Published on February 20, 2014
Showcase Your Work (and your digital skills) Steve Buttry Southern Regional Press Institute Savannah State University February 20, 2014 #srpi
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Connections lead to jobs @jimbradysp @jxpaton
Build your digital profile Google yourself (the people you want to work for will). What do you find? • Bylines • Profiles & portfolios • Blog, social media • Photos, videos (by or of you) • Anything embarrassing?
Help employers find you • Hyperlink your résumé (but make sure it reads well printed out) • Link to profiles, stories • Develop a profile page(s) as portal to your work • Common name? Suggest search keywords to employers (and use them)
Showcase your work • • • • • • Google+ profile LinkedIn profile Twitter, Facebook About.me, Intersect, timelines, maps … Blog (when did you last post?) Personal site (“about me” or portfolio)
Google+ Sure, it’s boring, but … • Shows up high in search results (duh! What’s the name?) • Hangout is effective for remote interview (much better for job-hunter than phone)
LinkedIn Yeah, it’s boring, too, but … • Recommend & endorse some colleagues, profs, bosses on internships • Ask for recommendations from profs, bosses or internship colleagues • See what apps you can sync w/ (recent blog posts may show, etc.) • Keep résumé updated
Twitter, Facebook • • • • Be personable but professional Post links to stories, blog posts, etc. Post photos & videos Fill out profile w/ info that’s useful for prospective employer • Clean up the embarrassing stuff
Syncing social media • Avoid auto-syncing FB & Twitter • Syncing for deliberate cross-posting saves time
Videos • Use social tools: YouTube, Tout, Instagram • In profiles & résumés, link to videos by & about you • Showcase your video shooting, editing & storytelling skills • Tell your career story in video • Animated videos (Xtranormal) • Embed in blog
Your blog • Shows employer your raw copy (is that a good thing? Edit it professionally) • Content is fresh, browsable, varied • Use links well (internal & external) • Strong “about me” page, telling story & linking to your best work and/or recommendations
Digital portfolio tools • Curation tools: RebelMouse, Newspeg, Pinterest, Storify • Storytelling tools: Intersect, Scrollkit, NewHive, Thinglink • Portfolio tools: Clippings.me, ResumUp, • Portal to you: About.me, about page on blog
Network digitally • • • • • • Connect digitally w/ people you admire Connect w/ pros you touch base with RT & converse w/ pros on Twitter #wjchat, #spjchat, #dfmchat, etc. Follow up (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, email) Comment on blogs
Little things are big things • Customize & hyperlink résumés • Post résumé on Scribd or DocumentCloud • Fact-check & spell names right • Include contact info.
Job-hunting tips • Work job-hunt like a story: research, be resourceful, work your sources, write a great lead, follow w/ substance • Nail the interview (be on time, ask good questions, don’t BS) • Don’t be a pest, but persistence is a job skill
Always remember: Never say “no” for someone else.
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