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  • 1. Let Technology Be Your Guide to a Successful Job Search Strategy Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce DevelopmentProfessionals Improving Lives Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 1
  • 2. Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 2
  • 3. #1 Job Search MethodClick Review Apply Pray Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 3
  • 4. Eye Chart – Heat Map Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 4
  • 5. Eye Chart - Overview Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 5
  • 6. The Ladders have found recruiters spend an average of just six secondslooking at a resume before deciding yay or nay on candidates Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 6
  • 7. Applicant Tracking Systems Job Requisition is Posted (Average) 100 will complete 1000 will view 200 will start the the applicationthe job posting application successfully 25 will complete 3 -5 will be the application selected for the CORRECTLY! interview Only 80% will accept the position Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 7
  • 8. Overview• Reality of today’s job search• Mind Maps• Running the Numbers• Using social media as a job search tool – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter• Google as a job search tool• Organizing your job search• Comments / Questions Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 8
  • 9. Reality of Today’s Job Search• Interviewed over 160 Hiring/HR Managers – Number One Complaint • Communication Skills – Inability to articulate skills » Resume » Applicant Tracking Systems » Interviews (Telephonic | Seated) » Social Media Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 9
  • 10. “Searching for the best talent that fits our culture” Senior Talent Acquisition Manager – St Louis Fortune 500 company Culture Skills Education Today’s Talent Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 10
  • 11. Differences Between Today and Yesterday! Google Has Replaced the Resume A Summary is Enough Social Proof is a Must Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 11
  • 12. Resumes and Cover Letters Are Not Read on Paper Anymore Relationships First, Resume’s Second Employers Only Care About What They Want Nouns Are the New Currency Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 12
  • 13. Everyone Has a Personal Brand – Yes, Everyone Typing isn’t a Skill Anymore Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 13
  • 14. Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 14
  • 15. Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 15
  • 16. Understanding Your Resume Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 16
  • 17. 30 Second Resume Test1) Hold the 1st page of your Resume and fold the Header (name, address, etc.) back so it’s no Summary longer visible. Accomplishments2) Fold the employment Skills section of your resume back so it too is no longer visible. Experience3) What you have left is your 30 second resume review. Education Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 17
  • 18. Resume GuideNo objective statementOnce you graduate moveeducation to last item onresumeSummary of QualificationsAccomplishmentsSkills SectionIt’s not about what you’vedone in the past it’s aboutwhat you bring to the tablefor that employer!Match your resume to thejob posting! Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 18
  • 19. Cover Letter GuideComplete name/address includingemailDateHiring Manager ~ HR/PersonnelManager ~ Internal Point of Contact~ Complete NameComplete Company AddressGreetingsName of Position and PositionNumber3 Qualifications per Job PostingsEmployment Gap Explanationmore than 6 monthsHighlighted skills tailored topositionRecap 3 qualifications and onequalification that you feel is yourstrongest not required by positionSign in Blue Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 19
  • 20. Understanding Job PostingsMost Job Posting contain three sections Company Information:  Overview of the company mission and basic information pertaining to the company goal in hiring a qualified applicant Job Description:  Overview of the position and some of the day to day job duties for the position the company is trying to fill Position Requirements:  Qualifications an individual must possess prior to applying for this position Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 20
  • 21. What is the 1st item on a Job Posting that most individuals look at?Correct “Pay” Note: This can become an unperceived barrier Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 21
  • 22. Read the Job Posting from beginning to end Select and highlight the top ten (10) items from theentire posting that you feel the employer is looking for ina qualified candidate. These selections from you are subjective and maynot reflect 100% of what the employer is actuallylooking for.  Then look at your resume…how many of the top ten items that you selected for this position are reflected in your resume and cover letter? Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 22
  • 23. Interviews• Do your homework first!• The interview starts when you arrive in the parking lot!• Turn cell off• Dress for Success!• Meet and greet everyone• Interview Resume• Ask Questions• Follow-up!!!!! Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 23
  • 24. Most Harmful Common Mistakes 3,000 Employers• Answering cell phone or texting: 77%• Appearing disinterested: 75%• Dressing inappropriately: 72%• Appearing arrogant: 72%• Talking negatively about current or previous employers: 67%• Chewing gum: 63% Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 24
