Social Media in Job Searching

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  • 1. People feel differently about social media.
  • 2. Im a fan.
  • 3. Im also a skeptic.
  • 4. Many tools can help you get a job. But focusing on the tools is absurd.
  • 5. One tool can have many uses. We cant predict what people will do with tools.
  • 6. You probably think some new tools are silly. Is it the tools?
  • 7. Sherrys Secrets: 1) People are curious. 2) People like to talk. 3) People like to help (if its easy).
  • 8. 1) People are curious. Theyre interested in things you know about. They want to know more about you. 2) People like to talk. Listen & learn. Chime in. 3) People like to help (if its easy). Help them first. Make it easy.
  • 9. Which should you use??
  • 10. Consider the attributes of the tool you choose: Intimacy Nuance Detail Potential Audience Reciprocity Permanence Searchability Immediacy Geography
  • 11. Relationship Building intimacy privacy nuance geography reciprocity
  • 12. Learning: immediacy searchability detail permanence
  • 13. Sharing Knowledge: searchability potential audience detail permanence
  • 14. Its all changing. You cant keep up. Thats ok.
  • 15. Help Me (if its easy) Introduce me to a stonemason in Portland Suggest improvements to this talk Hire or meet with a Bowdoin student Tell me about a surprising job youve loved Recommend me on LinkedIn Share a cutting from a hardy houseplant
  • 16. Scheherazade Mason smason@bowdoin.edu Twitter: sherryfm