Advanced Social Networking<br />Library and Online Tools for Job Seekers<br />April 23, 2010<br />
Introduction<br />Who we are:<br />Dru Frykberg, Senior Librarian<br />Brooke Roegge, Digital Information Specialist<br />...
Introduction<br />What to expect:<br />Introduction to library and online tools for social networking and job searching <b...
Using http://www.elm4you.org for research and professional development<br />
elm4you.org<br />What is elm4you.org?<br />ELM = Electronic Library of Minnesota<br />A collection of databases available ...
elm4you.org<br />What can I use it for?<br />Research<br />Company profiles<br />Help a job seeker find information on a s...
elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Scenario #1: You want to have the most recent articles related to employment...
elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier <br />Scenario #1 continued:<br />Click orange RSS icon in field that pops up<br ...
elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Scenario #2: You want to look up info on a company for a job seeker<br />Sea...
elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Items of potential interest:<br />Number of employees (Key Facts)<br />Histo...
elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Other items of potential interest on a specific company:<br />Industry profi...
elm4you.org<br />Newspaper articles<br />Under “Newspapers”<br />Can search specific papers <br />Use ProQuest to search m...
elm4you.org<br />Newspaper articles<br />Proquest:<br />Scenario: Want to receive articles on the latest issues in social ...
elm4you.org<br />eBooks via NetLibrary<br />Click on “Business” <br />Click “Search NetLibrary eBooks”<br />Some sample se...
elm4you.org<br />MNLink Gateway<br />A database of all library catalogs in Minnesota<br />Provides ways of searching for a...
Find Professional Associations <br />Online tools for uncovering networking opportunities<br />
Find Professional Associations<br />Why associations? Networking opportunities:<br />Meetings and events<br />Discussion l...
Find Professional Associations<br />Networking at a local Special Libraries Association event.<br />
Find Professional Associations<br />How to find associations<br />Internet search engines<br />Associations Unlimited (lib...
Find Professional Associations<br />Some search engines<br />Google at www.google.com<br />Yahoo at www.yahoo.com<br />Bin...
Find Professional Associations <br />Keywords: <br /><ul><li>Minnesota
association
“dental hygienists”</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations <br />Results: <br /><ul><li>Minnesota Dental Hygieni...
Minnesota Dental Association</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations<br />Associations Unlimited<br />Available a...
Find Professional Associations <br />Access Associations Unlimited via Hennepin County Library databases.<br />
Find Professional Associations <br />Try Associations Unlimited’s “Custom Search”<br />
Find Professional Associations <br />Add location information such as city and/or state<br />
Find Professional Associations <br />SIC Code for Professional Organizations is 8621. Subject Descriptors include Careers....
Find Professional Associations <br />Result:<br />ACF St. Paul Chefs Association<br />
Find Professional Associations<br />ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory<br />http://www.asaecenter.org/Directories/Asso...
Find Professional Associations <br />Add keyword to “Association name contains” search box <br />
Find Professional Associations <br />Results:<br />3 construction associations in Minnesota<br />
Find Professional Associations<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />http://www.bls.gov/OCO<br />Search for an occupatio...
Find Professional Associations <br />Sources of Additional Information<br />lists associations<br />
Find Professional Associations <br />Found:<br />National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Now find state/local chap...
Find Professional Associations<br />Meetup Groups<br />http://www.meetup.com<br />Find informal, inexpensive, local networ...
Find Professional Associations <br />Search for Meetups by interest (networking, professional) and city or zip code.<br />
Find Professional Associations <br />Found:<br /><ul><li>Magnetic Business Women Network
Metro Women in Business</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations<br />Wrap-up<br />Try these tools<br />Share the ...
Using Twitter to Search for a Job<br />
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Why look for jobs on Twitter?:<br />Don’t have to register or put up resume<br />Jobs appear ...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Five ways to find jobs on Twitter:<br />Search using hash tags<br />Use Twitter’s advanced se...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Search for jobs via hash tags:<br />#jobs or #job<br />Add  hash tag for career field of choi...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Use Twitter’s advanced search:<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />Click “Advanced search”<br...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Leverage your network!<br />Tell your friends you’re looking for a job<br />The network will ...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Locate jobs through specific Twitter accounts:<br />@microjobs<br />Aims to match recruiter d...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Locate jobs through specific Twitter accounts:<br />@jobangels <br />Help others find a job!<...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://tweetmyjobs.com/<br />Browse by Company or Location<...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://TwitJobSearch.com<br />Search by keyword (descriptio...
Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://twitterjobfinder.com<br />Browse by job type or loca...