  • 25. Interview Concerns• Candidate brought a “how to interview” book with him to the interview.• Candidate asked, "What company is this again?”• Candidate put the interviewer on hold during a phone interview. When she came back on the line, she told the interviewer that she had a date set up for Friday.• Candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why.• Candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up ten minutes late.• Candidate took off his shoes during the interview.• Candidate asked for a sip of the interviewers coffee.• Candidate told the interviewer she wasnt sure if the job offered was worth "starting the car for.” Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 25
  • 26. Wordle.net1. www.wordle.net2. Copy job posting and add to “create your own” and print3. Copy resume and add to “create your own” and print4. Compare the two images to determine if you are hitting all the right keywords Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 26
  • 27. Top 1,000 US Employers• 25% have a FaceBook business page• 75% have a LinkedIn business page or – Use LinkedIn for recruiting new talent• 25% have a Twitter account• 100% have a Social Media Manager• 100% have a Listening Manager Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 27
  • 28. Social Media Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 28
  • 29. Job Search Tools• Facebook 900+ million users – Up to 25% are businesses with Fan Pages• LinkedIn #1 Recruiting Tool – St Louis Job Angels (Group)• Twitter – 1,681,703 jobs posted in the last 30 days Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 29
  • 30. Facebook Breakdown of US users Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 30
  • 31. Facebook Security Settings• Make sure they are setup appropriately• Don’t rely on the default settings• Untag your photos and don’t allow others to tag you• Set a calendar reminder to once a month to make sure your settings haven’t changed --- i.e. default email address Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 31
  • 32. Job Search Strategy using Facebook1. Networking – With the stats fresh in mind, we can assume that most of your colleagues and business partners will be on Facebook. Furthermore, we can assume that recruiters and prospective new employers (hiring mangers, HR people) will be on Facebook. This gives you a unique opportunity to network yourself to whoever is hiring at the moment. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 32
  • 33. Job Search Strategy using Facebook2. Status Updates – The most obvious way to use Facebook for a job hunt is to update your status with your current situation and what you are looking for. Friends, family, old colleagues, long-time-no-speak acquaintances are all there to help you. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 33
  • 34. Job Search Strategy using Facebook3. Facebook Marketplace – Have a look through your local marketplace for job listings, you will be able to see a description and also who posted the job. You can now either apply or contact the person behind the position for more information. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 34
  • 35. Job Search Strategy using Facebook4. Join and get active in groups – The groups on Facebook are just like LinkedIn Groups, a place to discuss and post news about a particular topic, industry or interest. You can add value to the group by joining in or starting discussions, posting links and other resources to the wall, moderating or managing sections of the group and so on. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 35
  • 36. Job Search Strategy using Facebook5. Posting ads – It’s really simple to set up an ad campaign on Facebook. You can put a short ad together and link it to your bio. The more specific you can make it the better, you only want the right people clicking through as you pay per click. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 36
  • 37. Job Search Strategy using Facebook• Conclusion Can Facebook really help you get a job? If you spend most of your time on Facebook anyway why not make it productive Add it to your social media job searching strategy along with LinkedIn, Twitter and any other platform you use. Another weapon in your job hunting arsenal is not going to hurt. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 37
  • 38. Job Search Strategy using Facebook• Facebook Apps – Branchout is a LinkedIn Clone for Facebook – BeKnown is for individuals who use Monster – There are several more apps that I haven’t reviewed at this time Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 38
  • 39. LinkedIn Master LinkedIn First• 147 Million Users – US = 56 million users• Average Age 25 – 54 = 67% of users• Highest Industry Rate: – High Tech 14.3% – Finance 12.4% – Manufacturing 10.1% Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 39
  • 40. Should My LinkedIn Profile be the Same as my Resume? Blog.jobfully.com Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 40
  • 41. How many of you have a current LinkedIn Profile?• Looking for a job? Many companies are ONLY using LinkedIn to post employment opportunities• Not looking for a job? Many recruiters are prowling LinkedIn looking for industry talent. Don’t you want to have your door open to these offers? Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 41
  • 42. LinkedIn Profile• If you aren’t on there, get on there• Add a photo http://blog.resumebear.com/comics/oh- no-they-didnt-linkedin-avatars-gone-wrong/• Add a headline• Get a personalize URL• Create a compelling summary Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 42
