Social Media for Job Seekers FTCCHRD Class # 3

I share this information with everyone because it’s useful for everyone using LinkedIn.

FTCC HRD

Day 2 Class Notes for FTCC HRD

Great to see everyone tonight. Here are the links to the articles we discussed in class.

Dropbox Account
Dropbox Instructions in Network Profile Article
How To – Making LinkedIn Connections
Quality LinkedIn Recommendations
Managing LinkedIn Endorsements

 

Day 1 class notes for FTCC HRD

It was great to work with all of you tonight at the Social Media for Job Seekers Class.

You asked me 2 questions tonight

#1 – how to get rid of duplicate LinkedIn profiles – read this article Duplicate Profiles

#2 – Tell me more about the Job Search Resources

I volunteer at the Career Support Network that meets on Wednesdays from Noon – 2pm.

I hope you have benefited from the first FTCC HRD Class

Here are some articles that would be good to read:
Don’t try to do all of this at once. Pace yourself

Your FTCC HRD Home work for tomorrow is:

  1. Connect with Teddy Burriss (TLBurriss@teddyburriss.com) on LinkedIn
  2. Begin to build your LinkedIn Profile.
  3. Ask me any questions via LinkedIn Messages (inbox) if you need to.

See you on Thursday at the FTCC HRD Class 2 of 3.

Book Title Ideas and a Gift for you

I need your help with the title of my second book.

Once the book publishes I will give a digital copy of the book to each person who shares helpful ideas.

What is this book about:

  • The book is a guide for using social media to build relationships. It’s book #2 in my building relationship series. Book #1 was Networking for Mutual Benefit.
  • In this book I share lots of principles for relationship building using social media.
  • In this book I share how and why to be TRUHE – Transparent, Relevant, Useful, Honest and Engaging/Exciting/Entertaining when using social media.
  • I share the 5Cs of social media – Contribute, Collaborate, Connect, Cram & Consistently.
  • I share TRUHE Social Media Success Stories from real life people.

Some ideas that I have been playing with for a Title (& subtitle) include:

Be TRUHE
Building Relationships on Social Media

Success occurs when you’re TRUHE
Building Social Media Relationships
 
The TRUHE You Wins
Building Relationships on Social Media
 
The TRUHE You Connects Better
Build Relationships on Social Media
 
TRUHE or FALCE
Building Social Media Relationships for Success 

My request of you:

Do any of these titles and Subtitles work for you?
Do you have any other suggestions of a catchy title?

Please email all ideas, suggestions and questions to NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Thank you for any and all ideas & suggestions.

 

Top 10 Principles of Social Media gallery

Networking is finding, developing & nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life
Networking is finding, developing & nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life
Never contradict who we are or what we stand for when using social media.
Never contradict who we are or what we stand for when using social media.
Experience and Experiment without giving up, this is the best way to discover how social media will benefit us and our company.
Experience and Experiment without giving up, this is the best way to discover how social media will benefit us and our company.
A connection does not make a relationship. Relationships occur when we help others.
A connection does not make a relationship. Relationships occur when we help others.
Giving is a powerful way to build relationships, whether in real life or through social media.
Giving is a powerful way to build relationships, whether in real life or through social media.
If everything we do is all about us, then success is less likely to occur. Make life mutually beneficial and life will be fare more rewarding.
If everything we do is all about us, then success is less likely to occur. Make life mutually beneficial and life will be fare more rewarding.
We must always have trust, respect and compassion for our connections. Otherwise they won't want to trust, respect or have compassion for us.
We must always have trust, respect and compassion for our connections. Otherwise they won’t want to trust, respect or have compassion for us.
To get the greatest value out of social media, we must execute the 5Cs
To get the greatest value out of social media, we must execute the 5Cs
Everything we do on social media must be TRUHE. If not, people will begin to ignore us.
Everything we do on social media must be TRUHE. If not, people will begin to ignore us.
Never do, say or engage in social media in a way you don't want to be seen, heard or perceived in life.
Never do, say or engage in social media in a way you don’t want to be seen, heard or perceived in life.
Networking for Mutual Benefit is a requirement for success.
Networking for Mutual Benefit is a requirement for success.

Goodbye LinkedIn Answers

linkedin-answers

Here is an email I got from LinkedIn this week (1/15/13):

Hi Teddy,

As you’ve seen, we’ve made major upgrades to the professional news, commentary and conversation features on LinkedIn. And we’re just getting started.

