Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Recently, I have been asked to present a session at the Propelling Undergraduate Students Higher (P.U.S.H.) Symposium, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2012 at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.
The event seeks to aid minority males in high school, community college, or four-year college/university by offering targeted information that ranges from self-branding to men's health.
The charge for my session is to talk about social media from an employer's perspective. What should young men know about social media? How can they protect their personal brand in the eyes of employers? What are some things job seekers should know to enhance their chances of getting a job through social media? What are the no-no's?
My plan for the 50-minute session is to give attendees information they can use while also engaging them in the presentation. My early thoughts include an introduction followed by a call for volunteers that have an account on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or publish a Blog. In each case, we would review their space and examine the pros/cons.
By the end of the session, each person should leave with actionable items to immediately improve their social media profiles.
This, by no means, represents the final presentation. However, it's where my mind rested last night.
What do you think? What ideas haven't I included? What would you like to know? What important information should young men know about social media and the affect it can have on their future careers? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
If you are interested in send your son, grandson, nephew, neighbor, cousin, or student to the event. Please register them today by visiting http://pushsymposium-zvents.eventbrite.com/. The cost of the symposium is entirely FREE, but it's only available to the first 200 registrants. So, don't wait...do it now!
Need to talk with someone about additional details, call Jason Dorsette at (919) 530-7814 or Jeffry Coleman at (336) 334-5090.
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