Social Networking For a Job Using Other Online Tools

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  • 1. USING social networking IN your job search
    Presented by Anthony Furino
  • 2. RSS Feeds
    What are RSS Feeds?
    Function like an online newspaper subscription
    You subscribe to a feed that is updated regularly. When the feed is updated you are automatically sent a link to, a portion of, or a complete piece of the information you signed up for; in this case you are sent job openings
  • 3. RSS Feeds
    Quick Info
    To receive these feeds you have to have an RSS reader
    Free of charge, convenient, practically labor-free
    Useful for those people that have access to a computer regularly – can check an RSS reader for a listing of jobs instead of performing the same search over and over
    RSS Feeds work by collecting and gathering these feeds in one place so you can quickly retrieve them
  • 4. RSS Feeds
    How to Subscribe
    Perform a search and then click an RSS Feed icon to subscribe to it
    Some sites, like Career Builder, may require you to go to a specific RSS Feeds portion of their site to choose to receive feeds on jobs in a certain industry, jobs by keyword, or jobs in a particular region of the country
  • 5. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    You can choose to display an RSS feed in your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browsers
    OR
    Copy and Paste the RSS feed URL into your own RSS Feed Reader to view
  • 6. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    Internet Explorer
    Click on the RSS feed link after you have performed the initial search
    The location of the RSS feed link/icon will vary between sites
    Click on the subscription link near the top of the page
  • 7. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    Name the feed and subscribe
  • 8. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the RSS feed link after you have performed the initial search
    The location of the RSS feed link/icon will vary between sites
    To save in Firefox browser choose Live Bookmarks
  • 9. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    Name the feed and add to Bookmarks Menu
  • 10. Subscribing to RSS Feeds
    If you choose to read RSS feeds with your own RSS reader then you must follow these steps:
    Perform a search on a job site
    Click on the RSS feed link
    Copy the URL when you are taken to a different page
    Paste the URL into your RSS Reader
  • 11. RSS Feeds
    • RSS feeds may not always be easily visible – look on handout for locations of feeds on job search sites
    Different sites will design their feeds to display differently
    Meaning that when you receive these updated feeds there may be job title with a small job description linking to the full posting, or a full job posting for you to view, etc.
    Example
  • 12. RSS Feeds
    Why use RSS Feeds?
    Reduces stress caused by job search
    Reduce or eliminate the time you spend searching for jobs
    FREE FREEFREE!!!
    You can unsubscribe at anytime
    Do not have to give out your e-mail address
    They will work in any RSS Reader
  • 13. RSS Feeds
    Popular RSS Readers
    Google Reader
    My Yahoo! RSS
    News Gator
    Feed Demon
    Internet Explorer’s built-in reader
    Mozilla Firefox’s built-in reader
    Bloglines
  • 14. Job Notifications via E-mail
    Useful if you have internet access on your phone
    Functions similar to an RSS feed in that you are notified automatically, without performing a search, but you must check e-mail regularly
  • 15. Mobile Phone Job Notifications
    There are very few services that will text users job postings as they become available:
    CareerBuilder Job Alerts
    Twitter
    LinkedIn Mobile
    http://m.linkedin.com
  • 16. Firefox Add-Ons for Job Seekers
    Firefox has add-ons, which, according to Firefox can be “… a new time-saving toolbar button, a shortcut to search, a themed look, and more. Add-ons make browsing easier.”
    Basically these act like the quick access Google search field on the top right side of the browser window
  • 17. Firefox Add-Ons for Job Seekers
    To use these in Firefox go to Tools – Add-Ons – Get Add-Ons – perform a search for these add-ons below
    TwitterJobSearch.com - a job search engine for Twitter
    LinkedIn Companion – allows you to perform LinkedIn job searches, people searches, access to JobsInsider
    JobsInsider allows you to check your LinkedIn network to see if you are connected to anyone within the company that posted a specific job - if you are connected to someone on the inside you can contact hiring managers directly through LinkedIn
    Indeed Job Search – quicker way to access Indeed’s search engine