Matt Levy: Manage Your Career Using Social Media

Matt Levy, a career coach who was one of the most popular speakers at the 2011 SoMeBizLife Conference, will present “How to Manage Your Career Using Social Media” at the 2012 SoMeBizLife Conference, May 30 at DelVal College in Doylestown. Including social media in job search and career management is important:

  • Because only 3% of jobs make it onto the big job boards . . .
  • Because an average of 300 candidates apply to the those jobs . . .


  • Because 75% of jobs are filled through networking . . .
  • Social media enhances your ability to network effectively . . .
  • I would rather spend more time hanging out at the social media ”party!”

In this session, Matt will provide an introduction to the “wireless world” of social media (including but not limited to: LinkedIn, Twitter, Email Marketing Newsletter, YouTube and Blogging) to augment your job search and therefore effectively network your way into your next position!

Matthew Levy is a well-rounded HR professional, career coach, keynote speaker and author with fifteen years of broad experience in both specialist (e.g., recruiting) and generalist (e.g., HR business partner) roles at blue-chip companies, including Merck, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson.

Matt is founder and President of a career coaching practice, Corner Office Career Coaching.  Matt works one-on-one with professionals, executives and students providing them with customized solutions to their career challenges.  As a 20-year corporate HR professional with a large network who has also successfully conducted his own effective, cutting-edge job search, he is well qualified to help others reach their career goals.  His job seeker blog has received 50,000 visitors and his articles have been run by nationally recognized job search and career management websites and guides.  He also regularly gives speeches on career management and job search.

Matt works full time as a Global Human Resources Lead for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development. Prior to J&J, Matt relocated his family to Southern California to take a position with Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, where he led the talent acquisition function for Amgen’s commercial operations and corporate staff groups.  Before Amgen, Matt spent several years at Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  There, Matt held a variety of positions in both recruiting and generalist capacities.

Matt graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management from Ithaca College.  He is an actively engaged member of several professional organizations including the Philadelphia HR Planning Society where he is on the Board of Directors and the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group.

Matt lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife, daughter and son.  He jogs through the Bucks County countryside to stay fit.

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