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    • JOB SEARCH 2.0 Amy J. Kearns, MLIS Monday, June 8, 2009 Westfield Public Library
    • 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
    • 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?
    • 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
    • "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/
    • 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/
    • 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…
    • CAUTION
      • Breathe
      • Smörgåsbord
      • Baby steps
    • AGENDA
      • Web 2.0 Background
      • Quick Basics
      • 2.0 Job Searching
      http://cheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=4245299
    • DO YOU KNOW . . .
    • HOW ABOUT . . .
    • AND …
    • WEB 2.0
    • 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!
    • 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
    • BUZZWORDS
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • RSS
      • Folksonomies / Tagging
      • Social Networking / Social Media
    • A FEW BASICS
      • RSS – Really Simple Syndication
      • Web 2.0 “glue”
      • Feeds
      • Feed Readers
    • SYNDICATION
    • SYNDICATION
    • RSS SYNDICATION
    • RSS READERS
      • Bloglines Pageflakes
      • Google Reader MyYahoo!
      • Feedly Simply Headlines
    • TOOLS
      • Communication
      • Connection
      • Collaboration
      • Connection
      • Contribution
    • BASICS
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • RSS
      • Social Sites
    • THE BASICS
      • Gmail account:
          • Google Reader / Google Talk
          • Google Calendar
      • WordPress.com account
      • Blogger/Google account
      • facebook profile (150 million users) / MySpace
    • WHAT TO DO
      • Make comments
      • Offer help
      • Ask questions
      • Get involved in the community/conversation
      • Set “search alerts”
    • AUTHENTICITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevateprinting/3072187338/
    • LEVEL UP
      • URL/website
      • flickr account
      • YouTube / Blip.TV
      • WAY UP: Video Resume
    • HOT!
      • Twitter
      • LinkedIn (30 million users)
    • TWITTER
      • http://www.twitter.com
      • http://twitterholic.com/akearns/
      http://twitter.com/akearns
    • TOP 10 TWITTERHOLICS BASED ON FOLLOWERS
    • TWITTER GROWTH
    • 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.
    • 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/
    • LINKEDIN
    • LINKEDIN
      • Business Networking Portal
      • Business Contacts Management
      • On-line Resume
      • Marketing Brochure
      • Research
      • Keep in Touch
      • Expand - use connections to leverage other connections
    • 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
    • YOUR LIBRARY
      • Databases
      • Programs/Classes
      • http://gethelp.njlibraries.org/
    • YOUR LIBRARY
      • http://getjobs.njlibraries.org/
    • KNOWNS
      • facebook
      • LinkedIn
      • Twitter
      • Plaxo
      • Ning
      • MySpace
    • UNKNOWNS
      • Namyz.com
      • Trufina.com
      • Xing.com
      • Tribe.net
      • SimplyHired.com
      • JibberJobber.com
      • Jobster.com
      • Emurse.com
      • Zoominfo.com
      • Ziggs.com
    • 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)
    • ADDITIONAL SITES
      • BrazenCareerist.com
      • FDCareer.com
      • HappyJobSearch.com
      • PerfectJobSoftware.net
    • THE NEW WEB
      • OR The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
      • Privacy
      • Personal/Professional
      • Control
      • Visibility – it’s FOREVER
      • Flip it – search companies, execs, etc.
    • 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
    • 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/
    • REMINDER!
    • WEB PRESENCE
      • Monitor your name – Google/Google Blog Search
        • Set Alerts (RSS!)
      • Email – professional firstname.lastname@webmail.com
      • IM
      • Profiles
      • Websites – blogs, etc.
    • NETWORKING
      • RELATIONSHIPS
      • Sharing
      • Participation
      • Authenticity
      • Update
      • Add value
      • Help
      • Give
    • NETWORKING
      • Similar to “real world”
      • BUILD IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT
      • Ongoing
      • Wider-Reach
    • TIPS
      • Cross-connect
      • Lock up your name
      • Refer/Recommend
      • Introduce
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefangmonster/352439602/
    • 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!
    • 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
    • FINAL WORD
      • Put Yourself Out There!
      • Controlled
      • Consistent
      • Connect
    • 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)
    • CONTACT
      • [email_address]
      • URL:
      • I am Akearns:
      • Twitter - http://twitter.com/akearns
      • flickr
      • facebook / friendfeed