Social Networking & Your Career

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  • Kate Carruthers FITT CeBIT Lunch Sydney May 2009 Social Networking for Work & Life
    • Life used to be different
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.gao.gov/about/history/articles/images/clerks_1952.jpg
    • We lived
    • in a different world
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
    • Careers used
    • to be different
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.gao.gov/about/history/articles/images/clerks_1952.jpg
  • Careers have changed
    • Then
    • Now
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  • Hidden Job Market
    • How do you access the hidden job market?
    • Referrals
    • Networking
    • Cold calling
    • Tips on MyCareer & Seek
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
    • > 50% of jobs are never advertised
      • Source: Seek Australia
    • Now we live in a connected world
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://www.outtospace.com/road-trip-to-yass/
  • May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com How many loose connections will you have collected between youth and old age?
  • May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: www.com.washington.edu/nj/article.m?id=63 Source: private archives of Kate Carruthers We've done this forever!
  • Just a new way to stay in touch May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com But wait! Theres more to think about
    • How connected do you want to be?
    • Do you want to segment personal from business?
    • What is your plan?
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
  • May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Authenticity Privacy Control Safety
  • May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http ://icanhascheezburger.com/ Where are the boundaries? Does everyone agree?
    • social networks enable us to maintain loose ties with large numbers of people
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Moshpit.jpg
    • even casual conversations on social networks are never off the record
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com
    • people underestimated how likely others were to help them by as much as 100%
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: If you need help, just ask: Underestimating compliance with direct requests for help. Flynn, Francis J.; Lake, Vanessa K. B. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol 95(1), Jul 2008, 128-143. Source: http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/images/Volunteers.jpg
  • Rules of Engagement
    • Its just like real life
    • Courtesy counts
    • Most people want to feel special
    • Give help karma counts
    • Everything you say is on the record
    • Think carefully!
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com Source: http://barbiesdreamhouse.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/flirting-footsie.jpg
  • More info
    • http://slideshare.net/carruthk
    • http://katecarruthers.com
    • @kcarruthers
    • SOCIAL NETWORKING & JOB SITES
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
    • http://content.mycareer.com.au/advice-research/resume/tap-the-hidden-job-market.aspx
    • http://www.seek.com.au/career-resources/get-your-dream-job/hidden-jobs.ascx
    May 2009 2009 Kate Carruthers | www.katecarruthers.com

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