New LinkedIn Features<br />New LinkedIn features <br />for finding jobs<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />New LinkedIn features<br />SimplyHired’s Who Do I Know<br />LinkedIn JobsInsider<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Power of LinkedIn<br />Companies are using it to find and vet candidates<br />Job boards and si...
New LinkedIn Features<br />How can job seekers leverage LinkedIn<br />Connect with as many people you know and trust<br />...
New LinkedIn Features<br />SimplyHired’s Who Do You Know<br />Popular job search engine<br />Embeds LinkedIn features<br /...
New LinkedIn Features<br />Search SimplyHired for jobs. Then click on the “Who Do I Know” button.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Allow SimplyHired to access your LinkedIn connections.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Login with your LinkedIn email and password.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Job openings appear with your LinkedIn connections with ties to the employers.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />LinkedIn’s JobsInsider<br />Browser toolbar application<br />Allows easy access to LinkedIn<br ...
New LinkedIn Features<br />JobsInsider is found under “Tools” on LinkedIn’s homepage.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Download the Browser Toolbar.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Once installed, you will have browser access to LinkedIn and JobsInsider.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />JobsInsider working with CareerBuilder.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />A job listed on HotJobs shows a LinkedIn connection via JobsInsider.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />One of my LinkedIn connections is connected to someone working at the company.<br />
New LinkedIn Features<br />Group connections are also helpful. Someone from my alumni network is connected to a job I’m in...
New LinkedIn Features<br />Wrap-up for counselors and job seekers<br />Join LinkedIn<br />Be an active LinkedIn member<br ...
Introduction<br />Thank you!<br />Please contact us with questions and comments:<br />Dru Frykberg, dru.frykberg@state.mn....
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  1. 1. Advanced Social Networking<br />Library and Online Tools for Job Seekers<br />April 23, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Who we are:<br />Dru Frykberg, Senior Librarian<br />Brooke Roegge, Digital Information Specialist<br />What we do:<br />Provide information and library services to staff and partners of the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />What to expect:<br />Introduction to library and online tools for social networking and job searching <br />Familiarity with social networking not necessary, but preferred<br />Outline:<br />Elm4you.org for research and professional development<br />Online tools for uncovering network opportunities<br />Twitter as a job search tool<br />New LinkedIn features<br />
  4. 4. Using http://www.elm4you.org for research and professional development<br />
  5. 5. elm4you.org<br />What is elm4you.org?<br />ELM = Electronic Library of Minnesota<br />A collection of databases available to all Minnesotans, free of charge. <br />Access: <br />Professional journals<br />Newspaper articles<br />E-Books<br />Library catalogs<br />
  6. 6. elm4you.org<br />What can I use it for?<br />Research<br />Company profiles<br />Help a job seeker find information on a specific issue<br />Stay on top of current trends<br />Set up an alert or RSS feed for articles on specific topics <br />Request print materials from Minnesota libraries<br />
  7. 7. elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Scenario #1: You want to have the most recent articles related to employment issues and Facebook automatically sent to you<br />Go to “Business”<br />Then “Search Business Source Premier”<br />“Choose database” option on homepage<br />Type “Facebook employment” in search<br />Click “Search History/Alerts” under the search box<br />
  8. 8. elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier <br />Scenario #1 continued:<br />Click orange RSS icon in field that pops up<br />Click “Sign in/Create New Account”<br />Click “Create New Account”<br />Fill in fields and save<br />Fill in preferences (email vs. RSS, which databases, etc.)<br />Save!<br />
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  23. 23. elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Scenario #2: You want to look up info on a company for a job seeker<br />Search for name of company (i.e. General Mills)<br />Click “Company profiles” on left menu<br />Locate correct company in list, then click the Datamonitor report link directly beneath the company’s name <br />
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  29. 29. elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Items of potential interest:<br />Number of employees (Key Facts)<br />History of company<br />SWOT analysis<br />Revenue analysis<br />Locations<br />Top competitors<br />Major products and services<br />
  30. 30. elm4you.org<br />Business Source Premier<br />Other items of potential interest on a specific company:<br />Industry profiles<br />Newspaper articles<br />Magazine articles<br />
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  32. 32. elm4you.org<br />Newspaper articles<br />Under “Newspapers”<br />Can search specific papers <br />Use ProQuest to search many at once<br />
