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Telling Your Job Search Story (with Social Media) -- IA Summit 2013

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April 06, 2013

Telling Your Job Search Story (with Social Media) -- IA Summit 2013

The presentation version of my 20-minute talk "Telling Your Job Search Story (with Social Media)" as presented at the 2013 Information Architecture Summit in Baltimore.

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Scott Kubie

April 06, 2013
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  1. Telling Your Job Search Story Scott Kubie - IA Summit

    2013 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship (with Social Media)
  2. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship 4 Things that Suck About Job Hunting:

  3. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship 4 Things that Suck About Job Hunting:

    don’t have to
  4. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Shame

  5. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Shame Portfolios

  6. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Shame Portfolios Networking

  7. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Shame Portfolios Networking Self-promotion

  8. 1 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Shame

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  10. I realized: If I didn’t share my story, no one

    could help. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship
  11. I decided:

  12. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  13. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  14. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  15. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  16. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  17. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship I fought social stigmas with social media.

  18. Important: Not being a total bummer. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  19. 2 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Portfolios

  20. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Name: Created: Size: Updated: portfolio.pdf 2009-ish Small LOL

  21. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship In case of emergency, Google yourself.

  22. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Articles Interviews Podcasts Creative Projects Blog Posts Talks

    and slide decks Videos Events
  23. Problem: I couldn’t print a podcast. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  24. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship My solution:

  25. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

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  31. 3 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Networking

  32. I thought: I’m not good at networking. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  33. I asked for help. And I got it. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  34. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  35. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  36. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  37. Learned: No two networks look the same. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  38. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship You Job

  39. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship You Job

  40. 4 #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Self-promotion

  41. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Problem: I felt like a broken record.

  42. Solution: Iteration. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  43. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  44. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  45. I shifted the focus. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  46. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  47. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Former employers.

  48. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship I let other people talk for me.

  49. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  50. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  51. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  52. A final hurdle: What about the interview? #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship

  53. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Good stories make for great icebreakers.

  54. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Tell your story.

  55. When you tell the story, you get to be the

    hero. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship
  56. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Thank you.

  57. #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship Numbers! • ~10,000 views on Storify (now 13,000+)

    • Terminated December 2011, new full-time position March 2012 • 2 freelance assignments gained through sharing my story •108 Twitter mentions of MediaBistro interview •82 Twitter mentions of Storify résumé • 0 out of the blue job offers • 0 hours spent on LinkedIn
  58. kubie.co/jobsearch #UnsuckJobHunting @scottrocketship