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  • 1. JOB SEARCH 2.0 Amy J. Kearns, MLIS Monday, June 8, 2009 Westfield Public Library
  • 2. ME
    • Teacher
    • Trainer
    • Tech-lover
    • English Bulldog owner
    • Program Coordinator for the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
    • Part-Time Lecturer, SCILS, Rutgers
    • Joined Twitter on 2007-04-23 10:08:09
  • 3. YOU
    • Do You Tweet?
    How did you get a job you have (or have had) in the past? How have you hired for a job in the past?
  • 4. WHERE ARE NEW HIRES ARE FOUND? SINCE AT LEAST 2005 THE TOP SPOT HAS HELD STEADY: SOME 27% COME FROM REFERRALS. http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1903083,00.html
  • 5. "IT'S STILL ALL ABOUT CONNECTIONS. WHAT'S CHANGED IS HOW YOU DO IT."
    • http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1903083,00.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardsummers/379654824/
  • 6. DAN SCHAWBEL
    • One in five hiring managers conduct background checks using social networks (primarily Facebook), while one in ten college admissions officers do the same.
    • Submit your resume to job banks, corporate websites, vertical job agents or attend job fairs,10% of your time. The other 90% should be concentrated social media!
    • http://mashable.com/2009/01/05/job-search-secrets/
  • 7. ASSUMPTIONS
    • You think online tools are generally a “positive” thing
    • You agree that they may be useful in job searches
    • You will ask questions
    • You at least know what the Internet is…
  • 8. CAUTION
    • Breathe
    • Smörgåsbord
    • Baby steps
  • 9. AGENDA
    • Web 2.0 Background
    • Quick Basics
    • 2.0 Job Searching
    http://cheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=4245299
  • 10. DO YOU KNOW . . .
  • 11. HOW ABOUT . . .
  • 12. AND …
  • 13. WEB 2.0
  • 14. TALKIN’ 2.0
    • Move from 1.0 to 2.0
    • Participatory, interactive, “open,” transparent
    • SOCIAL
    • User generated content is key
    • You are building your brand: you!
  • 15. WHAT IS WEB 2.0?
    • The term " Web 2.0 " refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design , that aims to facilitate communication , secure information sharing , interoperability , and collaboration on the World Wide Web . Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services , and applications ; such as social-networking sites , video-sharing sites , wikis , blogs , and folksonomies . – Wikipedia 3/19/09
  • 16. BUZZWORDS
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • RSS
    • Folksonomies / Tagging
    • Social Networking / Social Media
  • 17. A FEW BASICS
    • RSS – Really Simple Syndication
    • Web 2.0 “glue”
    • Feeds
    • Feed Readers
  • 18. SYNDICATION
  • 19. SYNDICATION
  • 20. RSS SYNDICATION
  • 21. RSS READERS
    • Bloglines Pageflakes
    • Google Reader MyYahoo!
    • Feedly Simply Headlines
  • 22. TOOLS
    • Communication
    • Connection
    • Collaboration
    • Connection
    • Contribution
  • 23. BASICS
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • RSS
    • Social Sites
  • 24. THE BASICS
    • Gmail account:
        • Google Reader / Google Talk
        • Google Calendar
    • WordPress.com account
    • Blogger/Google account
    • facebook profile (150 million users) / MySpace
  • 25. WHAT TO DO
    • Make comments
    • Offer help
    • Ask questions
    • Get involved in the community/conversation
    • Set “search alerts”
  • 26. AUTHENTICITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevateprinting/3072187338/
  • 27. LEVEL UP
    • URL/website
    • flickr account
    • YouTube / Blip.TV
    • WAY UP: Video Resume
  • 28. HOT!
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn (30 million users)
  • 29. TWITTER
    • http://www.twitter.com
    • http://twitterholic.com/akearns/
    http://twitter.com/akearns
  • 30. TOP 10 TWITTERHOLICS BASED ON FOLLOWERS
  • 31. TWITTER GROWTH
  • 32. TWITTER
    • Put your job pitch in your profile (160 chars)
    • Use professional avatar
    • Tweet about job search
    • Link to an online CV or resume https://www.visualcv.com/resume_resources/resume_templates?_oskwdid=5356672
    • Establish self as expert (do NOT misrepresent)
    • @microjobs - Recruiters begin their tweets with @Microjobs, and then submit. The @Microjobs account automatically tweets out requests to its growing network of job seekers.
