Job Searching with Social Media (UC Spring 2015)

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Job Searching in Social Media

Job Searching in Social MediaWeek #14April 28, 2015Utica CollegePRL 408: Social MediaThomas ArmitageBackgroundEveryone does social media today.Social media has made it extremely easy to apply for jobs but harder to stand out. Average job search takes 18 weeks.Research, writing and speaking skills will NEVER go out of style.





The guide

20. Develop a plan

19. All the traditional things

18. Contact spreadsheet

17. Apps

16. Professional online brand

15. Walk the walk

14. Talk the talk

13. Create a homebase

12. Webinars

11. Learn software

10. Twitter lists

9. Twitter chats#agencychat, Fridays at 2 p.m.#blogchat, Sundays at 9 p.m.#journchat, Mondays at 8 p.m.#u30pro, Thursdays at 7 p.m.#jobchat, Thursdays at 8 p.m.#contentchat, Mondays at 3 p.m.#mobilechat, Wednesdays at 9 p.m.#pr20chat, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.#smchat, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

8. Conferences and events

7. Read every single day

6. Resume

5. LinkedIn profile

4. Informational interviews

3. Blog like crazy

2. Create boatloads of content

1. Connect. With. Everyone.


Next weekComprehensive ReviewFinal Exam

To do:Study for finalSet-up LinkedIn profile and connect with meReferencesAhmad, I. (2013, October 4). How to improve your job search by using social media. Social Media Examiner. Retrieved on April 26, 2014 from, S. (2014, January 30). The ultimate social media guide to getting a job. Media Bistro. Retrieved on April 26, 2014 from, Y. (2014, March 13). How to hunt for a job using social media. Mashable. Retrieved on April 26, 2014 from, S. (2013, October 2). Using social media to land your dream job. ReadWrite. Retrieved on April 26, 2014 from