Social Media Job Search Model
September 7, 2010 Leave a comment
I’ve been asked to post on how to develop social media networks in the job search. My starting point is to forget about having separate strategies for each social media channel in isolation.
I consider all social media to be one channel, with each place serving a different purpose.
This is my model for what you can use each channel for, and the tone to take in each place.
1; Linked In – This is where you find targets through search, joining and posting in groups and asking questions. Home base and reference point at the start of the search.
2: Twitter – where the conversation starts. Organise your targets through tweetdeck and start replying, commenting, questioning, retweeting and engaging. Gets you on the radar.
3: Facebook – Fan the company and comment or question. Ask for help.
4: Invite to Friend on Facebook for closer conversation, instant messaging, commenting and looking for opportunity. (don’t be disappointed if this is declined.)
5: You Tube – For showing. Great material for sharing in all the channels and promotes your capability.
6: WordPress for telling and sharing. If you are ready to blog in order to showcase your skills and opinions.
This is my model of the stages of building social presence through the channels, to link you with the right targets in your job search.
Good luck in making your job search social.