15 Social Media Job Search Tips from Recruiting & HR Experts

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Social media is a great way to build a personal brand. It's also a great way to end your professional career. 15 recruiters and HR experts weigh in on how to use social media effectively to get the attention of a potential employer and land that job interview.

These slides are supplementary material for a SXSW presentation called "Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Get a Job in Social Media" with Jessica Miller-Merrell and Carlos Gil.

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15 Social Media Job Search Tips from Recruiting & HR Experts

  1. 1. 15 JOB SEEKER
  2. 2. Even in a great economy, the job search is TOUGH #SOMEJOBS
  3. 3. Job seekers must be creative, flexible and targeted in their job search. #SOMEJOBS
  4. 4. Recruiters spend just viewing your resume. 6 seconds6 seconds #SOMEJOBS
  5. 5. 2%2% of candidates receive a job interview. #SOMEJOBS
  6. 6. #BLOGGING4JOBS of companies are Googling candidates during the hiring process. 51%51% #SOMEJOBS
  7. 7. SOCIAL MEDIA is the job search equalizer. #SOMEJOBS
  8. 8. 15 Recruiter & HR Leaders share REAL job search tips. #SOMEJOBS
  9. 9. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS Joining “interactive” sessions with an employer like #AskATTJobs is a great way to get information and interact with recruiters.” .Jennifer Tharp Exec Director, Talent Acquisition at AT&T #SOMEJOBS
  10. 10. “With social media we are all living in a digital fishbowl today. Every breathe you take is seen, heard and felt across all of these mediums and employers are paying attention. Set your privacy settings and your content.” Philip Newman Head of Talent Strategy at Home Depot #SOMEJOBS
  11. 11. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “LinkedIn.com/alumni is the best kept secret in social! It gives you a glimpse of what people with your emphasis of study are doing now. Most alumni are more than happy to connect.” . Dina Mederios Head of Global Sales & Strategy at LinkedIn #SOMEJOBS
  12. 12. “Have an opinion. Put a viewpoint out on topic(s) for your industry. Network, meet people, and just have fun.” Eric Tung Digital Recruiting Evangelist at BMC Software #SOMEJOBS
  13. 13. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “Social media during a job search is a gold mine! Be confident in your personal brand. Think twice before post anything, and then let social media feed you with possibilities and opportunities.” Meghan M. Biro CEO at Talent Culture #SOMEJOBS
  14. 14. “Within your profile tell people what you're actually looking for and provide multiple ways they can track you down - including cell phone number to text you. Have a freaking personality, don't be so scrubbed that you like a robot.” Tim Sackett President at HRU Technical Resources #SOMEJOBS
  15. 15. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “Never apply before first searching for employees on social media that either previously worked in a company you worked for or graduated from the same school you did. Then call them and get them to be your employee referral. This will increase your chances by 14 times.” Gerry Crispin Co-Founder of CareerXroads #SXSWJOBS
  16. 16. "Social Media is just the gym, you still have to do the heavy lifting and close the deal in real time" Andres Traslavina Global Recruiting Manager at Whole Foods Markets #SOMEJOBS
  17. 17. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “Keyword tag your LinkedIn profile. Many people don't know that if they use keywords and key phrases throughout their LI profile, especially those that recruiters will search for, they increase their likelihood of being found.” Lida Citroen Principal at Lida360 and International Personal Branding Expert #SOMEJOBS
  18. 18. “Social media is a straight-up career locksmith. It opens doors to hiring managers. Job seekers can connect with a future boss an d also can soak up invaluable em ployment content. Find specific hashtag campaigns for employes to share their real stories.” Bryan Chaney Head of Employment Branding at Indeed #SOMEJOBS
  19. 19. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “The most memorable candidates for me are those who are just nice. Nice in what way? Well, they reach out and respond politely. They say thanks for the offer, even if they are not interested in the role I reached out to them for.” Kristin Rogers Recruiter at ExtendMyStaff #SXSWJOBS
  20. 20. #SXSWJOBS “Do your research and meaningfully connect with hiring managers and recruiters. Find creative ways to build relationships like serving as a source of candidate referrals for them.” Jessica Miller-Merrell CEO and HR Consultant at Blogging4Jobs & Xceptional HR
  21. 21. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “Social media is great for FINDING people, not being found. When you find your networking target, DO NOT EMAIL THEM. Pick up the phone and call them.” Rob Dromgoole Director of Talent Acquisition at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory #SOMEJOBS
  22. 22. “Create a graphical representation of your resume in PowerPoint, title it with the keywords you want to be known for, upload to SlideShare and post to your LinkedIn profile. Splash your core message on the first slide.” Craig Fisher Head of Employment Brand at CA Technologies #SOMEJOBS
  23. 23. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Program numbers sent to you via email upon program completion. ! #BLOGGING4JOBS “Build relationships with recruiters through social by discovering and sharing relevant info that we find interesting.” Micheal Goldberg Director of Talent Acquisition at the American Heart Association #SOMEJOBS
  24. 24. Jessica Miller-Merrell @jmillermerrell! SOURCES 2%of Candidates Get Interviews! b4j.co/2-percent! 51% of Companies Googling Candidates b4j.co/googling-jobs! Recruiters Spend 6 Secs on Resume b4j.co/six-seconds! 2015 Recruiter National Survey! b4j.co/recruiter-2015! ! CONNECT LinkedIn: b4j.co/jmillermerrell! Attend my SXSW session Mar 13 from 11-12. More info bit.ly/sxsw-jobs

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