In this process we evaluated how our current products and features are being used. To ensure we focus on building the best products, we’ll be retiring LinkedIn Answers on January 31 and it’ll be removed from our site. Instead, we’re focusing our efforts on developing new and more engaging ways to share and discuss professional topics across LinkedIn. We look forward to sharing the details with you in the coming months, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can continue to share insights and questions onLinkedIn in these ways:

  • Connect with like-minded professionals in one of our 1.5M+ Groups
  • Ask other LinkedIn members questions and receive immediate feedback via Polls
  • Follow influencers for access to insightful professional content
  • Facilitate conversations with your connections via status updates

If you would like more information on these changes, please visit our Help Center.

Regards,

The LinkedIn Team

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I used to like LinkedIn Answers. However I have found that asking relevant questions in the Groups I participate in, is a much better way to get good answers from the people who know the answers.

So, good bye LinkedIn Answers.

 

Digital Etiquette starts with us

Words of wisdom tweeted by @randizuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s younger sister, “Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency.”

I agree fully.

I wonder if she posted this on her FB profile as well.

From a Gawker article – http://gawker.com/5971238/private-zuckerberg-family-moment-inadvertently-made-public-thanks-to-facebook

 

Business Card Etiquette

In business & life we use business cards.  They are an important tool used the correct way. The information on these cards is needed for us to connect and continue communicating after we meet someone new.

 

However, in my experience most people don’t use business cards properly.

Here is how I have seen them used incorrectly (& I admit I used to do some of this myself)

  • Hand out business cards to anyone who will accept one, with no intended purpose
  • Give out two or three and ask the person to share them with others
  • Once we get a business card, cold them and nag them to meet and talk business
  • When handed a business card we shoved them in our pockets and disregarded the content on the card
  • Pile the business cards on the desk until you can get back to them

 

I decided years ago that there is a more appropriate way to work with business cards. Here is my process:

  1. I ask for a business card only when there is a clear reason for next steps of communicating.
  2. I give my business card to someone else only when there is, again, a clear reason for next steps of communicating.
  3. I will give my card to someone who asks, even if there is no clear reason because I don’t want them to think I am rude. I can’t change the world.
  4. When I get a business card, this is what I do with it:
    1. I hold the business card in my hand until I complete my conversation with the person who gave it to me. (It helps me to remember the person’s name and to see other information that I can use in the conversation)
    2. I put the card in my pocket only after I have left the presence of the person who gave it to me.
    3. When I get to my office I put all of the contact information into my Contact list. This way I always have their full contact info and can share it with others as needed & relevant.
    4. I email the person who gave me their card and thank them for the conversation or meeting that we had. Where relevant, I ask for next steps conversations.
    5. I search for the person on LinkedIn and if they have a LinkedIn Profile, I send a relevant LinkedIn Connection Request.
    6. I then throw the card away (actually I have a bucket that I save them in. I don’t need the card any longer.)

I believe that Business Cards are a great way to share contact information, only when connecting is important. They are expensive and dolling them out like candy is just wasteful.

Don’t be like everyone else and just toss your cards around town with no specific and clear reason. Be unique. Be different. Be better than the average person.

You control your Facebook Post Privacy – Your friends can not

There have been lots of posts in Facebook shared all over the place speaking to Post Privacy.

Here are an example of the post that is wandering around FB and is totally incorrect:

Borrowed this from someone*** may I request you to please do something for me: I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. However, with the recent changes in FB, the public can now see activities in any wall. This happens when our friend hits “like” or “comment”, automatically, their friends would see our posts too. Unfortunately, we cannot change this setting by ourselves because Facebook has configure
d it this way. So I need your help. Only you can do this for me.

PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (do not click), a window will appear, now move the mouse on “FRIENDS” (also without clicking), then down to “Settings”, click on “Settings” and a list will appear. REMOVE the CHECK on “COMMENTS & LIKE” by clicking on it. By doing this, my activity amongst my friends and my family will no longer become public. Many thanks! Paste this on your wall so your contacts will follow suit.

I used Facebook Help center to search for any relevance to this and found none. I did find an article that confirms this is incorrect – http://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=2449187

You have complete control over your Post Privacy.

Look at the Privacy Setting button when you create a new post. It works and is all you need to pay attention to.

All of the posts that are floating around FB regarding asking your friends to control your privacy permissions are false.