Impact of Online Profiles on Your Job Search Gilbert Landras  Gulf Western RVP Compliance Analyst - KBR
Today we will talk about… <ul><li>What content to have and not to have on your social networking pages….. </li></ul><ul><l...
The Job Search Process <ul><li>Step 1: The Company posts a position to fill. “Requisition Step” </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: ...
Example of KBR Job Portal
Example of Requisitions
Example of Online Job Posting
Why do Background Checks? <ul><li>Negligent hiring lawsuits are on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>Current events have caused a...
Lets take a moment and list various ways people can do background checks on you
Prepare for your background check <ul><li>Order a copy of your credit report </li></ul><ul><li>Check court records </li></...
<ul><li>[Social Networks] tend to disarm users in ways to make them believe that the information they post will just be sh...
<ul><li>WE WILLINGLY FILL OUT THE FORMS PROVIDED BY THESE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES </li></ul><ul><li>WE ALLOW DATA MINING O...
Leverage your Online Profile <ul><li>Keep your personal information fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Review all of your online prof...
Example of My Profiles
LinkedIn
 
Lets take a moment and list a few mistakes we make with online profile pictures
 
 
How Does All Of This Tie? <ul><li>Use the search functions in your social networking sites to see if you know anyone that ...
LinkedIn Example
Questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>832.452.6177 </li></ul>
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Impact of Online Profiles On Your Job Search

  1. 1. Impact of Online Profiles on Your Job Search Gilbert Landras Gulf Western RVP Compliance Analyst - KBR
  2. 2. Today we will talk about… <ul><li>What content to have and not to have on your social networking pages….. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the online career websites and how to utilize them </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Job Search Process <ul><li>Step 1: The Company posts a position to fill. “Requisition Step” </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: The Company researches resumes “Sourcing Step” </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: The Company interviews candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: The Company performs background checks on qualified candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: The Company selects the best candidate and makes the job offer </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example of KBR Job Portal
  5. 5. Example of Requisitions
  6. 6. Example of Online Job Posting
  7. 7. Why do Background Checks? <ul><li>Negligent hiring lawsuits are on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>Current events have caused an increase in employment screening </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate executives, officers, and directors now face a degree of scrutiny in both professional and private life due to corporate scandals </li></ul><ul><li>The “information age” itself may be a reason for the increase in employment screening </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lets take a moment and list various ways people can do background checks on you
  9. 9. Prepare for your background check <ul><li>Order a copy of your credit report </li></ul><ul><li>Check court records </li></ul><ul><li>Check DMV records </li></ul><ul><li>Do your own background check </li></ul><ul><li>Ask if your former employer has a policy about the release of personnel and/or employment information </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR FACEBOOK/MYSPACE </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>[Social Networks] tend to disarm users in ways to make them believe that the information they post will just be shared by the user's circle of friends. In fact, they are no different than any other space on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>From Wired Magazine </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>WE WILLINGLY FILL OUT THE FORMS PROVIDED BY THESE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES </li></ul><ul><li>WE ALLOW DATA MINING OF OUR INTERESTS, TENDENCIES AS WELL AS SOCIAL BEHAVIORS </li></ul><ul><li>THIS IS A GOLD MINE! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Leverage your Online Profile <ul><li>Keep your personal information fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Review all of your online profiles and make sure you are highlighting accomplishments and accurate information </li></ul><ul><li>Show your ability to work with others through photos and friendship connections </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight your technical abilities through a well designed website, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your online information is consistent, accurate and presents the information you want everyone in the world to view and think about you </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example of My Profiles
  14. 14. LinkedIn
  15. 16. Lets take a moment and list a few mistakes we make with online profile pictures
  16. 19. How Does All Of This Tie? <ul><li>Use the search functions in your social networking sites to see if you know anyone that works with the companies you want to work for </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a good idea of what kind of person works for the companies you want to work for </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding a higher level purpose for social networking </li></ul>
  17. 20. LinkedIn Example
  18. 21. Questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>832.452.6177 </li></ul>

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