To a generation that grew up with social media, the idea of using it to search for jobs may seem like an obvious one, but reaching out to potential employers online in a professional and effective way requires strategy and planning.
On Saturday, March 8, Joshua Waldman, the author of “Social Media for Dummies” will enlighten attendees on how to utilize social media while job searching with a special presentation at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
“Job searching can often be a stressful and discouraging experience,” said Lynn Arndt, Career Technical Education (CTE) coordinator at the college. “Although this event is geared towards college and high school students, job seekers of all ages will benefit from Waldman’s insight on how to use social media to land a job interview.”
Hosted by the college’s CTE division and the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, the presentation will discuss topics such as personal branding, networking and how to look great online using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
The event is free and will be held in Room 258 from 11 a.m. to noon. Admission is open to the public.
For more information about “Job Searching with Social Media,” visit www.canyons.edu/joshuawaldman or call (661) 362-3272.
About Joshua Waldman
Joshua Waldman is a social media expert, author and speaker. After being laid off in 2008, Waldman started his blog, Career Enlightenment, which offers job seekers career advice. In 2013, his blog won the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award from About.com
Waldman has spoken at more than 20 colleges across the country and his advice has been published in Forbes, International Business Times and Mashable.