  • 33. TWITTER
    • TWEET MY JOBS
    • http://tweetmyjobs.com/
    • Their claim, “only job board that provides INSTANT notification of open positions via text messaging.”
    • @tweetmyjobs
    • @tweetmyresume
    • http://mashable.com/2009/03/13/twitter-jobs/
    • AND TWITTER SEARCH http://search.twitter.com/
  • 34. LINKEDIN
  • 35. LINKEDIN
    • Business Networking Portal
    • Business Contacts Management
    • On-line Resume
    • Marketing Brochure
    • Research
    • Keep in Touch
    • Expand - use connections to leverage other connections
  • 36. JOB BOARDS / JOB SEARCHES
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • http://www.dice.com/ (career hub for tech insiders)
    • The Vault - www.vault.com/jobs/jobboard/searchform.jsp
  • 37. YOUR LIBRARY
    • Databases
    • Programs/Classes
    • http://gethelp.njlibraries.org/
  • 38. YOUR LIBRARY
    • http://getjobs.njlibraries.org/
  • 39. KNOWNS
    • facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Plaxo
    • Ning
    • MySpace
  • 40. UNKNOWNS
    • Namyz.com
    • Trufina.com
    • Xing.com
    • Tribe.net
    • SimplyHired.com
    • JibberJobber.com
    • Jobster.com
    • Emurse.com
    • Zoominfo.com
    • Ziggs.com
  • 41. TOP SITES - DAN SCHAWBEL
    • http://www.myworkster.com/ (exclusive networks for colleges – create professional profile and network)
    • http://jobfox.com/ (online dating for jobs – matching and introductions)
    • http://www.ecademy.com/ (connects business people – no job search, but all about networking)
  • 42. ADDITIONAL SITES
    • BrazenCareerist.com
    • FDCareer.com
    • HappyJobSearch.com
    • PerfectJobSoftware.net
  • 43. THE NEW WEB
    • OR The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    • Privacy
    • Personal/Professional
    • Control
    • Visibility – it’s FOREVER
    • Flip it – search companies, execs, etc.
  • 44. PERSONAL BRAND
    • Build it
    • Maintain it
    • Personal branding is the process whereby people and their careers are marked as brands. [1] It has been noted that while previous self-help management techniques were about self- improvement , the personal branding concept suggests instead that success comes from self- packaging . [2]
    • Wikipedia 3/21/09
  • 45. PERSONAL BRAND
    • Personal branding often involves the application of one's name to various products. For example, celebrity real-estate mogul Donald Trump uses his last name extensively on his buildings and on the products he endorses (e.g., Trump Steaks).
    Dan Schawbel http://personalbrandingblog.com/
  • 46. REMINDER!
  • 47. WEB PRESENCE
    • Monitor your name – Google/Google Blog Search
      • Set Alerts (RSS!)
    • Email – professional firstname.lastname@webmail.com
    • IM
    • Profiles
    • Websites – blogs, etc.
  • 48. NETWORKING
    • RELATIONSHIPS
    • Sharing
    • Participation
    • Authenticity
    • Update
    • Add value
    • Help
    • Give
  • 49. NETWORKING
    • Similar to “real world”
    • BUILD IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT
    • Ongoing
    • Wider-Reach
  • 50. TIPS
    • Cross-connect
    • Lock up your name
    • Refer/Recommend
    • Introduce
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefangmonster/352439602/
  • 51. TIPS
    • Comment on blogs, in forums, on photos, etc.
    • Ask/Answer questions – LinkedIn Answers, etc.
    • Follow industry news
    • BE HUMAN about it – it is still about networking/making connections and relationships!
  • 52. SOCIAL MEDIA HEADHUNTER
    • Figure out what you're interested in.  Go online and find people discussing that topic.  Engage those people, and make sure that you have a profile somewhere online that tells people you are available.
    • Top Secret Recruiting Tip:  Don't say you're "looking for work."  Instead say you are " interviewing for new positions .“
    • http://www.socialmediaheadhunter.com/2009/02/using-social-media-to-find-work.html
  • 53. FINAL WORD
    • Put Yourself Out There!
    • Controlled
    • Consistent
    • Connect
  • 54. ADDITIONAL LINKS
    • Snagajob.com (hourly employment, full and part)
    • Teens4hire.org (ages 14-19, summer, part-time, seasonal, full-time, vocational)
    • SBA.gov (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • 55. CONTACT
    • [email_address]
    • URL:
    • I am Akearns:
    • Twitter - http://twitter.com/akearns
    • flickr
    • facebook / friendfeed