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AND YOUR JOB SEARCH
Do's and Don'ts
Facebook 12M users
Facebook 50M users
Facebook 100M users
Facebook 350M users
Linkedin 5M users
Linkedin 15M users
Linkedin 33M users
Linkedin 40M users
Twitter: 100M tweets
Twitter: 500K tweets
Twitter: 2B tweets per
Do's & Dont's
1. Be smart
Change your security settings
Take off any 'unprofessional' content
Read articles & blogs - the help you need is a 'google' away!
2. Be Consistent
'Branding' is very important
Make effort to align all social networks so you give the same impression
Link networks as you create them
Always consider what your 'VALUE' is
3. Become an expert
Sharing new information
Sharing information from others
Asking pertinent questions
4. Meet & Connect with people!
This is what it's all about - go for it!
Use your profile to highlight your strengths.
Use a professional looking profile photo.
Show that you can have fun and you have a sense of humor. Employers often want well rounded employees.
Use the search feature to find people that you want in your network. Corporate directories are a place to start - once you have a name, try searching.
Spend time every day building on existing and new connections!
in Job Search
The Power of Linkedin
1. Shoot for 100% complete profile!
2. Make yourself 'anonymous' until you're ready
3. Review other profiles
MY TOP 3 FEATURES TO EXPLORE
2. Use People Search (& Advanced)
3. Use Company Search
4. Use Groups
1. Get noticed by decision-makers
2. Increase your 'value'
3. Find referrals and job openings
not posted anywhere else!
4. Connect to the 'right' people for you
Using Twitter for Job Search
Have a strategy
Learn the rules
Connect all three using...
Hootsuite or Tweetdeck or another product
The Social Landscape
Eric Hilden, Career Placement Officer
Library of congress saving all 'tweets'
for historical record
750Million active users
Connect to the 'right'
people for you
SOURCES USED FOR THIS PRESENTATION
Engage others with
2nd layer questions/comments
Remember it's all about your 'brand'
Corporations using Facebook to recruit!
Sharp Healthcare - San Diego, CA
2007 reports were that every Fortune 500 company had a representative on Linkedin
Tricia Smith has completed a Certification for Computerized Accounting Specialist and is looking forward to putting those skills to use. 5 days ago
New Graduate Student ‘Summary’
To seek a challenging position within a growing industry where my talents can be effectively utilized to fulfill the company's mission. Traits: Man of integrity, personable, poised, confident, prompt, ambitious, eloquent, puts 200% into everything, a leader.
Experienced Student ‘Summary’
Senior Software Engineer with experience in technical project management and full life-cycle development. Proficient with Microsoft Windows Server configuration and administration with an emphasis on High Availability and Virtual Server technologies.
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker,Nancy M. Padberg, T. J. Prendergest, III , Frank M. Meldau • Eve Shieh, Student Trustee
Gary Poertner, Chancellor SADDLEBACK COLLEGE: Tod A. Burnett, Ed.D., President