Stand Out as a Candidate<br />
Applying Innovation<br />What does a termite hill and architecture have in common?<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
The termite mound uses tunnels to cool control temperature at an even 82 degrees.<br />The East Gate Centre saves $4 milli...
Discussion Points<br />How do you apply for the job?<br />Personal presentation of skills and self<br /><ul><li>Presenting...
3 Minutes:  How to Impress<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
Stand Out to the Right Person<br />How do you apply for a job?<br />Who is your resume going to?<br />Find the decision ma...
LinkedIn search for 2nd and 3rd level connections
Call in and ask someone (tell them you are a jobseeker)
Talk to friends, neighbors, anyone you can</li></ul>www.socialtrex.com<br />
Be Memorable<br />Excellent example of using technology creatively!<br />http://vimeo.com/21228618<br />www.socialtrex.com...
Submittal:  Be Memorable<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
Stand Out:  Discovery<br />Discovery is when the company is getting to know you:<br />1st impressions are always visual<br...
Follow up?
Getting to the hiring manager?  </li></ul>Versions of your resume?<br />Generic vs. Specific cover letters<br /><ul><li>Do...
Video
Portfolio
Customize Address
http://www.visualcv.com/alexputman
Easy Share (email, social networks etc)</li></ul>www.socialtrex.com<br />
www.socialtrex.com<br />
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Stand out as a candidate

  1. 1. Stand Out as a Candidate<br />
  2. 2. Applying Innovation<br />What does a termite hill and architecture have in common?<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  3. 3. The termite mound uses tunnels to cool control temperature at an even 82 degrees.<br />The East Gate Centre saves $4 million annually on air conditioning cost!<br />Think innovatively and creatively; many things outside your current scope are possible!<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  4. 4. Discussion Points<br />How do you apply for the job?<br />Personal presentation of skills and self<br /><ul><li>Presenting skills in a variety of ways</li></ul>Transferable skills<br />Attitude <br />Networking into a job (not just social media)<br />Getting to the "decision maker"<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  5. 5. 3 Minutes: How to Impress<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  6. 6. 5 Opportunities to Stand Out<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  7. 7. Stand Out to the Right Person<br />How do you apply for a job?<br />Who is your resume going to?<br />Find the decision maker:<br /><ul><li>Google search for the hiring manager
  8. 8. LinkedIn search for 2nd and 3rd level connections
  9. 9. Call in and ask someone (tell them you are a jobseeker)
  10. 10. Talk to friends, neighbors, anyone you can</li></ul>www.socialtrex.com<br />
  11. 11. Be Memorable<br />Excellent example of using technology creatively!<br />http://vimeo.com/21228618<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  12. 12. Submittal: Be Memorable<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  13. 13. Stand Out: Discovery<br />Discovery is when the company is getting to know you:<br />1st impressions are always visual<br /><ul><li>How are you applying?
  14. 14. Follow up?
  15. 15. Getting to the hiring manager? </li></ul>Versions of your resume?<br />Generic vs. Specific cover letters<br /><ul><li>Do employers read CV’s?</li></ul>www.visualcv.com<br /><ul><li>Create text
  16. 16. Video
  17. 17. Portfolio
  18. 18. Customize Address
  19. 19. http://www.visualcv.com/alexputman
  20. 20. Easy Share (email, social networks etc)</li></ul>www.socialtrex.com<br />
  21. 21. www.socialtrex.com<br />
  22. 22. Dear Mr. Tucker<br />Application for director<br />I am writing to apply to be the new Director of the National Railway Museum. I am only 6 but I think I can do this job.<br />I have an electrick train track. <br />I am good on my train track. I can control 2 trains at once.<br />I have been on lots of trains including Eurostar and some trains in France. I have visited the museum before. I loved watching the trains go round on the turntable.<br />On the other side is a picture of me.<br />Hopefully I can come and meet you for an interview.<br />From<br />Sam Pointon<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  23. 23. Cover Letter Keys<br />Concise– Sam doesn’t waffle. A cover letter should be three to four paragraphs. Use your words wisely; make each one count.<br />Tailored– Don’t use a template. Sam tailored his letter for the organization and position. A tailored cover letter indicates: research serious about the job, work ethic. Of course, find out who will be reading your letter. <br />Why you? – After explaining why you want the job, make the connection between the position and your attributes, skills, and experiences. Carefully pick your top three reasons why you are an ideal candidate and elaborate briefly.<br />Make an impression – Remember, a recruiter may scan hundreds of cover letters a day. Is yours ‘just another cover letter’, or does it stand out? Your aim is to make the recruiter pay attention. Proof read it. Again. And again, errors = BAD!<br />Tone it down – no one likes an arrogant applicant. Don’t tell the reader that you’re an ideal candidate, SHOW them (remember visual). <br />Sign 0ff strong – thank the reader for his consideration, ask for the opportunity to discuss the role further (i.e.an interview).<br />Your cover letter is your application’s handshake. Make it count.<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  24. 24. Why You Should Interview Me!<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  25. 25. Stand Out: Confidence<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  26. 26. Stand Out: Interview<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  27. 27. Stand Out: Post Interview<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  28. 28. Stand Out: Decision<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  29. 29. Social Networks Promote Business<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />
  30. 30. Contact<br />.<br />alex@alexputman.com<br />Twitter.com/alexputman<br />Facebook.com/thesocialtrex<br />YouTube.com/user/SocialTRex<br />Linkedin.com/in/alexputman<br />thesocialTrex.com<br />www.socialtrex.com<br />

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