Your Job Search: A Recruiter's Eye View

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Flip your job search on its head and learn how recruiters work, what they look for, and how to leverage your relationships with them to make your next best career move. This presentation is heavy on social recruiting tactics, so make sure you are logged in to your LinkedIn!

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Your Job Search: A Recruiter's Eye View

  1. 1. Your Job Search A RECRUITER’S EYE VIEWJulia Pitlyk | Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator | Grant Alexander
  2. 2. What’s Your Recruiter Experience?
  3. 3. Headhunters
  4. 4. Headhunters Search Consultants
  5. 5. Headhunters Search ConsultantsRecruiters
  6. 6. Headhunters Search ConsultantsRecruiters Matchmakers
  7. 7. Headhunters Search ConsultantsHelp You Land Your Dream Job!Recruiters Matchmakers
  8. 8. 1   CHOOSE THERIGHT RECRUITER
  9. 9. REPUTATION
  10. 10. NETWORK
  11. 11. TIME IN THE FIELD
  12. 12. SPECIALITY
  13. 13. 2   GETCONNECTED
  14. 14. When youapproach them:
  15. 15. AVOID THE BLACK HOLE
  16. 16. AVOID THE BLACK HOLE
  17. 17. MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT
  18. 18. KEEP NETWORKING IN MIND
  19. 19. When theyapproach you:
  20. 20. WHERE THEY LOOK FIRST
  21. 21. WHERE THEY LOOK FIRST
  22. 22. BUILD YOUR BRAND
  23. 23. WHERE TO BE PRESENT etc…
  24. 24. OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN
  25. 25. DON’T LOOK LIKE A SEEKER
  26. 26. LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
  27. 27. LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONALProfessional Headlineincludes name, titlesheld OR possible titles
  28. 28. LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONALProfessional Headlineincludes name, titlesheld OR possible titles Vanity URL – good for business cards or email signatures
  29. 29. LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONALProfessional Headlineincludes name, titlesheld OR possible titles Make your previous employment searchable Vanity URL – good for business cards or email signatures
  30. 30. USE YOUR WORDSPACE Utilize every field to optimize your searchability!
  31. 31. IDENTIFY KEYWORDS
  32. 32. IDENTIFY KEYWORDS Nouns > Verbs
  33. 33. IDENTIFY KEYWORDS Nouns > Verbs Industry Jargon
  34. 34. IDENTIFY KEYWORDS Nouns > Verbs Industry Jargon Standard Job Titles
  35. 35. BUT AVOID THESE WORDSLinkedIn’s Most Overused Buzz Words in 2010 & 2011 Crea&ve   Extensive  experience   Organiza&onal   Innova&ve   Effec&ve   Mo&vated   Extensive  experience   Results-­‐oriented   Track  record   Dynamic   Mo&vated   Proven  track  record   Innova&ve   Team  player   Problem  solving   Fast-­‐paced   Communica&on  skills   Problem  solver   Dynamic   Entrepreneurial  
  36. 36. BUT AVOID THESE WORDS LinkedIn’s Most Overused Buzz Words in 2010 & 2011 Crea&ve   Extensive  experience   Organiza&onal   Innova&ve   Effec&ve   Mo&vated   Extensive  experience   Results-­‐oriented   Track  record   Dynamic   Mo&vated   Proven  track  record   Innova&ve   Team  player   Problem  solving   Fast-­‐paced   Communica&on  skills   Problem  solver   Dynamic   Entrepreneurial  Aim to be more specific, factual, and more unique to you!
  37. 37. TELL YOUR STORY
  38. 38. TELL YOUR STORYTalk about you role AND the scope of the company!
  39. 39. TELL YOUR STORY
  40. 40. TELL YOUR STORYEdit company display name – help recruiters help you by giving them more information!
  41. 41. MAKE IT ROBUSTFill out your sections and coursework to tell yourwhole story and make yourself more searchable.
  42. 42. 3  SELL YOUR SUCCESS
  43. 43. BE STRATEGIC First Call is anAppointment Setter
  44. 44. BE STRATEGIC First Call is anAppointment Setter Ask for a Job Description
