Rock, Paper, Scissors, Internet All the Tools for Your Job Search Tina Holt, SPHR BalanceWorks, LLC
Economic Situations Come and Go <ul><li>Today’s Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Target your search </li></ul><ul><li>Role of ...
There May be Many Applicants <ul><li>But are they qualified? </li></ul>
Targeting Your Search <ul><li>Evaluate your skills and needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your capabilities and preferences ...
Considerations <ul><li>Economic and personal </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Opportunity  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancement? Tr...
Sources <ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Party Chat </li></ul...
The New Role of the Resume   <ul><li>Contact info  current  and  appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Use of keywords – verbs, ti...
On Line Applications <ul><li>Upload resume </li></ul><ul><li>Input application comments/info </li></ul><ul><li>Certify – e...
Online Resources <ul><li>.jobs for new graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed.com </li></ul><ul><li>Monster.com </li></ul><ul>...
Employer Job Boards <ul><li>Static Announcements vs. Online Application </li></ul><ul><li>Notice deadlines </li></ul><ul><...
Linked In <ul><li>Create a profile </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to colleagues, acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Update with pr...
Twitter <ul><li>Job boards  </li></ul><ul><li>Desired employers </li></ul><ul><li>Trade/industry groups </li></ul><ul><li>...
Follow-Ups <ul><li>Use the initial method of contact </li></ul><ul><li>If online, check your status – may be updated </li>...
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Internet <ul><li>Targeting your search </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Onlin...
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Job search skills rock, paper, scissors, internet

  1. 1. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Internet All the Tools for Your Job Search Tina Holt, SPHR BalanceWorks, LLC
  2. 2. Economic Situations Come and Go <ul><li>Today’s Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Target your search </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Follow ups </li></ul><ul><li>“Perpetual” Job Search </li></ul>
  3. 3. There May be Many Applicants <ul><li>But are they qualified? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Targeting Your Search <ul><li>Evaluate your skills and needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your capabilities and preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocate? Travel? Night shift? Number of hours? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus your efforts on industry, job or company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be realistic </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Considerations <ul><li>Economic and personal </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancement? Training? Exposure? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts, casual dress, proximity </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sources <ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Party Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Event </li></ul><ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual network </li></ul>
  7. 7. The New Role of the Resume <ul><li>Contact info current and appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Use of keywords – verbs, titles </li></ul><ul><li>System-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the Quick Glance test </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor to the job description when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh every 45 days or so </li></ul>
  8. 8. On Line Applications <ul><li>Upload resume </li></ul><ul><li>Input application comments/info </li></ul><ul><li>Certify – electronic signature </li></ul><ul><li>Automated “black box” (scoring, yes/no, etc.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Resources <ul><li>.jobs for new graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed.com </li></ul><ul><li>Monster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Al.com (same as classifieds) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized industry interest websites (ex., project management) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Employer Job Boards <ul><li>Static Announcements vs. Online Application </li></ul><ul><li>Notice deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Prequalification </li></ul><ul><li>May be easier to submit subsequent applications; be selective </li></ul>
  11. 11. Linked In <ul><li>Create a profile </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to colleagues, acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Update with projects, associations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Used by recruiters to identify talent </li></ul>
  12. 12. Twitter <ul><li>Job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Desired employers </li></ul><ul><li>Trade/industry groups </li></ul><ul><li>Thought leaders in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Others can view who you’re following </li></ul>
  13. 13. Follow-Ups <ul><li>Use the initial method of contact </li></ul><ul><li>If online, check your status – may be updated </li></ul><ul><li>All interactions are “interviews” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Internet <ul><li>Targeting your search </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Online Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Ups </li></ul><ul><li>DETERMINATION </li></ul>

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