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!
Mayors Office for Senior Citizens: Social Job Search
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.
• 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.
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• 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