How To Use the Internet and Social Media for Your Job Search


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  • How To Use the Internet and Social Media for Your Job Search

    1. 1. Using the Internet and Social networking to find your new Adventure! <br />
    2. 2. What are we doing today? <br />Tips on your job search<br />Job Boards<br />Social Networks<br />
    3. 3. Your Next Step……<br />Important to have Goals and a Strategy<br />Very much like starting a new business<br />
    4. 4. Next step: Your Advertisement <br />aka Your Resume<br />List your accomplishments not your responsibilities.<br />
    5. 5. Just like a business, be professional in your job search<br />Professional email address:, not<br />Professional outgoing message on cell phone with times to call you back <br /> Maintain professional profiles, set the privacy settings for your personal profiles<br />Use the same discretion online as you do offline – only connect with people you know<br />Set time aside everyday to work your plan<br />
    6. 6. Networking is important not only for job search but overall career development<br />Social networking can support and expand your reach<br />
    7. 7. Using the internet as a resource, or a toolkit for your job search…<br />Career Advice such as,, Inside the Net<br />Industry and Trade Associations <br />Business and Social Networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter<br />Job Boards – Generic and Specialty<br />
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    9. 9. Your “relationship” with a Job Board…..<br />Searching for Positions to see what is out there<br />Registering for the Site by setting up a profile <br />Registering a la carte services such as newsletters or job fairs<br />
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    11. 11. Use Job Search Results to help develop your job search strategy<br />
    12. 12. Start with a wide search and then narrow it down<br />
    13. 13. Job descriptions are written by a variety people, so the quality varies<br />
    14. 14. Why would I want to register as a Job Seeker?<br />Apply for jobs on the site rather than uploading your resume from your desktop<br />You can develop “Job Agents” which search job postings for you “24/7”<br />You can see how often your resume is viewed by recruiters – why is this important? <br />You can always go “Private” when you want<br />
    15. 15. Public means recruiters can find you<br />Privatemeans you can apply for jobs<br />
    16. 16. Refresh frequently so recruiters know you’re still in the job market<br />
    17. 17. Where else should I register? My “Favorite” Company Website<br />Set up a profile on the company website as this is first place a company recruiter will look <br />OFCCP – (Hint : it’s not a rap song)<br />Other key information such as press releases, benefits, reviewing the overall corporate culture<br />
    18. 18. What is one of the top ways to find a job? <br />Employee Referral Programs<br />
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    21. 21. General Services Administration inked landmark agreements with several new media companies that clear up legal issues surrounding liability and government sunshine rules — thus easing their use by government agencies' websites <br />
    22. 22. Social networking is a skillset and isn’t over after you land the job<br />Social networking skills arebeing used to share information within and across agencies and departments<br />Not an absolute requirement for your job search, but it sure is helpful (psst: Your competition is using social networks)<br />Provide you and recruiters with powerful information – pre-reference checking<br />Keep your network intact for the future<br />
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    24. 24. professional networkingand job searching onlinkedin <br />
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    26. 26. LinkedIn -- Three Degrees of Separation<br />
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    28. 28. LinkedIn will help you build your network.<br />
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    31. 31. Find company info and make connections<br />
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    34. 34. LinkedIn Groups<br />
    35. 35. 1,124 members and growing<br />Share news<br />Post discussions<br />Network with recruiters & other job seekers<br />
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    38. 38. microbloggingand job searching ontwitter <br />
    39. 39. Twitter is not just about Lebron and Lindsay<br />
    40. 40. Why Twitter? <br />Breaking news breaks first on Twitter<br />Gathering ground intelligence on a variety of topics using “Search” <br />Automatic Job Postings from companies and job board<br />Email alternative – Direct Message<br />
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    45. 45. Learn about upcoming Cleared Job Fairs<br />Connect with other followers in military-transition community<br />Alerts on new educational videos for job seekers<br />Connect with other job seekers for increased networking<br />
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    47. 47. social communication for added reach and networking<br />
    48. 48. You never know who might be able to help your job search.<br />
    49. 49. 2010 Facebook Demographics and Statistics Report: 328% Growth in 35-54 Year Old Users <br />
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    58. 58. photo sharing for job search and career positioning<br />
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    60. 60. educational videosfor job seekers on<br />
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    62. 62. Tim Strike, Senior Manager, Recruiting & Staffing for General Dynamics interviews include:<br />Introduction to General Dynamics Information Technology<br />Applying for a Job and Interviewing with General Dynamics Information Technology<br />What is General Dynamics Information Technology’s Military Recruitment Program?<br />Austin West, Project Manager for General Dynamics interviews include:<br />Differences between Military Life and Private Industry Life<br />Interviews<br />Transition and Preparing for the Next Career<br />Military Background and Experience<br />
    63. 63. getting your job search startedon social networks<br />
    64. 64. <ul><li>Twitter:
    65. 65. Follow subjects or people you find of interest
    66. 66. Expand your social network
    67. 67. LinkedIn:
    68. 68. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with on your profile
    69. 69. A profile photo humanizes you
    70. 70. Remember groups and leave a note to intro yourself
    71. 71. Research companies and find individuals that may help your job search
    72. 72. Get recommendations
    73. 73. Facebook:
    74. 74. Facebook also has groups and company information
    75. 75. Anyone you know may be able to help you find a job!</li></li></ul><li>“Those who embrace and exploit these newer technologies will gain a significant advantage over their colleagues who are restricting themselves to established job search methods.”<br /><ul><li>Joel Cheesman, recruiting blogger @</li></li></ul><li>Help Me Help You<br />Be clear when asking for help from someone- resume review? referral? advice? <br />
    76. 76. social collaborative tools are part of the career landscape<br />
    77. 77. Thanks for your time!<br />Contact Us Anytime!<br />CustomerService@ClearedJobs.Net<br />Twitter: ClearedJobsNet<br />Facebook: ClearedJobsNet<br />LinkedIn: ClearedJobsNet<br />