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Presented by Brian Solomon Job Service Director Brian Domenoski, CSMO Job Service E&T Specialist. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA?. A form of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.
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Job Service Director
Brian Domenoski, CSMO
Job Service E&T Specialist
(1) Culture Fit - Are you likeable? The Hiring Manager / Recruiter is determining a jobseeker’s fit within their company – and the position.
(2) Personal Branding Inconsistencies - Are you authentic? Are you who you say you are? The warning signs during this critical stage are 99.9% self-inflicted.
(3) Written Communication Skills - Are you a communicator? You have all the time in the world to write a good cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile.
(4) Trending Health Issues - Are you dependable? This may be the least known factor of a recruiter’s check of your social media.
(5) Lifestyle Changes - Are you focused? Recruiters want to know that for at least two to three years, you will remain the person they hired you for – and that you’ll be able make this job your highest priority.
SummaryRecruiters use social media – for a lot more than you think, at a deeper level than most imagine. Jobseekers very seldom are given the opportunity to explain, clarify or retract anything they said on social media.
What do your social media accounts tell the world about you?
Super Tool !
LinkedIn’s most powerful tool is the Introduction function.
Who's Viewed Your Profile?
Your profile has been viewed by 6 people in the past 7 days.
You have shown up in search results 36 times in the past 3 days.
Your LinkedIn Network
427Connections link you to 13,959,820+ professionals
40,736New people in your Network since November 26
The vast majority (93%) of recruiters use LinkedIn as their first choice to find candidates for employment.
Create a Dynamite Profile!
Like most social networks, LinkedIn hosts your personal profile, a page on which you may list information like job experience and professional skills.
A LinkedIn profile that is 100% complete is 41 times more effective than a less than 100% profile.
• Write recommendations for people you’ve worked with and for.
• Connect. Connect. Connect.
Add regular "What are you working on" updates like:
Head to the “jobs” tab. Perform an advanced search for available jobs by keyword, title, location, company, salary and industry. Save jobs to review later.
NOTE: Basic membership for LinkedIn is free. Job Center of Wisconsin LinkedIn has a sample profile for job seekers to use as a guide for their profiles.
Log onto: www.linkedin.com/in/jobcenterwi
ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS ABOUT LINKEDIN?
We currently have over 470 followers! (200% growth in 2012)
A free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages, and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
Facebook should be part of a job seeker’s networking activities.
for Job Seekers
Make sure only friends can see your personal information, photos, religious, and political views.
Carefully choose which viewers can see your posts.
With the privacy settings, you are given an opportunity to preview your site, a feature that lets you see what the outside world sees when they access your Facebook page.
Complete Your Profile
Follow the tips LinkedIn has to complete a profile there for your Facebook page. This also helps to complete your personal brand.
Follow Your Dream Companies
Search for companies you want to work at and like their Facebook Fan pages. Once your “Like” is registered, you receive news about the company directly in your news stream.
Find Common Interest Groups and Conferences
Post on the newsfeeds of people you subscribe to and your friends about what you want to do. Recruiters and companies will want to see passion in what you talk about.
Friends for Help
With nearly 3,500 “Likes,” JCW Facebook provides informative articles, business profiles, useful job-seeker tips and advice in all aspects of the job search as well as information on the services WI Job Centers offer.
New York Times tech blogger Nick Bilton says, “People start out addicted to Facebook, and then become fatigued. On Twitter, they start out fatigued, and then become addicted.”
ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS ABOUT FACEBOOK?
for your job search
Amazon offers job seekers the opportunity to create a profile, write reviews, manage lists of books or other products, make comments on reviews, even publish eBooks.
Unlike the other social media, you need to be in an “open job search” – either unemployed or with a clear termination date for your job.
Calling itself “Where ambitious young professionals connect and grow,” Brazen is a network where members establish public profiles, post status updates, and connect with each other.
for your job search
If you are comfortable performing, speaking, or teaching – or interested in a career doing any of those 3 things – YouTube.com could be a very useful social network for you. Create your own “channel”.
If you are comfortable creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, SlideShare.com could be the venue for you to raise your visibility.