It's almost impossible to avoid the talk today: companies have pages on Facebook, recruiters are tweeting about job openings, you have a bunch of ignored emails from people who want to connect with you on Linkedin. Major news outlets and career gurus alike are touting the benefits of using social networks as a professional tool. What's the big deal? In this session, we'll talk about getting smart on social media, including thinking critically about being Googled, an examination of tweets & Facebook pictures, and a discussion detailing just how powerful Linkedin has become. You just might leave a believer in social media as a resource for your job search.
About Kevin Grubb
Kevin Grubb is an award-winning career development professional, adjunct faculty member at Villanova University, and freelance social media consultant. Since the start of his career as a professional development educator, Kevin has worked with students, colleagues, and offices to integrate social media marketing into their practices. In 2010, Kevin led a team at New York University to win the National Association of Colleges & Employers award for Marketing/Branding for the creation of a video messaging service on YouTube. The following year, Kevin took on a new challenge at Villanova University as Assistant Director in the Career Center, and has since created a course called Social Networking: Creating Your Professional Identity. This course is dedicated to conversations that explore ways to harness the power of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin for career gain.
Most recently, Kevin has started working as a freelance social media consultant, partnering with a local communications firm and national non-profit organization to launch social marketing campaigns that fit for each project and idea. This year, Kevin was selected to be the moderator for Linkedin's Career Services Professionals webinars, reaching hundreds internationally.
Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University (2007) and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University (2009). Kevin looks forward to exploring the way online tools and networks continue to shape our lives and is excited to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter in his session.