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1 SkillsUSA Alumni: Using the Internet to Impress Employers Web Conference will begin at 2 p.m. est

2 Craig Moore SkillsUSA Webmaster Select your phone number Once phone number is selected, you can “raise your hand” to ask a question (at the end) Use the chat window at any time to post questions Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation Any questions left unanswered will be answered in writing and posted on our website within a few days following this Web conference This Web conference is being recorded and will be archived so you can view again or share with others Instructions for Posting Questions

3 Overview 1.SkillsUSA Update 2.Alumni Update 3.Using the Internet to Impress Employers 4.Questions and Answers 5.Closing Overview

4 Welcome Thomas Holdsworth SkillsUSA Associate Executive Director and Office of Communications & Government Relations Director SkillsUSA Update

5 Niki Clausen Alumni Coordinator SkillsUSA Alumni Update

6 Alumni Page of the Website Newsletter - November Issue Alumni Scholarships Available Job Board with Proven.com/SkillsUSA Alumni Merchandise Champions Magazine online Volunteer at NLSC 2012 Presidential Volunteer Service Award Pin Design Contest FREE Membership Total Membership – 26,376 Alumni Update

7 Share Alumni Success Stories online Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Check the Website for Updates Stay Connected

8 Using the Internet to Impress Employers

9 Pablo Fuentes, Co-Founder + CEO, Proven.com Passionate about getting people the right job About the Speaker

10 It’s a tough economy…YOU need every edge you can get Why this topic?

11 What Impresses Your Friends…

12 …Does Not Necessarily Impress Your (Potential) Boss

13 70% of employers have denied someone employment based on something they found online (source: Reputation.com) About 50% of employers consistently use facebook and/or twitter to screen candidates (source: Jobvite) BOTTOM LINE: Your profile is your brand A Couple of Numbers

14 Obvious things to avoid: Discriminatory/offensive remarks Alcohol/drug references Sexual content More subtle things to avoid: Negativity/pessimism Whining Demeaning others It’s Not Just What…It’s How

15 Privacy settings Google yourself Don’t do stupid stuff Step One: Don’t Hurt Yourself

16 Actively contribute to blogs/forums Upload/share pictures of your work Connect with other people who share your interests Step Two: Help Yourself

17 New partnership to connect students & alumni with partners for jobs Free to sign up: Partners already posting jobs…they are eager to connect with YOU! SkillsUSA – Proven.com

18 Have a question? Ask now. “Raise your hand” or Type your question Questions and Answers

19 Thank you for participating, please complete an online evaluation of this webinar at: Thank you!

20 Contact Niki Clausen for further information: or The next Alumni Professional Development Webinar will be February 2012.


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