  • 43. LinkedIn Profile• Tell a story about each job record• Accomplishments• Education• Volunteer• Get Recommended• Join Industry Groups• Participate and Update Regularly Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 43
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  • 45. 1st ~ Who’s Reading It• Resume – Recruiters, Hiring Managers, contacts that connect you with a job lead, ATS• LinkedIn Profile – People who have heard about you, people who want to connect with you, recruiters searching for potential candidates Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 45
  • 46. #2 ~ Why are they Reading it• Resume – To assess your qualifications for a specific job• LinkedIn Profile – To learn about you, including where you’ve worked, who you know, skills, education, talks you gave, etc. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 46
  • 47. #3 ~ What do you want the Readers to get out of it?• Resume – To see clearly how you match the job requirements and find something unique about your qualifications that set you apart from all other candidates• LinkedIn Profile – To establish reasons for them to connect with you, contact you, determine next steps Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 47
  • 48. Now you understand that ~• Your resumes are for a very targeted and controlled audience;• While you don’t necessarily know and can’t control who looks at your LinkedIn profile Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 48
  • 49. • Both should move the readers to take action to reach outResume – Only accomplishments,experience, skills that are relevant to thatspecific jobLinkedIn profile – A place where you can tellyour “whole” story and showcase a clear andcohesive picture of your “brand” Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 49
  • 50. LinkedIn Tips• Photo is a must! – Having a clear, professional, friendly looking picture of you (and you alone) is expected.• Professional Headline – By default LinkedIn will use your most recent job title for you professional headline. If that is not the job title you want to be known for, then edit your profile. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 50
  • 51. LinkedIn Tips• Summary – Not an objective statement – Facts, facts, and more facts. Tell me about your accomplishments in as few words as possible, using numbers and statistics to support the truth. An example might be• Key Words – Employers and recruiters are masters of search. They know the key words they are looking for. Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 51
  • 52. Worst LinkedIn Summary• A dynamic leader with the ability to drive change and proven track record of high accomplishments in various areas. Highly organized individual, believes in empowerment and team work, highly adaptable, strong business sense, effective communicator, result-oriented and can-do attitude. Careerealism.com Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 52
  • 53. LinkedIn Tips• Update your status every once in awhile – Your status pings your connections in their Network activity• Don’t use the default Public Profile URL – Personalize your URL (LinkedIn.com/in/frankalaniz) vs (LinkedIn.com/pub/fralaniz23483940) Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 53
  • 54. LinkedIn Tips• Don’t be a Ghost! – Make your profile public – Have a viable up to date presence – Stay active – Connect – Get Recommendations Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 54
  • 55. Twitter1,681,703 jobs tweeted in the last 30 days! Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 55
  • 56. Twitter isn’t Stupid!• Build your profile – Have a plan• Follow smart people• Participate in Twitter Chats CareerSherpa.net Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 56
  • 57. Tweet Chats • LinkedIn Chat • T-Chat • CB Chat • Monster Chat • Job Hunt Chat • HF Chat Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 57
  • 58. Are Job Boards Dead?* Surprisingly No!* Job Board Dependence* Job Seeker Perspective* HR/Recruiting Perspective Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 58
  • 59. How to Find a Job Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 59
  • 60. Networking 85% Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 60
  • 61. #1 Networking Mistake• Asking for a Job! – Do not ask for a job – ask for help finding a job! Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 61
  • 62. Googling Your Next JobEverybody’s first page search results are different! Based on how you use Google Acceptable links to Google Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 62
  • 63. Google Scripting intitle:St Louis intitle:HR Specialist (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (apply OR submit OR eoe)intitle:St Louis intilte:HRSpecialist (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (appy OR submit or eoe) Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 63
  • 64. Results Free Powerpoint TemplatesWorkforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 64
  • 65. Descriptive Terms“ability to travel” intitle:St Louis intilte:HRSpecialist (intitle:job OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:careers) (appy OR submit or eoe) Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 65
  • 66. OrganizationJob Application Job Search Log Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 66
  • 67. Questions/Comments Frank AlanizMissouri Workforce Regional Liaison frank.alaniz@ded.mo.gov www.linkedin.com/in/frankalaniz @St8Wkr Free Powerpoint Templates Workforce Development Professionals Improving Lives Page 67