Using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook in Your Job Search

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Information about Using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook in Your Job Search

Published on July 15, 2009

Author: LynnHazan



Chicago AMA Career Workshop Series, Part 1
July 13, 2009

Using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in Your Job Search AMA Career Workshop #1 Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates James Heckman, American Marketing Association

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." Charles Darwin

Web 2.0 Shift in Content Professional Vs. Citizen Generated • Professional pubs • Blogs • Newspapers • RSS Feeds • Trade magazines • YouTube • Business pubs • Google • Reference books • Wikis • Professional Associations • Online Communities

What is Your Expertise in a Changing World? • Who are you? • Strengths & core competencies • Reinvent yourself, your skills • How to get word out about yourself

Networking = • Human • Rapport and Relationship • Person to person • Lifelong

Key to Networking • Build lifelong relationships • Build within/outside companies • Join professional associations,online social networks • Build horizontally & vertically

Spheres of Influence -- Individual Contacts Organizations Community Pl ac ro r n g ou es up ow in y ofW Soc ll ial C or Fi lubs sh ip rvs Listse YOU Pro fess ulture iona Arts/C l As soci U atio n n s Sports and Clubs A iver ro our tte si ng ny up nd tie ow ill i ed s F

Professional Associations • American Marketing Association • Industry-specific Charities and causes: • Volunteer and get involved • Continue education

The C’s of Social Media • Content • Community • Connections • Conversation • Constantly changing

Social Networking Options

Social Network #1

r h y ou f re s t e nt Re on y c u larl re g

Make Sure You Are Discoverable • Easy to contact from your LinkedIn page: – Via email address – Link to blog – Phone number • So that hiring managers AND recruiters can find YOU

Add y o ur o w n f irm

Invitation to join LinkedIn Dear Lynn, I look forward to meeting you and learning from your presentation tonight at the AMA meetup. I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. Thanks, Patricia Sorenson Pe rso nalize y o ur inv it at ions

Recommendations Re c om m Ge t de d ot h e nd e rs m me n re co

Create your own group Join s up g ro Alumni groups Professional associations

Join the AMA LinkedIn Group

What I Am Working On e Pr o mo t o y ou rse lf t k e t w or y o ur n

What are you working on? Keep up with your network

LinkedIn Applications Company Buzz Searches twitter for posts about your company or other keywords that you choose

LinkedIn Applications My Travel by Tripit Shows your upcoming trips and notifies you when people in your network are in your area

LinkedIn Applications Huddle Workspaces Get your team working together online. Private workspaces for discussion and document sharing.

LinkedIn Applications Reading List by Amazon Share what you’re reading with others, and see what other people are reading

Create Content on SlideShare

After posting a presentation, LH&A was featured on SlideShare’s Career frontpage: A n endorsement from SlideShare

Post a Slidecast

An underutilized resource app Slid e Share Add t he inke dIn pag e L t o y o ur re usag e f ro m mo and g e t r cont e nt y ou Promote yourself with your resume and portfolio

How am I doing? Psst… Be a LinkedIn spy

Check Out Who’s Viewed Your Profile Find this on right side of your LinkedIn home page It’s only visible to you!

Click “See more” for your own mini survey

Ask (and Answer) Questions of Your Network

Social Network #2

Lingo of the Twitter Universe •Tweet •Follow / Follower •Direct Message •Hashtag: a way to connect messages on the same subject ● Chicago AMA Hashtag: #chiama

Twitter – What’s the Point? •Broadcast medium •Research tool •News service

In-Depth Twitter Tutorial • /a-practical-guide-to-twittering-for- business

Brett Farmiloe’s Twitter Tips 10 Twitter Tools A Social Media Manager Uses st.asp?post=19285

Social Network #3

Lynn’s Personal Facebook Page

Join or create Facebook groups

AMA Fan Page QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Blog on news, analysis and insight related to Facebook

Networking & Social Media = Visibility, value-add and demand for your talent/expertise

Live long and prosper! Lynn Hazan 312.863.5401

To sign up for Lynn’s E-jobs, the free, confidential listserv from Lynn Hazan & Associates: Clearly print your name and email address on the sign up sheet!

Join us for the next two AMA/LH&A Career Workshops! Part 2: Resumes Part 3: Interviewing Tuesday, July 28 Thursday, August 13 6:30 - 8:00 6:30 - 8:00

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