From LinkedIn to Livelihood
by Allie Troxell
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of job seekers obtained their last position through networking. This is not surprising, since there are a significant number of jobs that have never been posted to a job board. The power of networking is immeasurable when it comes job search success. A effective networker begins to the lay the foundation of their network early and continues their efforts throughout their professional lives.
LinkedIn is one tool in a job seekers toolbox that can be utilized in order to streamline their networking efforts. LinkedIn is the largest social media site dedicated to networking. There are over 238 million active users on LinkedIn from over 22 countries and currently college students are LinkedIn’s fastest growing demographic.
On Tuesday, January 14th The Career Development Center hosted the Week 1 of their 5 Week LinkedIn workshop series for students, faculty, and staff. There, approximately 20 students, staff, and faculty learned the benefits of using LinkedIn, the basics of profile construction, and engaged in a critical discussion surrounding the use of social media as a means of connecting and engaging with professionals. Below, you will see the dates, times, and topics of the upcoming LinkedIn workshops hosted by the Career Development Center. We encourage you to attend an engaging workshop or visit The Career Development Center for more information.
Tuesday, 1/21 from 4-5pm in CAB 301 “Emphasis Area/Skill Exploration Using “Find Alumni” Tool”
Tuesday, 1/28 from 4-5pm in CAB 301 “Networking: Connecting and Engaging with Professionals”
Tuesday, 2/4 from 4-5pm in CAB 301 “Job/Internship Searches Using LinkedIn”
Tuesday, 2/11 from 4-5pm in CAB 301 “Beyond LinkedIn: Utilizing Social Media Strategies for Online Branding”
When we hear the term “coming out” most of us do not think of race as it it is one part of our identity that is usually advertised to the world. But what about when it isn’t? Read on to learn about one woman’s viewpoint and why she chooses to “come out” on a regular basis.
This Student Affairs Employee Spotlight is an initiative to find out more about the talented breadth of people working in Student Affairs at Evergreen. Colleagues were selected at random and are offered a variety of questions to which they respond. Learn more about Seth Moore who works in Police Services.
Q. What is your educational background?
A. I have a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington. I also have an associate degree from Shoreline Community College.
Q. How do you stay current with best practices?
A. I read publications that discuss my field. I seek out training to attend whenever possible. I am always looking for input that will allow me to be proactive in my responses. Sometimes this can come from sources that are not necessarily intuitive.
Q. What is your favorite part of the work you do?
A.The favorite part of my job is two-fold. The first part is holding people in our community accountable to the social structure that our community exists within. The second part is meeting all the wonderful people in the community and being an invaluable resource to them in their accomplishment of their goals.
Q. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A. Well, lol, I for sure see myself ten years older.
Q. Can you recommend a book, article, or film that might be of interest to Student Affairs staff?
A. One of my favorite books is Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (THE MOVIE IS HORRIBLE). If you read the book you may see some correlations between what the book talks about and TESC’s Social Contract!! One of my favorite movies is Equilibrium. It addresses what it means to experience humanity on many different levels.
Come cheer on the Geoducks with your colleagues this Friday (Jan 24th) in the CRC! Just show your staff ID for free entry to the game. Partners and children are welcome. Food will be available before the game. See DJ’s email to staff for more details or just R.S.V.P to DJ Walch (firstname.lastname@example.org) asap.
Kudos to Elaine Stafanowicz for being appointed to the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment! We know you’ll do a great job.
February 19 Sasha Abramsky at TESC
March 15-19 NASPA National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
March 30- April 2 ACPA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana
April 30 Day of Absence
May 2 Day of Presence