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How to Use the Internet & Social Media for Job Search

  1. 1. Using the Internet and Social networking to find your new Adventure! <br />
  2. 2. Setting up your “office” <br />Professional Email address, not a personal one<br />Applying your offline security precautions online<br />Familiarize yourself with the settings of all accounts – hard part is finding them – usually in a drop down menu under your name<br />Setting up time to work your plan<br />Be courteous and gracious <br />
  3. 3. Using the internet as a toolkit for a job search…<br />Career Advice such as,, Inside the Net<br />Industry and Trade Associations <br />Business and Social Networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter<br />Career Site– Generic and Specialty<br />
  4. 4. Your “relationship” with a Career Site…..<br />Searching for Positions to see what is out there<br />Registering for the Site by setting up a profile <br />Registering a la carte services such as newsletters or job fairs<br />
  5. 5. Career Sites <br />Career Sites can be as generic as Monster or as niche as ClearedJobs.Net<br />Career Sites revenue comes from advertising job postings, resume database licenses and other services that are charged to employers – not Job Seekers<br />Being part of a Career Site community is an integral part of your job search for research and to be in contact with interested employers<br />Other services are available on job boards such as resume services, career coaching, job fairs to name a few.<br />
  6. 6. Understanding the landscape<br />Start wide with your search to understand who is hiring, where they are hiring and what kind of positions match your skill set<br />Boolean Search – finding the “best matches” for your keywords<br />Finding the job descriptions with the all important keywords to put in your resume<br />
  7. 7. Start with a wide search and then narrow it down<br />
  8. 8. Why set up an account on a Career Site? <br />Apply for jobs on the site rather than uploading your resume from your desktop<br />Ability to manage your job applications and position searches<br />You can develop “Job Agents” which search job postings for you “24/7”<br />You can see how often your resume is viewed by recruiters – why is this important? <br />
  9. 9. Searchable means recruiters can find you<br />Unsearchable means you can only apply for jobs<br />
  10. 10. SWhere else should I register? Your “Favorite” Company WebsiteSet up a company profile as this is first place a company recruiter will look OFCCP – (Hint : it’s not a rap song)Other key information such as benefits and reviewing the overall corporate culture<br />
  11. 11. What is one of the top ways to find a job? <br />Employee Referral Programs<br />
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  15. 15. professional networkingand job searching onlinkedin <br />
  16. 16. LinkedIn <br />The “business” social networking community<br />Used by recruiters to search and connect with candidates<br />The social community most geared toward job search – it is a job board<br />
  17. 17. Setting Up Your Account<br />You will first provide your name, email and password.<br />You will need to confirm your account through email confirmation<br />You do not need a Premium account, Basic is just fine<br />
  18. 18. Setting Up Your Profile<br />Step by step instructions that walk you through setting up your Profile<br />You can also import your resume to help set up your Profile <br />The system will prompt you to fill out as much as possible for your Profile to be complete<br />
  19. 19. Filling out the rest of the LinkedIn Profile <br />Include a Summary as well as your major accomplishments under every current and past position<br />You may want to add some Applications to your Profile such as Events<br />You can add up to three websites to your profile such as your current employer or a personal blog<br />
  20. 20. Privacy Settings<br />Under your name, in the upper right hand corner of Your Profile is “Settings”<br />Check to see how much information you want to share with your network or how others can connect with you <br />You can set up your account so that only people who know your email address can connect with you <br />
  21. 21. LinkedIn -- Three Degrees of Separation<br />
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  23. 23. LinkedIn will help you build your network.<br />
  24. 24. Building Your Network<br />LinkedIn will recommend people for you to connect with that are within one degree of separation to you<br />Only connect with people you know, or share a Group with<br />Standard template invitation should be customized<br />Always thank someone for a connection<br />You will get flagged if you try to connect with people you do not know<br />
  25. 25. Find company info and make connections<br />
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  28. 28. LinkedIn Groups<br />
  29. 29. 1,881 members and growing<br />Share news<br />Post discussions<br />Network with recruiters & other job seekers<br />
  30. 30. microbloggingand job searching ontwitter <br />
  31. 31. Twitter is not just about Lebron and Lindsay<br />
  32. 32. Why Twitter? <br />Breaking news breaks first on Twitter<br />Gathering ground intelligence on a variety of topics using “Search” <br />Automatic Job Postings from companies and Career Sites<br />Email alternative – Direct Message<br />
  33. 33. YourTwitter Account<br />Name, location and most importantly your Bio<br />Learning to write about yourself “briefly” <br />
  34. 34. Twitter Account Settings for Privacy <br />You can elect to have others follow you or that you have to approve them before they can follow you<br />You can set your location and how your information is shared with others. <br />
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  38. 38. Learn about upcoming Cleared Job Fairs<br />Connect with other followers in military-transition community<br />Alerts on new educational videos for job seekers<br />Connect with other job seekers for increased networking<br />
  39. 39. social communication for added reach and networking<br />
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  41. 41. Find Your Facebook Account Setting<br />These will be located under your “name” on your account. <br />
  42. 42. Privacy Settings<br />Familiarize yourself with the Privacy settings <br />Use the Help Section, Safety Center and the Top Questions<br />There is also a Family Help Center<br />Again, it is “your” responsibility to keep up to date on the Privacy and Security settings<br />
  43. 43. You never know who might be able to help your job search.<br />
  44. 44. 2010 Facebook Demographics and Statistics Report: 328% Growth in 35-54 Year Old Users <br />
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  49. 49. educational videosfor job seekers on<br />
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  51. 51. Tim Strike, Senior Manager, Recruiting & Staffing for General Dynamics interviews include:<br />Introduction to General Dynamics Information Technology<br />Applying for a Job and Interviewing with General Dynamics Information Technology<br />What is General Dynamics Information Technology’s Military Recruitment Program?<br />Austin West, Project Manager for General Dynamics interviews include:<br />Differences between Military Life and Private Industry Life<br />Interviews<br />Transition and Preparing for the Next Career<br />Military Background and Experience<br />
  52. 52. Help Me Help You<br />Be clear when asking for help from someone- resume review? referral? advice? <br />
  53. 53. social collaborative tools are part of the career landscape<br />
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  55. 55. Thanks for your time!<br />Contact Us Anytime!<br />RRiggins@ClearedJobs.Net<br />Ksmith@ClearedJobs.Net<br />CustomerService@ClearedJobs.Net<br />Twitter: ClearedJobsNet<br />Facebook: ClearedJobsNet<br />LinkedIn: ClearedJobsNet<br />