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  35. 35. elm4you.org<br />Newspaper articles<br />Proquest:<br />Scenario: Want to receive articles on the latest issues in social networking and employment<br />Use Advanced Search<br />Social networking (Citation and abstract) and employment (Citation and abstract)<br />Click “Set up Alert”<br />Set your preferences, enter your email and Save!<br />
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  42. 42. elm4you.org<br />eBooks via NetLibrary<br />Click on “Business” <br />Click “Search NetLibrary eBooks”<br />Some sample searches:<br />Job seeking introverts<br />Jobs college graduates<br />Vocational rehabilitation<br />Jobs veterans<br />
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  49. 49. elm4you.org<br />MNLink Gateway<br />A database of all library catalogs in Minnesota<br />Provides ways of searching for and requesting print books from libraries throughout Minnesota<br />Sample searches:<br />Vocational rehabilitation<br />“Jobs veterans” only in Anoka<br />
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  56. 56. Find Professional Associations <br />Online tools for uncovering networking opportunities<br />
  57. 57. Find Professional Associations<br />Why associations? Networking opportunities:<br />Meetings and events<br />Discussion lists and online social networking groups<br />Job boards and position announcements<br />Volunteer and professional development opportunities<br />Career and educational guidance<br />
  58. 58. Find Professional Associations<br />Networking at a local Special Libraries Association event.<br />
  59. 59. Find Professional Associations<br />How to find associations<br />Internet search engines<br />Associations Unlimited (library database)<br />ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />Meetup Groups<br />
  60. 60. Find Professional Associations<br />Some search engines<br />Google at www.google.com<br />Yahoo at www.yahoo.com<br />Bing at www.bing.com<br />
  61. 61. Find Professional Associations <br />Keywords: <br /><ul><li>Minnesota
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  63. 63. “dental hygienists”</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations <br />Results: <br /><ul><li>Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association
  64. 64. Minnesota Dental Association</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations<br />Associations Unlimited<br />Available at many public libraries (Hennepin County Library)<br />Nearly 500,000 organizations <br />Local, state, regional, national and international organizations<br />
  65. 65. Find Professional Associations <br />Access Associations Unlimited via Hennepin County Library databases.<br />
  66. 66. Find Professional Associations <br />Try Associations Unlimited’s “Custom Search”<br />
  67. 67. Find Professional Associations <br />Add location information such as city and/or state<br />
  68. 68. Find Professional Associations <br />SIC Code for Professional Organizations is 8621. Subject Descriptors include Careers.<br />
  69. 69. Find Professional Associations <br />Result:<br />ACF St. Paul Chefs Association<br />
  70. 70. Find Professional Associations<br />ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory<br />http://www.asaecenter.org/Directories/AssociationSearch.cfm<br />American Society of Association Executives<br />Includes professional and trade associations<br />
  71. 71. Find Professional Associations <br />Add keyword to “Association name contains” search box <br />
  72. 72. Find Professional Associations <br />Results:<br />3 construction associations in Minnesota<br />
  73. 73. Find Professional Associations<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />http://www.bls.gov/OCO<br />Search for an occupation<br />Find association information under “Sources of Additional Information”<br />
  74. 74. Find Professional Associations <br />Sources of Additional Information<br />lists associations<br />
  75. 75. Find Professional Associations <br />Found:<br />National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Now find state/local chapters.<br />
  76. 76. Find Professional Associations<br />Meetup Groups<br />http://www.meetup.com<br />Find informal, inexpensive, local networking groups<br />Or start your own group <br />
  77. 77. Find Professional Associations <br />Search for Meetups by interest (networking, professional) and city or zip code.<br />
  78. 78. Find Professional Associations <br />Found:<br /><ul><li>Magnetic Business Women Network
  79. 79. Metro Women in Business</li></li></ul><li>Find Professional Associations<br />Wrap-up<br />Try these tools<br />Share the resources and search techniques<br />Contact me with other resources and your feedback (dru.frykberg@state.mn.us)<br />
  80. 80. Using Twitter to Search for a Job<br />
  81. 81. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Why look for jobs on Twitter?:<br />Don’t have to register or put up resume<br />Jobs appear on Twitter sooner than other major job sites <br />Less spam in results <br />Free<br />
  82. 82. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Five ways to find jobs on Twitter:<br />Search using hash tags<br />Use Twitter’s advanced search feature<br />Leverage your network!<br />Look for Twitter accounts that post jobs*<br />Use a third-party website*<br />*The companies and websites suggested in this presentation are provided only as examples. <br />DEED does not endorse any of the following companies/websites.<br />
  83. 83. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Search for jobs via hash tags:<br />#jobs or #job<br />Add hash tag for career field of choice to narrow results! <br />#job #tech<br />#jobs #accounting<br />#job #copywriting<br />#temp<br />#career or #careers<br />See handout for more!<br />
