On the WordPress home page, I stumbled upon a featured article titled “How NOT to Get a Job After Graduation”. To my surprise, the article consisted of an awesome slideshow (embedded below). An even bigger surprise was the second half of the presentation, which included tips on how to leverage social media in your job search.
I’ll let you get through the presentation yourself, but what stuck out to me is this: that although social media has changed the dynamics of job search a bit, the basic system pretty much remains intact – i.e. as follows:
Research > Create a Target List > Reach Out
Adding “Takeaway Tweets” on her presentation was another nice surprise. What a genius idea! Seriously! Making it easy for your audience to tweet about your presentation is such a great tactic. It builds buzz arout your event, but it also ensures that they don’t spend too much time thinking of something to type and (therefore) not listening to you.
On a side note, it’s great to see that she’s from PR, a field I’m kind of thinking about right now. (I’ll be following her blog from now on.)
Anyway, just go through the presentation below. I think you’ll be impressed.