Monday, April 30, 2012

LinkedIn – Turn Relationships Into Opportunities

Students » Step 5: Turn Relationships Into Opportunities - LinkedIn Learning Center:

Can networking really help you get a job?
More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn can help you:
  • Find jobs through postings on LinkedIn and tap your network to get a leg up
  • Reach out to your existing network to find unlisted opportunities
  • Find your way “in” by using company pages, groups, and search
Search LinkedIn jobs now.

Friday, April 27, 2012

LinkedIn – Grow Your Professional Network

Students » Step 4: Grow Your Professional Network - LinkedIn Learning Center:

What if you don’t know any “real” professionals?

You already have a professional network if you look in the right places:

  • Start by connecting to friends and family, then move on to alumni connections
  • Join LinkedIn groups for your alumni and the industry you’d like to work in
  • Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities
Join a LinkedIn Group now.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

LinkedIn – Find Your Career Passion

LinkedIn is a place to learn about careers – from businesses and professionals happy to share.

Students » Step 3: Find Your Career Passion - LinkedIn Learning Center:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Your LinkedIn network can help you figure out what you want to do

  • Search LinkedIn to learn about career paths, industries, and geographic locations
  • Engage with industry groups to keep up on hot topics and trends
  • Visit company pages and follow companies to see who’s coming and going
Upload your address book and start connecting.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LinkedIn – Build Your Professional Brand

It's never too early to start building your business brand.

Students » Step 2: Build Your Professional Brand - LinkedIn Learning Center:

What do people see when they Google you?

LinkedIn gives you more control over the information people learn about you online:

  • Be aware that employers use social networks as part of their scouting activities
  • Focus on an appropriate photo, smart headline, and rich summary
  • Reach out to faculty and summer employers to get great recommendations
Update your profile now.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Get Started with LinkedIn

If LinkedIn is Your Next Resume, it's time to get started learning how to use LinkedIn.

Students » Step 1: Get Started with LinkedIn - LinkedIn Learning Center:

What is LinkedIn and why should you join?

LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web, enabling you to:

  • Connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally
  • Find new opportunities for internships and full time positions
  • Manage what potential employers learn about you from the Internet

Get started on LinkedIn today.

Monday, April 23, 2012

LinkedIn as Your Next Resume

Should we move away from paper resumes? Should LinkedIn be everyone's default resume? If recruiters are only looking at paper resumes for 6 seconds, it might be time for a change.

From Adam Dachis ...Recruiters Only Look at Your Resume for an Average of Six Seconds and This Is What They See [Resumes]:

Click here to read Recruiters Only Look at Your Resume for an Average of Six Seconds and This Is What They See 
Many resumes end up at the bottom of the pile, and with the results of a recent study highlighted by BusinessInsider, it's no wonder: recruiters only look at your resume for an average of six seconds before making a decision about you. Here's what information they actually see.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Zuckerberg On Social Sharing

I don't buy Zuckerberg's law - I think it's wishful thinking. I don't think anyone has infinite capacity for social sharing - which is what exponential growth assumes. Instead, there is probably some human limit that will be approached asymptotically.

Let's say I share 1 item/minute x 60 minutes/hour x 24 hours/day x 365 days/year – that's 525,600 items per year, assuming I don't eat, sleep, or do anything else but share. There's clearly a practical limit to how much a single individual can share. The network effect does compound the number of people I share with and could in fact be modeled as exponential growth - as my network grows and my networks' network grows, I share with more and more people. But that's not what Zuckerberg is claiming - he's claiming that the amount of stuff I share will double each year.

From Alexia Tsotsis … Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Law Of Social Sharing [Video]:
Zuckerberg explained that in accordance with Facebook’s data, social sharing functions exponentially, so that the amount of stuff you shared today is twice the amount of stuff you shared a year ago and the stuff that you will share a year from now will be twice the amount you’ve shared today. In Mark Zuckerberg’s Law of Social Sharing, Y = C *2^X –Where X is time, Y is what you will be sharing and C is a constant.

Whether Zuckerberg’s concise prediction of human sharing behavior is accurate remains to be seen. As Chris Dixon points out, it seems kind of absurd that people will be sharing 1,048,576 (2^20) times the items of information they are sharing today twenty years from now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Facebook IT Operations Director: Improving ICT Education in Challenging Times

In January for the past few years, our NSF funded National Center for Information and Communications Technologies has been co-sponsoring a Winter 2012 ICT Educator's Conference in San Francisco in collaboration with the Mid-Pacific Information and Communications Technologies Center

This year the conference was held at the Microsoft offices in downtown San Francisco and we were fortunate to have Facebook's Director of IT Operations, Steven Ruggiero as one of the keynotes. Heres his presentation - it's really good.  

Thinking about a technical career or know someone who is? Good stuff for students, parents, educators, guidance counselors, etc. 

Social Media Jobs and Salaries Guide

There's been a movement against infographics, but not all infographics are bad. In this infographic, particularly interesting are the locations with and without social media jobs and the various social media job titles.

Social Media Jobs and Salaries Guide:

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