Saturday, May 23, 2015

Activate Career and Social Media Strategies!

Social Media promotes social networking, the process of using already existing contacts to meet new people as potential social or business links.

Social Media helps you -
  • Provide immediate feedback
  • Provide 24/7 access to needed information and resources
  • Engage and connect with clients, students, customers, family, and friends,
  • Create environments or Personal Learning Networks where you can collaborate
  • Express critical thinking, innovation, and creativity

Examples of Social Media Tools

Here are the examples, highlights, descriptions, illustrations, and contact information of social media resources –
  • Resource One: Facebook
  • Resource Two: Google+
  • Resource Three: Twitter
  • Resource Four: Linkedin
  • Resource Five: Hootsuite
  • Resource Six: Graphics - Infographics & Pinterest
  • Resource Seven: Evernote - note taking and archiving software
  • Resource Eight: Slideshare - document, PDF, video and webinar
  • Resource Nine: Issuu - digital publishing platform
  • Resource Ten: Prezi - cloud-based presentation software
  • Resource Eleven: Scribd - web and mobile device online library
  • Resource Twelve: Wordle - word cloud generator software
  • Resource Thirteen: Blogs - Blogger and Wordpress
  • Resource Fourteen: MOOC

Resource Four: Linkedin

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional business-oriented social networking service with over 175 million members and growing rapidly.

There are different reasons to use LinkedIn –       
  •  Networking – Connect with professionals
  • Recruitment
  • People, company, and industry research
  • Job Email Alerts
  • Discussion groups
  • Branding
  • Job Search
  • Interview preparation
  • College or field of study research – LinkedIn for Education
How to create a LinkedIn Profile

Here are two (2) tutorials to step up a LinkedIn account –
Jorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 LinkedIn Groups Job Seekers Must Join -
  1.  A Job Needed – A Job Posted
  2. Career Change Central
  3. CareerLink Network
  4. Corporate Recruiters
  5. Executive Suite
  6. Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections
  7. Jobs Alert
  8. Linked:HR
  9. Personal Branding Network
  10. Positive Thinkers
NACE created a Career Counselor’s Guide to LinkedIn in the job search.

Read more in Master Social Media 101...

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