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S.M.A.R.T Job Search Strategies For LinkedIn

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Step up your job search with this Smart Social Media Strategy by adding LinkedIn to your job search strategy.

Step up your job search with this Smart Social Media Strategy by adding LinkedIn to your job search strategy.


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  • Now let’s help you get clear
  • Take 10 minutes to write out what your ideal job would look like
  • Now that you are more clear on the ideal position let’s get clear on the skills you offer. If you get stuck and are not sure you can take the skills worksheet home as an assessment to help you become more clear on your skills set.
  • As you research you’ll want to use the company research data sheet when you come across a company that is of interest to you.
  • A case in point
  • Use the target companies list provided.
    It is important that you are have specific companies you are targeting. And I’ll tell you why?
  • Develop your contact list. When speaking to your contacts you will you use your target companies list. Let’s discuss this approach.
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    • 1. S.M.A.R.T JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FORS.M.A.R.T JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR LINKEDINLINKEDIN PRESENTED BYPRESENTED BY DAWN QUESNEL, CPCC, PCCDAWN QUESNEL, CPCC, PCC
    • 2. S.M.A.R.T JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FORS.M.A.R.T JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR LINKEDINLINKEDIN PRESENTED BYPRESENTED BY DAWN QUESNEL, CPCC, PCCDAWN QUESNEL, CPCC, PCC
    • 3. S.M.A.R.TS.M.A.R.T Specific Measurable Attain Realistic Time Bound
    • 4. SS.M.A.R.T.M.A.R.T Be Specific.  I am looking for a project manager position.  I am looking for a project manager position in the advertising industry.  I am looking for a project manager position in the advertising industry, working on healthcare accounts.
    • 5. Be SpecificBe Specific Rate the following in order of priority for your job search (1 most important; 4 least important) Challenge __ Location __ Advancement __ Money __
    • 6. Be Specific about the skillsBe Specific about the skills you offeryou offer Web-based applications Interactive communications – Websites and email campaigns Client services MS Project Operations
    • 7. S.M.A.R.TS.M.A.R.T Measure  Research on linkedin using titles and/or skills as key words.  What titles come up in your search?  Who are the companies hiring for these positions/titles?
    • 8. Interactive Project Manager General Description: Minneapolis-based interactive ad agency has an immediate need for an Interactive Project Manager to manage day-to-day operations across a variety of client projects. Ideal candidate should have practical experience producing quality, professional interactive communications including websites and/or email campaigns. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines is a must. Basic understanding of data-driven publishing is a plus. Experience: • Knowledge of web-based applications, standards and QA processes. • 2 to 3 years prior experience as a Producer or Project Manager. • Client service and agency experience strongly preferred. • Strong leadership, communications, organization skills. • Must be flexible, deadline driven and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Education: Bachelor's Degree or commensurate years of experience in the role of a Producer or Project Manager.
    • 9. S.M.S.M.AA.R.T.R.T Attain  Attain the companies you want to target.  Which companies do you want to work for who can utilize your expertise and skill set?  Does your resume speak to what they are looking for?
    • 10. S.M.A.S.M.A.RR.T.T Is it Realistic? Call the people you are in relationship with.  Friends  Family  Alumni  Personal contacts: neighbor, former boss, dentist, doctor  80% of all positions are filled without employer advertising.  Networking is the #1 way to get a job.  20% of all positions filled are published.
    • 11. S.M.A.R.TS.M.A.R.T Make a time bound plan.  Track your results.  Follow up with contacts.  Go back to any of the steps if you need to. E.g., Research. Are you specific? Is it clearly stated on your resume?
    • 12. S.M.A.R.S.M.A.R.TT Time Bound  How and when will you work on your job search?  Use SMARTY goals: S – Specific; M – Measurable; A – Action step; R – Realistic; T – Time-bound; Y – Why is it important to you?

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