August 23, 2010

Tips for using social media & events to get your dream job

Even with social media, half of success is just showing up

David SparkSocial media as we all know is not a panacea to achieve your goals, but rather an enabler. If you want to land your dream job using social media, it still takes a lot of work. I chatted with Adria Richards of But You’re a Girl, who believes the secret for dream job success starts with attending events and building your relationships in person.

Are you a little shy about meeting people at conferences? Do you not know the best ways to follow up? Richards has some great answers to those questions. Watch this 4-minute video.

This interview is part of a series of videos I produced at Gnomedex 10 in Seattle this weekend as I was reporting for Dice and Dice News. They’ve got a fun contest to win an iPad on their Facebook Page. Just explain what makes you a true geek and you’re entered to win (August 31 is the deadline). Plus, check out Robert Scoble’s tips for getting started in social media.David Spark, a partner in, helps businesses grow by developing thought leadership through storytelling and covering live events. Contact David by email, follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below.

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