Getting Started

Setting Up Your Social Media Presence

Here are some tips and handy links to help you get started on building your online presence with Social Media. Our ebook that is in work will have more details about how to optimize your profiles and enhance your visibility on the search engines.

As you can see there is a wealth of information available about Social Media and often you will get confusing or even conflicting advice.  Our ebook (coming soon) distills all of this into a step by step strategy for establishing your online presence.

Getting Started on LinkedIn

Here are some tips and links to more information about how to get started on LinkedIn and create a great profile.

Getting Started on Linked In – Tips from CareerXL.com on how to get started.

Helpful links to LinkedIn resources:

LinkedIn 101 – Weekly webinar hosted by LinkedIn on the basics of LinkedIn and how to get started.

LinkedIn Job Seeker Webinar – free monthly webinar hosted by LinkedIn on how to use LinkedIn for your jobsearch.  If you missed the most recent webinar there are links at the bottom of their page to download the slides and watch a video anytime.

LinkedIn FAQ Page

Getting Stared on Twitter and Tweeting Away…

CareerXL Getting Started on Social Networks – see Twitter section.

Twitter – sign up and get stared

Mashable Twitter Guide Book – lots of links and additional resources.

50 Tips to Becoming a Twitter Pro

Getting Started on Facebook

Mashable Facebook Guidebook – great resource for getting started

Facebook 101 for Business – Social Media Examiner, by Mari Smith

How to Set Up a Winning Facebook Page (aka Fan Page) from Mashable

Getting Started with your Own Blog

Starting your own blog is a little complicated, but we will try and make it easier. Suggested blogging platforms for beginners are:

WordPress.com

Blogger.com

Click on “Getting started with your own blog” for details on which to use and how to set them up!