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  • Strategies to Supercharge your job search Gaining Momentum in your Job Search.
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/ Follow up • 5% - Job Boards – Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% - Resume – Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% - Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/ Follow up • 5% - Job Boards – Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% - Resume – Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% - Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • Face-to-Face Networking • Focus on 3 things - note on Business Cards – Past Experience – to align with your Future Aspirations – Past Companies - to identify companies of interest – Future Aspirations - to be able to generate leads for them • Pick 5 People of Interest – Nurture the Relationship – Send Follow Up Emails with Leads – Remind them of your skills and your Career Aspirations • Keep in touch – make it a point to call 5 every week • DropCard – www.dropcard.com
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/Mailings/Follow up • 5% - Job Boards – Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% Resume – Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • Company Research/Follow Up • Company Research – Company Website – LinkedIn – Google Search – Annual Statement – for publicly Traded Companies • Mailings – Direct mail (Dear Hiring Manager) • 50 – 100 per month (No follow up w/o response) – Targeted mail (Dear Dept Manager, John Smith) • 20-25 per week (100% follow up with call and/or letter) • Follow Up (Networking Contacts) – Send them Teasers – Snippets from Competition, Industry Sector Analysis, any findings from Annual Report – Remind them of your skills and your Career Aspirations
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/ Follow up • 5% - Job Boards: Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% - Resume – Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% - Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • Automate your Job Search • Reduce time spent looking for a job on boards to no more than 5% by: – Creating Save Searches - Set up Job Search Agents on Job Boards • Age of Jobs • Email Frequency – Setting up Multiple Job agents • Specific jobs will get emailed to your Inbox every day – Use RSS Feeds (Real Simple Syndication) – see how
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/ Follow up • 5% - Job Boards – Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% - Resume: Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% - Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • Streamline Resume • Establish Top Section – Career Summary – – Bullet List (5-6 Quantified Achievements) – Teaser for the rest of the resume – Place for Keywords/Revisions • Establish Keywords – Technical Keywords – from Job Posting – Behavioral Keywords – from Company Website • Tailor Resume top section & Keywords for the TARGET Jobs • Embed your LinkedIn Profile Link and add other Hyperlinks
  • Recharge Toolkit • 40% - Face-to-Face Networking • 40% - Company Research/ Follow up • 5% - Job Boards – Aggregation Strategy, RSS Feeds • 5% - Resume – Keywords, Hyperlinks, Blog Links, Recommendations, Google Search • 10% - Online Networking – LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn Profiles: Key Areas to Optimize Upload a professional looking Photo Use industry relevant Job Titles Provide relevant updates List current and on what you previous professional are currently experience, as well as working on education
  • Continued Link to your past/present Company Optimize both of these sections by providing detailed descriptions of your experience and expertise Use Key Search terms and Keywords
  • Continued The experience section provides another chance to share your expertise and professional accomplishments Be sure to use relevant, industry specific keywords
  • Continued Remember: Recommendations don’t need to Obtain recommendations. be long to be Reach out to current and effective! former bosses and past colleagues to provide feedback on your capabilities Recommendations serve as important third-party validation
  • Continued Personalize your page by sharing interests and hobbies you enjoy outside of the office Join groups and participate in Targeted discussion boards
  • LinkedIn Best Practices • Make sure your profile on LinkedIn highlights your accomplishments and not just what you were responsible for. • Think about what search terms recruiters or hiring managers may enter to look for people like you. Make sure those terms are in your profile. • Be sure to connect with everyone who knows you and is likely to be willing to recommend you. Go to Find Contacts or download the Outlook Toolbar if you use Outlook. • In addition to applying for a job listed on LinkedIn, request a referral to the poster. Research the poster, so your cover letter can be as personalized and targeted as possible. • When you apply for a job, try to find an Insider – your LinkedIn Contact and get a Recommendation • 10 organizations you would like to work for - see who do you know there. • Search for people like you and see where they are working. • See what your former classmates are up to. • Use 1st Level Contacts and Groups to grow network
  • Remember: Build an Interview Pipeline Week 1 Interviews Follow Up Research Mailing Follow Up Week 2 Interviews Follow Up Research Mailing Follow Up Week 3 Interviews Follow up Research Mailing Follow Up Week 4 Interviews Research Mailing Follow Up Week 5 Int Research Mailing Follow Up
  • Your Focus Areas as an Active Job Seeker Stand Out Leverage the Network LinkedIn, Twitter, How do I STAND Facebook…how do OUT or find some I leverage my inside connection network in my job for a job posting? search? Search Organize How can I quickly How do I search all manage my job available jobs on search and stay the web from one organized? site?