Socializing Your Job Hunt

Happy Friday J445 job hunters! Only 93 days to graduation.

You should be wrapping up the final edits to your print resume, which is due at 8 a.m. Monday. Now, we’re going to turn our attention to social recruiting and how to get your digital tools into job-hunting shape.

When you come to class Monday you must have a basic LinkedIn account ready for analysis. But, social recruiting is much, much larger than just LinkedIn. For some perspective, check out this Mashable article, How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job.

While you start reworking your LinkedIn content, you should also evaluate the personal profiles you developed thus far across all of your social channels.  See my Tuesday post for great resource links on this front.

Last note regarding LinkedIn for today… STOP making this bone-headed mistake.

Best,

@DebraJChico

About debrajchico

I teach public relations for Chico State's Department of Journalism & Public Relations. Over the 20+ years of my career I've worked in high-tech agency, governmental and nonprofit PR. I teach courses in entrepreneurial journalism, writing and publication design, PR strategy, advise our student-managed PR agency, and oversee our internship program.

Posted on February 14, 2014, in J398 Social Media Strategy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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