Job Seekers + Community Action Agencies + Social Media
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A primer on how community action agencies can teach job seekers to use social media.

A primer on how community action agencies can teach job seekers to use social media.

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Job Seekers + Community Action Agencies + Social Media Job Seekers + Community Action Agencies + Social Media Presentation Transcript

  • Job Search 2.0 Where job seekers need to be and why
  • Where should job seekers be?
  • Why? 75%of employers Google candidates
  • What are they looking for?• The good, the bad and the ugly — more information about a candidate than can be gleaned from his/her resume
  • This…• Will get your resume thrown out
  • This…• Will help it move to the top of the pile (assuming the information is positive!)
  • How do they get there? a.k.a. blogs
  • Why those?• Employers = customers, and those networks can help job seekers walk employers through the process of “buying an employee”
  • You need a new doctor…• What do you want to know? – Part of the professional world – Satisfied customers – They’re keeping up – Their process – how they work• Social media helps job seekers answer those questions for employers
  • Added bonuses!Networking + education.
  • In Plain English
  • Get found by employers.Visualize and expand their networks.Research employers to find the right contact.
  • a.k.a. blogs In Plain English
  • a.k.a. blogsRead blogs for education, research and networking, and maybe evenwrite their own to prove their expertise. • personalbrandingblog.com • Read career blogs • keppiecareers.com • Read employers’ blogs • askamanager.com • Read industry blogs • jobmob.co.il •Write their own • alltop.com – for various topics
  • In Plain English
  • Follow and tweet for information, education, networking and evenjob opportunities. • twitter.com/blogging4jobs• Follow career experts • twitter.com/askamanager• Follow and engage with employers • twitter.com/danschawbel• Tweet relevant, professional links • twitter.com/keppie_careers • twitter.com/heatherhuhman