Using social media (and networking) to land a job
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- 1. Using social media (and networking) to find a job
- 2. Why am I here?
Have never found a job using Workopolis, Monster, classified ads.
Currently have an awesome joband they came to me!
- 3. Schoolits still Real Life!
- 4. Student Life
To most employers youre all equal
- 5. Student Life
With debt piling up and the excitement of moving on, students are anxious to land a job
BUT how will you ensure you land a dream job?
- 6. You *Can* Stand out
- 7. Fact:
Over 50% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates.
(in your industry, its probably closer to 100%)
- 8. They will Google You
- 9. You can Control What they find*
- 10. Networking
The more you do, the easier it is.
Online & Offline
It really, really, really is all about who you know!! (AND who knows YOU!)
- 11. Building your network
Join Professional Associations (IABC Ottawa)
Take advantage of free or low-cost events:
Third Tuesday, Social Media Breakfast, Case Study Jam,
Find groups on Meetup.com
Follow up! Send a quick email, LinkedIn invite or direct message.
Try going alone
- 12. Social Media Etiquette
- 18. Be Discreet
"Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work."
- 20. Facebook Fail
Just DONT post negatively about work!
- 21. Is this Personal Branding?
If you think of a brand as how others will perceive you then YES.
But remember: a brand includes EVERY detail and interaction, walk the walk and talk the talk!
Whatever you do, dont call yourself an expert!
- 22. Questions?
- 23. Kelly Ruskrusk@thornleyfallis.cakellyrusk.com@krusk
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