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Social media for job-seekers 2: Skills that help you stand out--and using social media to find jobs & network
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Okay, you've got a Linked-In profile, a Facebook account, and you know what Twitter is--but what now? Find out how to use social media to make yourself an attractive candidate to hiring managers and how to do research and networking that can connect you to people with jobs and leads to jobs.
This 2 hour, hands-on workshop will give case studies of how people use social media to enhance their image, improve their resume and network to find work--and give you specific recommendations for what YOU can do to improve your employability via social media as you search for and apply for work.
Class fees for 90 minute session includes class materials, personalized recommendations, and follow-up call with Oakland Local Academy team member within two weeks of the class
NOTE: This class in reputation management has a $175 value; we're offering it at a discounted rate as a community service.
See related event, Sept. 19th, 2011: http://jobseekers1.eventbrite.com/
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Mernit is the founder of Oakland Local and a recognized national expert in using social media for personal branding, business and civic engagement. Mernit is a nationally active trainer and coach for organizations including The John S and James L Knight Foundation, JAWS (Women in Journalism), and The Knight Digital Media Center at USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She is currently a Senior Fellow for the Reporting on Health project at USC Annenberg School of Journalism.
ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR: Tehea Robie is Oakland Local's associate editor and an experienced writing and social media coach and trainer. She was associate trainer for Oakland Local's 2010 trainings for food systems organizers and has worked on social media training with the House of Local team.
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Oakland Local is the independent, non-profit news resource for what’s happening in education, city government, food, innovative tech, arts & culture, youth & more in Oakland. We are journalists, educators, women, people of color and entrepreneurs funded by Google, the Investigative News Network, the California Endowment Foundation, the GW Williams Institute for Investigative Reporting and more.
We are the authentic voices of Oakland. Our contributors live across the city and range in age from 17-75. We publish diverse viewpoints from a winde range of people drawn together by their passion to reflect the real Oakland and tell the stories that should be told and are not. We publish community voices and professional reporters and we love youth and beginners as well as OGs and experienced folks.
We are pro-small and local business. We're all about shopping locally and helping merchants, artisans and small business people use our site and our classes and programs to connect to community who will buy from their and keep and bring money and jobs into the community. We celebrate Oakland innovators, workers, and business folks, because they are us.