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Tweet Your Way To A New Job

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Presentation on using Twitter (and social media) for job search

Published in: Career, Technology, Business

Tweet Your Way To A New Job

  1. A Social Media Job Search Warren Sukernek Tweet your way to a new job Flickr: Stillthedudeabides Flickr: Dimmerswitch
  2. On December 18, I was laid off and became a statistic Flickr: Billypalooza
  3. The difference one tweet can make
  4. <ul><li>One Tweet </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>One Tweet </li></ul>
  6. <ul><li>One Tweet </li></ul>
  7. Success Flickr: Cavalier92 <ul><li>4 job offers </li></ul><ul><li>All in 3 weeks! </li></ul>
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  14. You can’t just join Twitter and tweet. <ul><li>You’ve got to build it before you need it . </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Twitter Ninja </li></ul>
  15. My social media tool box –How to stand out from the crowd Flickr: Hbarrows
  16. My Network Flickr: Jcroach Fairly large Multichannel
  17. My Community <ul><li>Networking is Most important </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks increase velocity and access </li></ul><ul><li>Loose ties are more valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific in what you want </li></ul>Flickr: Legay
  18. Blogging <ul><li>Something you’re passionate about </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates your subject matter expertise/ POV </li></ul><ul><li>Write fairly often </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic doesn’t matter for finding a job </li></ul>
  19. My social media resume Digital breadcrumbs Publications Speaking
  20. Where is your resume? <ul><li>Is it accessible online? </li></ul><ul><li>Get beyond paper </li></ul><ul><li>Are you findable? </li></ul><ul><li>Use links in the document </li></ul>
  21. Set your goal Flickr: Simon-Wakefield
  22. Flickr: Greg Timm
  23. Make a favorable impression
  24. Putting it all together Flickr:Lumaxart
  25. Push Pull Sending Applications Content Syndication Their brand Your brand Recruiters Active in your community Monster Indeed Short term Sustainable
  26. Personal branding
  27. Compelling description Recommendations Where else are you active?
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  30. Your digital footprint Flickr: Nathan Gibbs
  31. <ul><li>45 percent of employers are now using social media to screen potential job candidates </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>You’re not alone Harris Interactive Survey Flickr: Deeble
  32. <ul><li>35 percent of employers have decided not to offer a job to a candidate based on the results of that social media background check. </li></ul>Ouch Flickr: Numberstumper
  33. Summary
  34. Resources Alison Doyle – Jobsearch.About.com Daniel Johnson, Jr – How I Got My Job Podcasts Cris Janzen – I Love My Job! Jason Alba – Jibber Jobber Applicant .com Mack Collier – How to use social media to land your next job Rachel Levy – Researching a Company Before the Job Interview TwiTip – 5 Methods I Used to Get a Job Through Twitter Mashable – How to Leverage Twitter for Hiring Job search links on Delicious
  35. <ul><li>Warren Sukernek </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@warrenss </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/warrenss </li></ul>

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