How Job Seekers Use Social Media

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How Job Seekers Use Social Media

  1. 1. How Job Seekers Use Social Media To Their Advantage Tracy Tran Owner/CEO/Recruiter/Social Media Dweeb Tran Recruiting, LLC Fairfax, VA
  2. 2. Web 1.0 • Information • Basic Web Site • Publishing • Content Management
  3. 3. Web 2.0 • Blogs • Participation • Engagement • Interactive Content
  4. 4. Describe Yourself • Name • Your Personal or Company Website • Six Word Resume about Yourself
  5. 5. Linkedin • The Suit and Tie of Social Media • 35 Million Users • Enhancement of your resume
  6. 6. How to use Linkedin • Extensive Information • Connect with past, present, and potential workers • Company Search • People Search • Recommendations • Looking for Answers
  7. 7. Linkedin Talent Advantage http://talent.linkedin.com
  8. 8. Facebook • 150 Million Users • Social Utility • Can be anything you want
  9. 9. How to use Facebook in your Job Hunt • People Search • Company Search • Jobs Available • Relevance
  10. 10. Twitter • 5 Million Users (and rapidly growing) • Micro-Blogging • Only 140 characters to type • Most versatile of social media
  11. 11. How to use Twitter in Job Hunt • Keyword Search (HR, #HR) • Search Sites • Work into a conversation (it’s open) • Job Board replacement
  12. 12. Twitter Job Search Help • http://tweepsearch.com • http://www.twellow.com • http://search.twitter.com • Follow @jobshouts, @TwitHire, and @jobangels
  13. 13. Social Media Niche
  14. 14. Social Media Niches • Social Networks for specific areas (industries) • Easier to contact • Relationship already created
  15. 15. Social Media Niche Sites for HR • http://hrmtoday.com • http://www.recruitingblogs.com • Anything can be social media, depending on the owner of the site.
  16. 16. Other Social Media Sites • MySpace • Friendster • Hi5 • Bebo • Plaxo • Last.FM • YouTube • Spoke
  17. 17. Profile Searches • http://www.yasni.com • http://www.wink.com
  18. 18. Blogs
  19. 19. Blogs • The oldest social media method on the internet. • Can be anything you want (Picture, Personal, Business) • A detailed version of your philosophy in anything.
  20. 20. Two Things about Social Media
  21. 21. Ways to Integrate and Connect • RSS Feeds • Google Reader • Comments and Discuss
  22. 22. Final Thought
  23. 23. HRA-NCA News • February 11 – Chapter Event “Are We Serious About Leadership Development?” • Please join HRA-NCA and HRA-NCA-JSG Linkedin Groups • For more information, please check http://www.hra-nca.org
  24. 24. Questions and Answers
  25. 25. Tracy Tran Tran Recruiting, LLC P.O. Box 65 Fairfax, VA 22038 Phone/Fax: (703) 334-8454 Cell: (703) 618-2176 Find me @ Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Website: http://www.tranrecruiting.com Blog: http://thispersonstinks.wordpress.com/cat egory/hr

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