Job Search Web Wonders Parts 1 & 2 Ben Keeling Job Search Learning Labs March 12 & 19, 2010
Out on the Web:  Company Websites <ul><li>Find via Google search, Yahoo Finance, LinkedIn, Hoover’s, library databases, an...
Out on the Web:  Job Boards <ul><li>General job boards:  Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, and others </li></ul><ul><li>Spec...
Out on the Web:  Aggregators <ul><li>SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, OhioMeansJobs.com, others </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a cus...
Out on the Web:  Google <ul><li>Google people, companies, yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Google alerts for people, com...
Out on the Web:  Opinions <ul><li>Check out what employees and former employees have to say at Glassdoor, Careerbliss, Job...
LinkedIn <ul><li>Complete your profile:  picture, recommendations.  Offer and ask for recommendations even if your profile...
LinkedIn <ul><li>Update your LinkedIn status at least weekly, preferably job-search related.  Use to broadcast your search...
LinkedIn:  Applications <ul><li>Box.net:  Good for posting your resume or other documents.  If you have a resume posted, c...
LinkedIn:  Jobs and Companies <ul><li>Search LinkedIn’s posted jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Research companies of interest, inc...
LinkedIn:  Groups <ul><li>Join groups related to a company, industry, school, or interests (up to 50 plus subgroups):  fol...
LinkedIn:  Privacy <ul><li>You can manage your privacy settings. </li></ul><ul><li>You can similarly manage other settings...
LinkedIn:  Premium <ul><li>You can use LinkedIn to great advantage without ever paying a dime. </li></ul><ul><li>There are...
Twitter <ul><li>Not just for announcing what you had for breakfast  any more. </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of your pro...
Twitter Applications <ul><li>There are a myriad of Twitter apps that have been developed: </li></ul><ul><li>Hootsuite.com ...
Emurse.com Online Resume <ul><li>There are others as well, such as GigTide, VisualCV, and TwitRes </li></ul><ul><li>I foun...
Questions/Discussion <ul><li>My contact info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell:  513-325-1425 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: ...
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Job Search Web Wonders

  1. 1. Job Search Web Wonders Parts 1 & 2 Ben Keeling Job Search Learning Labs March 12 & 19, 2010
  2. 2. Out on the Web: Company Websites <ul><li>Find via Google search, Yahoo Finance, LinkedIn, Hoover’s, library databases, and many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Products, strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Executives, Board of Directors, Investor Relations information </li></ul><ul><li>Locations, culture </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits, jobs: most have a way to apply online. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Out on the Web: Job Boards <ul><li>General job boards: Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, and others </li></ul><ul><li>Specific to certain industries: Dice.com for IT, technology </li></ul><ul><li>Build a profile and resume. Update the resume frequently, at least weekly to be closer to the top of search results. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up email alerts for daily or weekly delivery. Customize for location, specialty, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Out on the Web: Aggregators <ul><li>SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, OhioMeansJobs.com, others </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a customized search specific to your job interest and location(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Industry aggregators also exist, such as Financejobz.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Out on the Web: Google <ul><li>Google people, companies, yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Google alerts for people, companies, yourself. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Out on the Web: Opinions <ul><li>Check out what employees and former employees have to say at Glassdoor, Careerbliss, Jobvent, and Vault </li></ul><ul><li>Posting content to the web: Consider that anything you post may be there forever. </li></ul>
  7. 7. LinkedIn <ul><li>Complete your profile: picture, recommendations. Offer and ask for recommendations even if your profile is complete. Some HR/recruiters say more is better if they’ve posted a job, and some LinkedIn job postings require recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a personalized URL. </li></ul><ul><li>Richer descriptions will increase the chances that you will turn up in a keyword search. Remember skills, awards, education. </li></ul><ul><li>Link to your website, blog, online resume, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>With personal interests and groups, you may—or may not—want to show political, religious, or other affiliations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. LinkedIn <ul><li>Update your LinkedIn status at least weekly, preferably job-search related. Use to broadcast your search. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with those you’ve met or know from the past….What about those you don’t know? More connections helps you find out more about more people, but beware the dreaded IDK (“I don’t know this person”) response. Never use templates when sending messages or requests; always add to or replace. The closer you are to someone, the easier potentially to introduce yourself and have a discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask and answer questions to help others and demonstrate expertise </li></ul>
  9. 9. LinkedIn: Applications <ul><li>Box.net: Good for posting your resume or other documents. If you have a resume posted, consider making your profile read more like a narrative and less like a resume. </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare: Post presentations, such as this one! </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress: Link to your WordPress blog. The past several posts should be shown. </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews via Amazon.com. Show what you’ve been reading, and use to create your list of must-read books. </li></ul><ul><li>Events: Show what you plan to attend, or find out what events are out there that your contacts plan to attend. </li></ul>
  10. 10. LinkedIn: Jobs and Companies <ul><li>Search LinkedIn’s posted jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Research companies of interest, including people who work at those companies. Potentially great value here in following up on an application submitted to a job board posting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. LinkedIn: Groups <ul><li>Join groups related to a company, industry, school, or interests (up to 50 plus subgroups): follow discussions (including jobs), post to discussions (including about your job search, if allowed); check a group’s external website. </li></ul><ul><li>Where jobs are posted to a group’s discussion board, you can “reply privately” to the poster, who is typically a recruiter, an HR person, or even the hiring manager! </li></ul>
  12. 12. LinkedIn: Privacy <ul><li>You can manage your privacy settings. </li></ul><ul><li>You can similarly manage other settings, such as receiving email summaries of group postings </li></ul>
  13. 13. LinkedIn: Premium <ul><li>You can use LinkedIn to great advantage without ever paying a dime. </li></ul><ul><li>There are premium levels that recruiters and HR people typically purchase, allowing for detailed searches outside their network, additional “in-mails,” etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Twitter <ul><li>Not just for announcing what you had for breakfast any more. </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of your profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to broadcast your job search. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to broadcast your expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to broadcast your interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to find jobs posted on Twitter, some of which may only be posted on Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to follow companies of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to find and follow recruiters. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to find and follow friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Build lists to make more efficient. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Twitter Applications <ul><li>There are a myriad of Twitter apps that have been developed: </li></ul><ul><li>Hootsuite.com – manage and organize your and others’ tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetmyjobs.com – jobsearch by function, location </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetajob.com – jobsearch by function, location </li></ul><ul><li>Twitres.com – Twitter resume </li></ul><ul><li>Twellow.com – Twitter yellow pages </li></ul><ul><li>…… and many, many more </li></ul>
  16. 16. Emurse.com Online Resume <ul><li>There are others as well, such as GigTide, VisualCV, and TwitRes </li></ul><ul><li>I found I needed to play with Emurse a little to get my resume to look the way I wanted it to. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to hide contact information and have a message sent from interested parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Emurse can tell you when someone has looked at your resume and (presumably) where they’re from </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions/Discussion <ul><li>My contact info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell: 513-325-1425 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter: @BenKeeling </li></ul></ul>

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