 29. Request (and give) recommendations
  30. 30. Ask for introductions!! </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Twitter <ul><ul><li>It's OK to be forward on Twitter.
  32. 32. Follow your prospective employers. </li><ul><ul><li>Retweet them (step 1)
  33. 33. Engage them (step 2)
  34. 34. Ask if they have time for a coffee (step 3) </li></ul></ul><li>Tweet intelligent things about your expertise </li><ul><ul><li>Retweet it, if you weren't the originator </li></ul></ul><li>Strategically List! </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Paul Holmes [email_address] IdeaZone.ca/blog PaulHolmes.ca Questions? Facebook.com/IdeaZone Facebook.com/PaulHolmes LinkedIn.com/companies/IdeaZone.ca LinkedIn.com/in/tpholmes twitter.com/IdeaZone twitter.com/tpholmes

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