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Mayors Office for Senior Citizens: Social Job Search

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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!

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  • Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, City of SeattleGET SOCIAL BOOT CAMP
  • • Leave your comfort zone at the door• Ask me anything (almost)• I opened my Twitter account in 2007.• 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!Relax. Have fun.
  • Remember this?
  • Things have changed.
  • Time to reinvent.
  • Career Fairs , 2% Walk-ins, 1% Open House, 1% Agency, 3% Referrals Temp-to-Hire, 3% Job Boards College, 4% Unknown/Other Print, 5% Direct (internet) Boomerangs, 5% Referrals, 27% Boomerangs Print Direct College Job Boards, 26% (internet), 10% Temp-to-Hire Agency Unknown/Other, Career Fairs 13%Your #1 job is to get yourself referred!
  • Make Follow up friends Interview Share Face-to-face or phone Research meeting Follow- upHow?
  • But wait….
  • • Rejection• Doing it wrong• Failure• Looking “stupid”• “Getting caught”• Appearing desperate• Success• Stalkers and evildoersLet’s talk about fear
  • • Online activity supports offline events• It’s about relationships• You determine the degree of openness• Trepidation, confusion, overload is the norm!• Safety is your responsibility• You are early adopters!Living a digital life
  • • LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook – Other social and professional networks• Email• Corporate Websites• Blogs and other places of interest on the internet• Google• Spreadsheet or tracking listTools of the trade.
  • Geico Careers Site
  • Geico on Facebook
  • Geico on YouTube
  • Geico on Twitter
  • Geico on LinkedIn
  • Ringo Scary Snooki Posh Baby Jolie The SitGeorge Me John John Posh DJ Paul Sporty Ginger Jwoww Pauly100 Million LinkedIn Users
  • • Complete your profile• Link with contcts• Look for jobs• Join groups• Research companies & individuals• Manage privacy settingsLinkedIn checklist
  • • Include your picture• Be as complete as possible – Definitely your email address!• Ask for recommendations from colleagues who know your work• Update your status• Include your profile URL on your resume and email signatureComplete your profile
  • • Start with people you know: – http://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudson – Colleagues and former colleagues – Neighbors and relatives• Friends of friends (be targeted)• Everyone you meet in the job search process• Scan your email for new contacts – Vendors, salespeople, bloggers, everyone• Write a personal introduction• Add 5-10 contacts a week (or more!)Make connections
  • • Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationships• Build relationshipsLook for jobs
  • • Your success depends on it• You will have to talk to strangers• Relationships are 2-way – Have you shared anything lately?• This is a messy, unquantifiable process• Start online, connect offline, then connect again onlineBuild relationships
  • • Find groups in your industry and your profession• Corporate and school alumni groups• Local and national• PARTICIPATE – Start your own group• Manage group updates• Connect with group membersJoin groups
  • • 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?Research
  • • 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.Manage privacy settings
  • email me: carmen@tweetajob.comtweet me: @peoplesharkFB me: www.facebook.com/carmenhudsonlink: www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudsondownload preso: www.slideshare.net/TweetajobLet’s connect!