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Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure - Henderson Hall 3/1/11

Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure - Henderson Hall 3/1/11



Using the internet in your job search including job boards and social media.

Using the internet in your job search including job boards and social media.



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    Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure - Henderson Hall 3/1/11 Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure - Henderson Hall 3/1/11 Presentation Transcript

    • Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure
    • Agenda
      • Tips on your job search
      • Job Boards
      • Social Networks
    • Have Goals and a Strategy
    • Networking is #1 Social networks expand your reach
    • List your accomplishments on your resume – not what you’ve done.
    • Professionalize your job search
      • Professional email address: rriggins@yahoo.com, not [email_address]
      • Professional outgoing message on cell phone
      • Cleanse your social networking profiles
      • Use the same discretion you use online as you do offline
    • Use the Internet as a Resource for your Job Search
      • Career Advice – RileyGuide.com
      • Industry and Trade Associations – AFCEA, TFCN
      • Business and Social Networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
      • Job Boards – Generic and Specialty
    • Use Job Search Results to help develop your job search strategy.
    • Start with a wide search and then narrow it down.
    • Job Descriptions are written by people, so the quality varies.
    • Search with a clearance level lower and a level higher than your current clearance.
    • Why Register as a Job Seeker
      • Make your resume Public so Recruiters can find you – Private also an option
      • See how often your resume is viewed by recruiters
      • Apply for jobs
      • Job Agents search for you 24/7
    • Update your resume frequently so recruiters know you’re still looking.
    • Company Website
      • Register - first place a recruiter should look is their own database
      • Background information - press releases, benefits, reviewing the overall corporate culture
    • Employee Referral Programs Better hires > everyone wins
    • Social Networks
      • Not a requirement for your job search
      • Your competition is using social networks
      • Provide you and Recruiters with powerful information
    • Social networks aren’t over after you land the job
      • Social networking tools being used to share information across agencies and company departments
      • Keep your network intact for the future!
    • professional networking and job searching on linkedin
    • LinkedIn -- Three Degrees of Separation
    • LinkedIn will help you build your network.
    • Find company info and make connections
    • LinkedIn Groups
      • 1,124 members and growing
      • Share news
      • Post discussions
      • Network with recruiters and job seekers
    • microblogging and job searching on twitter
    • Twitter is not just about Lebron and Lindsay
    • Why Twitter?
      • News and information feed
      • Customer service tool
      • Email alternative – Direct Msg
    • Engage in conversation with ClearedJobs.Net team Learn about upcoming Cleared Job Fairs Connect with other followers in military-transition community Keep up with recruiter commentary in security-cleared arena Alerts on new educational videos for job seekers Connect with other job seekers for increased networking
    • social communication for added reach and networking
    • You never know who might be able to help your job search.
    • 2010 Facebook Demographics and Statistics Report: 328% Growth in 35-54 Year Old Users
    • photo sharing for job search and career positioning
    • educational videos for job seekers on
    • Tim Strike, Senior Manager, Recruiting & Staffing for General Dynamics interviews include: Introduction to General Dynamics Information Technology http://cli.gs/2AB2pj Applying for a Job and Interviewing with General Dynamics Information Technology http://cli.gs/2AB2pj What is General Dynamics Information Technology’s Military Recruitment Program? http://cli.gs/mmnn3h Austin West, Project Manager for General Dynamics interviews include: Differences between Military Life and Private Industry Life http://cli.gs/1L5QJE Interviews http://cli.gs/gavMUH Transition and Preparing for the Next Career http://cli.gs/rSy4QR Military Background and Experience http://cli.gs/YZqWJP Relocation http://cli.gs/EJnWUj
    • getting your job search started on social networks
      • Twitter:
        • Follow subjects or people you find of interest
        • Expand your social network
      • LinkedIn:
        • Fill in as much as you are comfortable with on your profile
        • A profile photo humanizes you
        • Remember groups and leave a note to intro yourself
        • Research companies and find individuals that may help your job search
        • Get recommendations
      • Facebook:
        • Facebook also has groups and company information
        • Anyone you know may be able to help you find a job!
      • “ 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.”
          • Joel Cheesman, recruiting blogger @ cheezehead.com
    • Help Me Help You Google search: name LinkedIn
    • Our next Cleared Job Fairs Thursday March 3 – BWI, MD Thursday Apr 7 – Springfield, VA 11am – 3pm Register at ClearedJobs.Net Thanks for your service!