Social Media is far more than an opportunity to keep tabs on friends and family; it can be a powerful tool for finding and securing employment. The face you present to the online world - your personal brand - can either be an asset or a hindrance to your career plans. Whether you work in the Social Media sphere or not, who you are and what you do online can have real “in-person” consequences. Our experts will discuss the finer points of building your personal brand and how to use social media to pave the way to a successful career (or at least how it can get your foot in the door).
Jeremy Caverly @JeremyCee - Membership & Community Advocate at @GeekEasyDC
Jeremy has been immersed in the online technology & communications space for more than 14 years. From building websites & collaborative technology solutions for local small businesses to managing service engagements & marketing strategies for brands as large as Nike, Whole Foods, Universal Music, PBS, Visa, PGA Tour, Chevron/Texaco & Fujitsu, Jeremy has consistently kept pace with the bleeding edge of innovation.
Currently, Jeremy works as a digital media & strategy consultant, helping organizations leverage online communities for brand development and communications. Jeremy moved to the DC-Metro area in 2005 from his hometown of Punta Gorda, FL several months after picking up the pieces left by Hurricane Charley.
Brittany Cooper @BrittanyCooper - Director of Recruitment & Corporate Culture at New Media Strategies
Brittany is an accomplished recruiter and communications strategist specializing in digital + social recruitment and cultural engagement. She's also on the board of advisors for the Washington Media Institute.
Lauree Ostrofsky @SimplyLeap - Founder and Chief Coach of Simply Leap
For more than 12 years Lauree has served as a speaker, author, coach, PR strategist and marketer for high tech companies, start-ups and women-owned businesses. Clients include IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, LogMein, Fordors.com, Liz Claiborne and Girl Scouts of the USA. She often uses her marketing and communications expertise when coaching clients who want to start and grow their businesses and brands.
Amanda Littlejohn @amandamogul - Founder of Mopwater Social PR
Amanda is a talented idea creationist and brand problem solver working at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. Specializing in new media and online communications, Amanda helps individuals, businesses, and organizations leverage social media and new media tools to create exciting, creative PR and marketing programs.
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