Social Media for Career Growth

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From the social media panel at US Women in Nuclear conference on using social media for career growth. Follow up: how to set up a Google Alert, is here:


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Social Media for Career GrowthHeidi MillerJuly 20, 2010

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Poll: Which SNS do you use most often?

One definition of community is people who care about each other more than they have

Always Be Connecting57% of Gen X, Gen Y and Boomer women want to move to jobs with more responsibility57% of participants in Pew research study said they use Facebook, MySpace or linkedInAbout half get news from SNS from the people they follow37% use SNS to post links to relevant news articles


Whats to gain?ConnectionsRecognitionIdeas@heidimiller

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Why Facebook@heidimiller

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Facebook Action ItemsAdd feeds to your profileIf you blog, use Blogcast to cross-post your entriesRSVP for events and activitiesPromote events and activities with status updates, name drops, and photos@heidimiller

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Why Twitter@heidimiller

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Twitter Action ItemsPost a link to an article youre readingAsk for an opinionAsk for links to articles to readBe personable


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This slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.

Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout todays meeting were going to engage in some audience polling to find out what youre thinking, what youre up to and what you know. Now Im going to ask for your opinion. Were going to use your phones or laptops to do some audience voting just like on American Idol.

So please take out your mobilephones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. You can participate by submitting an answer at on your laptop or a mobile phone.

The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see who you are or who voted.*Press F5 or use the tool bar to enter presentation mode in order to see the poll.In an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:

If you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.*