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  89. 89. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Use Twitter’s advanced search:<br />http://search.twitter.com<br />Click “Advanced search”<br />Enter search criteria:<br />Keywords<br />Hashtags<br />Near place (i.e. zip code)<br />
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  94. 94. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Leverage your network!<br />Tell your friends you’re looking for a job<br />The network will work for you!<br />"When I updated my status that I had been laid off, [a friend] referred me for a position that was open at his company, which is where I work now," she said of her current marketing position at the firm in a suburb of Chicago. "Without actively participating in that discussion, I would not have made the contact for the job.“<br /><ul><li>Barbara Maldonado </li></li></ul><li>Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Leverage your network!<br />As Harris packed up her desk she sent out a tweet that read: "just been laid off from MPC." "By the time I left the parking lot, I had a job offer from a friend that had a Web development company in town," she said.<br /><ul><li>Jen Harris</li></ul>Source: http://money.cnn.com/2009/05/12/news/economy/social_networking_jobs/<br />
  95. 95. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Locate jobs through specific Twitter accounts:<br />@microjobs<br />Aims to match recruiter directly with job seeker<br />@Jobshouts<br />Jobs across U.S.<br />@Twitjobsearch<br />Jobs across U.S.<br />@indeed <br />Jobs separated by category<br />
  96. 96. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Locate jobs through specific Twitter accounts:<br />@jobangels <br />Help others find a job!<br />Minnesota based accounts:<br />@MinnesotaWorks<br />@mnjobs<br />@MinnesotaJobsUS<br />See handout for more ideas!<br />
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  104. 104. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://tweetmyjobs.com/<br />Browse by Company or Location<br />Search by Keyword or Location<br />Job map<br />
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  116. 116. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://TwitJobSearch.com<br />Search by keyword (description, NOT location)<br />Use facets on right to narrow list<br />Job map<br />Caveat: this site doesn’t always work perfectly<br />
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  121. 121. Finding Jobs on Twitter<br />Using a third-party website:<br />http://twitterjobfinder.com<br />Browse by job type or location<br />Search by title or location<br />Results more reliable than twitjobsearch.com, but harder to read<br />
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  124. 124. New LinkedIn Features<br />New LinkedIn features <br />for finding jobs<br />
  125. 125. New LinkedIn Features<br />New LinkedIn features<br />SimplyHired’s Who Do I Know<br />LinkedIn JobsInsider<br />
  126. 126. New LinkedIn Features<br />Power of LinkedIn<br />Companies are using it to find and vet candidates<br />Job boards and sites are collaborating with LinkedIn<br />65 million members from 200 countries (LinkedIn April 2010)<br />
  127. 127. New LinkedIn Features<br />How can job seekers leverage LinkedIn<br />Connect with as many people you know and trust<br />Find and join groups <br />Use LinkedIn (update profile, make connections, solicit recommendations, provide recommendations)<br />
  128. 128. New LinkedIn Features<br />SimplyHired’s Who Do You Know<br />Popular job search engine<br />Embeds LinkedIn features<br />Displays job openings with LinkedIn connections<br />http://www.simplyhired.com<br />
  129. 129. New LinkedIn Features<br />Search SimplyHired for jobs. Then click on the “Who Do I Know” button.<br />
  130. 130. New LinkedIn Features<br />Allow SimplyHired to access your LinkedIn connections.<br />
  131. 131. New LinkedIn Features<br />Login with your LinkedIn email and password.<br />
  132. 132. New LinkedIn Features<br />Job openings appear with your LinkedIn connections with ties to the employers.<br />
  133. 133. New LinkedIn Features<br />LinkedIn’s JobsInsider<br />Browser toolbar application<br />Allows easy access to LinkedIn<br />Works with Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, Vault, Dice to show job openings with your connections<br />Download plugin to Internet Explorer or Firefox<br />Access JobsInsider under “Tools” at http://www.linkedin.com<br />
  134. 134. New LinkedIn Features<br />JobsInsider is found under “Tools” on LinkedIn’s homepage.<br />
  135. 135. New LinkedIn Features<br />Download the Browser Toolbar.<br />
  136. 136. New LinkedIn Features<br />Once installed, you will have browser access to LinkedIn and JobsInsider.<br />
  137. 137. New LinkedIn Features<br />JobsInsider working with CareerBuilder.<br />
  138. 138. New LinkedIn Features<br />A job listed on HotJobs shows a LinkedIn connection via JobsInsider.<br />
  139. 139. New LinkedIn Features<br />One of my LinkedIn connections is connected to someone working at the company.<br />
  140. 140. New LinkedIn Features<br />Group connections are also helpful. Someone from my alumni network is connected to a job I’m interested in.<br />
  141. 141. New LinkedIn Features<br />Wrap-up for counselors and job seekers<br />Join LinkedIn<br />Be an active LinkedIn member<br />Experiment and share these tools<br />Follow LinkedIn developments<br />
  142. 142. Introduction<br />Thank you!<br />Please contact us with questions and comments:<br />Dru Frykberg, dru.frykberg@state.mn.us<br />Brooke Roegge, brooke.roegge@state.mn.us<br />

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