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  • Mowing the lawnGoing on a date?In Seattle? In NYC?
  • Not just job search.WORK has changed.CollaborationCommunicationCross-cultural understandingNo one will ever “train” you to use technology ever again!Not just the pace – it’s how things get done
  • You can’t have the whiff of resistance if you want to compete in today’s job market.Companies don’t know what’s next, they need someone who can roll with the punches -competition used to happen in the executive office -now a random tweeter can become the “face of the company” and effect a turnaroundYou have 3 choices:Wait for something that resembles what you had (and risk losing time, money or never finding it)Go off on your ownGet in the game. Get energized by the digital age!
  • We’re going to dive deeply in LinkedInAnd glance at twitter but before moving forward, let’s talk about the elephant in the roomWho feel anxious and uncomfortable? Deal with Ambiguity
  • Make them come back for more!

Jobseeker Bootcamp Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Get Social boot camp
    Social Media for Jobseekers
  • 2. Relax. Have fun. Nothing to buy!
    Leave your comfort zone at the door
    Ask me anything (almost)
    I opened my Twitter account in 2007. That’s credibility, baby!
    When I started in the recruiting business, we still used snail mail, fax machines were cool and the Cosby Show was the top TV show!
  • 3. Remember this?
  • 4. Things have changed.
  • 5. Time to reinvent.
  • 6. Your #1 job is to get yourself referred!
  • 7. How?
  • 8. Social media model for jobseekers
    Professional Blog
  • 9. But wait….
  • 10. Let’s talk about fear
    Doing it wrong
    Looking “stupid”
    “Getting caught”
    Appearing desperate
    Stalkers and evildoers
  • 11. Living a digital life
    Online activity supports offline events
    You determine the degree of openness
    Opt-in means you always have options
    Trepidation, confusion, overload is the norm!
    Direct correlation between contribution and reward
    It’s as if we have flying cars! Think of the difference in mobility and speed!
    You are early adopters!
    You can’t break the interwebs!
  • 12. Tools of the trade.
    Other social and professional networks
    Corporate Websites
    Blogs and other places of interest on the internet
    Google Reader
    Spreadsheet or tracking list
  • 13. 75,000,000 LinkedIn Users
  • 14. LinkedIn checklist
    Complete your profile
    Link with contcts
    Look for jobs
    Join groups
    Research companies & individuals
    Manage privacy settings
  • 15. Complete your profile
    Include your picture
    Be as complete as possible
    Definitely your email address!
    Ask for recommendations from colleagues who know your work
    Update your status or link with Twitter
    Include your profile URL on your resume, in your email sig and on your blog
  • 16. Make connections
    Start with people you know:
    Me, Christina, this class
    Colleagues and former colleagues
    Neighbors and relatives
    FOF (be targeted)
    Everyone you meet in the interview process
    Scan your email for new contacts
    Vendors, salespeople, bloggers, everyone
    Write a personal introduction
    Add 5-10 contacts a week (or more!)
  • 17. Look for jobs
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
    Build relationships
  • 18. Build relationships
    Your success depends on it
    You will have to talk to strangers
    Relationships are 2-way
    Have you shared anything lately?
    Content does not have to be original
    This is a messy, unquantifiable process
    Start online, connect offline, then connect again online
  • 19. Share awesome, helpful content
    Share articles and blog posts that your colleagues will find helpful or interesting
    Share awesome photos and videos
    Whitepapers, blog posts, slide shows
    Promotions and awards
    “How to” articles
    Use a tool such as Google Reader to curate articles
  • 20. Join groups
    Find groups in your industry and your profession
    Corporate and school alumni groups
    Local and national
    Start your own group
    Manage group updates
    Connect with group members
  • 21. Research
    Find and “follow” your target companies
    Make key connections, starting with your inner circle
    Review job postings, ask a first level contact to refer you, if appropriate
    Research connections. Who are they? Where did they work before? Who do you have in common?
  • 22. Manage privacy settings
    Visibility is good
    You have the right to build a professional network
    Remember, you’re networking, not “job hunting”
    Review profiles first. Do not accept connections if you do not feel comfortable
    There is a .00001% chance something bad will happen. There is a 99% chance something good will happen.
  • 23. Live example
  • 24. Get at me!
    tweet me: @peopleshark or @tweetajob
    FB me:
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