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


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

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 to Find Your Next Adventure
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Tips on your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul>
  3. 3. Have Goals and a Strategy
  4. 4. Networking is #1 Social networks expand your reach
  5. 5. List your accomplishments on your resume – not what you’ve done.
  6. 6. Professionalize your job search <ul><li>Professional email address:, not [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Professional outgoing message on cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanse your social networking profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same discretion you use online as you do offline </li></ul>
  7. 7. Use the Internet as a Resource for your Job Search <ul><li>Career Advice – </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and Trade Associations – AFCEA, TFCN </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Social Networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Job Boards – Generic and Specialty </li></ul>
  8. 9. Use Job Search Results to help develop your job search strategy.
  9. 10. Start with a wide search and then narrow it down.
  10. 11. Job Descriptions are written by people, so the quality varies.
  11. 12. Search with a clearance level lower and a level higher than your current clearance.
  12. 13. Why Register as a Job Seeker <ul><li>Make your resume Public so Recruiters can find you – Private also an option </li></ul><ul><li>See how often your resume is viewed by recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Job Agents search for you 24/7 </li></ul>
  13. 14. Update your resume frequently so recruiters know you’re still looking.
  14. 15. Company Website <ul><li>Register - first place a recruiter should look is their own database </li></ul><ul><li>Background information - press releases, benefits, reviewing the overall corporate culture </li></ul>
  15. 16. Employee Referral Programs Better hires > everyone wins
  16. 18. Social Networks <ul><li>Not a requirement for your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Your competition is using social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Provide you and Recruiters with powerful information </li></ul>
  17. 19. Social networks aren’t over after you land the job <ul><li>Social networking tools being used to share information across agencies and company departments </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your network intact for the future! </li></ul>
  18. 21. professional networking and job searching on linkedin
  19. 23. LinkedIn -- Three Degrees of Separation
  20. 25. LinkedIn will help you build your network.
  21. 28. Find company info and make connections
  22. 31. LinkedIn Groups
  23. 32. <ul><li>1,124 members and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Share news </li></ul><ul><li>Post discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Network with recruiters and job seekers </li></ul>
  24. 35. microblogging and job searching on twitter
  25. 36. Twitter is not just about Lebron and Lindsay
  26. 37. Why Twitter? <ul><li>News and information feed </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service tool </li></ul><ul><li>Email alternative – Direct Msg </li></ul>
  27. 42. 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
  28. 43. social communication for added reach and networking
  29. 44. You never know who might be able to help your job search.
  30. 45. 2010 Facebook Demographics and Statistics Report: 328% Growth in 35-54 Year Old Users
  31. 53. photo sharing for job search and career positioning
  32. 55. educational videos for job seekers on
  33. 57. Tim Strike, Senior Manager, Recruiting & Staffing for General Dynamics interviews include: Introduction to General Dynamics Information Technology Applying for a Job and Interviewing with General Dynamics Information Technology What is General Dynamics Information Technology’s Military Recruitment Program? Austin West, Project Manager for General Dynamics interviews include: Differences between Military Life and Private Industry Life Interviews Transition and Preparing for the Next Career Military Background and Experience Relocation
  34. 58. getting your job search started on social networks
  35. 59. <ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow subjects or people you find of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand your social network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in as much as you are comfortable with on your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A profile photo humanizes you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember groups and leave a note to intro yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research companies and find individuals that may help your job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook also has groups and company information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone you know may be able to help you find a job! </li></ul></ul>
  36. 60. <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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joel Cheesman, recruiting blogger @ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 61. Help Me Help You Google search: name LinkedIn
  38. 62. 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!