Use Social Media In Your Job Search To .. Put Your Best Foot Forward

02/17/2010

Out of work? Pink slipped? I've been there and done that. No matter the reason being for being down-sized or right-sized the results are the same .. it's a loss on so many levels. Especially in our economic times finding your next corporate home may not come quickly.

Finding a support system is not just helpful but can be critical to expanding your network and providing emotional support. Recently, my friend Linda asked if I would talk with the amazing women of C3G - an Atlanta suburb networking group - about using social media to support a job search. 

Shoes_red  I wanted to frame social media in a way that most women could relate to .. so Girlfriend, I built our conversation around .. shoes! Talking about social media should be fun .. don't you agree?

We spent some time discussing how social media tools can be used to create a digital bio that can represent you far better than a static paper resume. In the digital world there is a greater opportunity to leverage your special style that distinguishes you from others in the same field. 

We talked Jimmy Choos to help determine digital personality. Try it! 

  • Question 1: What type of shoe fits your personality? 
  • Question 2: How will your "shoe image" influence 4 elements of your digital style: Content Direction.Tonality. Expectations. Boundaries?

Thanks to everyone including @cbsongbird @irishgal11 @pmurrey Linda and Sharen for coordinating!

Using Social Media To Put Your Best Foot Forward For Your Job Search

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Good luck to all who are on the job search .. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

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Very savvy presentation...
an absolute must see for people in the industry of Fashion PR

Posted by: NanditaKhan on Mar 11, 2010 6:36:31 PM

I had to smile when I saw this article about shoes. I am headed back to school at age 58 at Parson's in NYC. While there, I plan to walk every square mile of the city and blog and Facebook about my experiences, all in the hopes of "Re-Souling" my career in advertising/marketing. Nice site.

Posted by: lisa weldon on May 26, 2011 11:31:00 PM

Thanks for your kind words. And especially for "getting" that strategy doesn't mean we loose the fun factor!

@Lisa - You are an inspiration. I'm looking forward to following your adventures!

Posted by: Toby Bloomberg on May 27, 2011 12:28:13 AM

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