  45. 45. BE STRATEGIC First Call is anAppointment Setter Ask for a Job Description Tweak Your Resume & Responses
  46. 46. BE STRATEGIC First Call is anAppointment Setter Ask for a Job Description Tweak Your Resume & nt fe re y Responses ave a dif r ever H o ! me f pp ly to re s u o u a y jo b
  47. 47. STRENGTHEN YOUR RESUMERecruiters will adjustyours, but don’t make them look for the “golden nugget.”
  48. 48. SHARE YOUR “EX” FACTORS -
  49. 49. SHARE YOUR “EX” FACTORS - Experience
  50. 50. SHARE YOUR “EX” FACTORS - Experience Expertise
  51. 51. SHARE YOUR “EX” FACTORS - Experience Expertise Excellence
  52. 52. WORK WITH THE PROCESS Set realistic expectations for the recruiter Be prompt in Return calls and emails returning calls and promptly emailsBe open to opportunitiesKnow how the feedback process works
  53. 53. 4  MAINTAIN THERELATIONSHIP
  54. 54. ON-GOING RELATIONSHIP
  55. 55. TIMING IS EVERYTHING
  56. 56. BE A CONNECTOR
  57. 57. GIVE REGULAR UPDATES
  58. 58. GIVE REGULAR UPDATES – da ti n g er-up i n th e i d ov them Avo keep ! j u st k n ow
  59. 59. 4  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  60. 60. I thought I was the perfect fit for a job, but therecruiter hasn’t responded to my application/isn’t returning my calls and emails…what’s going on?
  61. 61. REASONS WHYMissing important qualifications.
  62. 62. REASONS WHYMissing important qualifications. You’re a good fit, but not the ideal fit.
  63. 63. REASONS WHYMissing important qualifications. You’re a good fit, but not the ideal fit. t, ea n t gr nt s w a g o o d, C l ie t j u st e no th ey ’r e r. w h e n re c r u i t a pa yi ng
  64. 64. REASONS WHYMissing important qualifications. You’re a good fit, but not the ideal fit. t, ea n t grGeneric, ordinary, or nt s w a g o o d, C l ie t j u st e no th ey ’r e r.error-filled resume/ w h e n re c r u i t a cover letter. pa yi ng
  65. 65. REASONS WHYMissing important qualifications. You’re a good fit, but not the ideal fit. t, ea n t grGeneric, ordinary, or nt s w a g o o d, C l ie t j u st e no th ey ’r e r.error-filled resume/ w h e n re c r u i t a cover letter. pa yi ng Uncertainty of exactly what the client is looking for.
  66. 66. I had an initial phone call/ interview with the recruiter, but haven’theard back since. What did I do wrong?
  67. 67. REASONS WHY Your detailedexperience wasn’t a match.
  68. 68. REASONS WHY Your detailed You didn’t listen to theexperience wasn’t a questions. match.
  69. 69. REASONS WHY Your detailed You didn’t listen to theexperience wasn’t a questions. match. u st be m i te rs n yo u r R e c r u de nt i s. fi c o n r v iew ski l l i nte
  70. 70. REASONS WHY Your detailed You didn’t listen to theexperience wasn’t a questions. match. u st be m i te rs n yo u r R e c r u de nt i s. fi c o n r v iew ski l l i nte Your attitude, work-style, or personality may not be a cultural fit with the client.
  71. 71. After being presented to acompany, they didn’t want to pursue me, and my recruiter is being vague about it. Why?
  72. 72. REASONS WHY Your personal quirksmay have gotten in the way.
  73. 73. REASONS WHY Your personal quirks They may not have allmay have gotten in the the information. way.
  74. 74. REASONS WHY Your personal quirks They may not have allmay have gotten in the the information. way. t c l ie n c e s s T h e p ro ck d ba e s l o w ! fee n b ca
  75. 75. REASONS WHY Your personal quirks They may not have allmay have gotten in the the information. way. t c l ie n c e s s T h e p ro ck d ba e s l o w ! fee n b ca Remember: Your recruiter will ALWAYS want to share constructive feedback with you.
  76. 76. REMEMBER TO
  77. 77. REMEMBER TO See your recruiter as apartner in your future.
  78. 78. THANK YOU! Julia Pitlykjpitlyk@grantalexanderus.com
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