2.0 For The Job Seeker

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A brief guide to finding a job using three of the most popular 2.0 tools, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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2.0 For The Job Seeker

  1. 1. CENTRIQ Trainingpresents: Doug RIchards2.0for the Job Seeker<br />Hide it. Find it. Get it.<br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />This seminar will guide you through a step-by step system that will immediately impact your job search exposing you to the hidden jobs in the deep web, the network you may not realize you have and research tips and tricks to help you close the deal during any interview. <br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Doug Richards
  4. 4. 2.0 Evangelist
  5. 5. What is 2.0?
  6. 6. Why does it matter?
  7. 7. What do hiring managers look for in a candidate?
  8. 8. Skills & Certifications
  9. 9. Experience
  10. 10. Self-reliance
  11. 11. Cultural fit
  12. 12. Willingness to grow</li></ul>Is the market really that bad?<br />Jobless rate in double digits for first time since 1983 * (October 2009)<br />manufacturing lost 61,000 jobs<br />retail lost 39,800<br />Construction employment fell by 62,000<br />State & local governments 16,000 jobs<br />Still; businesses are hiring**<br /> Education and healthcare + 45,000 <br />manufacturers +249,000<br />Kauffman&apos;s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data showing that companies less than fiveyears old created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs <br /> *Atlanta business news<br /> **New York Times<br /> ***Kaufman foundation<br />
  13. 13. Experience can be hard to come by…<br />Experience is a tough thing to fake which makes it one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when searching for a job. Since ‘searching for a job’ doesn’t actually count as job experience consider doing one or all of the following:<br /><ul><li>Become a consultant
  14. 14. Freelance
  15. 15. To get started you need to:
  16. 16. Set an hourly rate
  17. 17. Draft a description of services
  18. 18. Identify demographics
  19. 19. Promote your services
  20. 20. Craigslist
  21. 21. LinkedIn
  22. 22. Facebook
  23. 23. Freelance Switch</li></li></ul><li>So….Where are the jobs?<br />
  24. 24. Websites that work<br />If you feel like you’re wasting your time on Career Builder and Monster you’re not alone. The good news, not all job sites are bad. Some of the sites offer real, relevant job postings. <br />Bookmark these links:<br />http://bravenewtalent.com<br />http://careertv.com<br />http://www.plaxo.com (uses Simply Hired)<br />http://www.jobster.com/<br />http://jobfox.com<br />http://ecadamy.com<br />
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  26. 26. Is Facebook keeping you from being hired?<br />According to a June 2009 CareerBuilder survey 45% of US employers now check Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media sites prior to hiring. Those candidates that were not offered jobs :<br /><ul><li>Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information - 53 %
  27. 27. Candidate posted content about them drinking or using drugs - 44 %
  28. 28. Candidate bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients - 35 %
  29. 29. Candidate showed poor communication skills - 29 %
  30. 30. Candidate made discriminatory comments - 26 %
  31. 31. Candidate lied about qualifications - 24 %
  32. 32. Candidate shared confidential information from previous employer - 20 %
  33. 33. Source: Careerbuilder.com </li></li></ul><li>
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  36. 36. Yes, employers are in the Social Web. <br /><ul><li>Currently 27 million unemployed for every open job in the U.S. (10/19/09) . Over 70% are white collar - CBS News
  37. 37. 80% of those jobs are not publically advertised – Michigan Job News
  38. 38. 40 % of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn to post jobs, 75% use it to research candidates
  39. 39. A hiring manager is typically 10 times more likely to hire a candidate that has recommendations
  40. 40. Recruiters and hiring managers both agree that the candidate MUST be a cultural fit
  41. 41. Stay plugged in to your network and your industry – knowledge is power</li></li></ul><li>
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  44. 44. Research before arrival<br /><ul><li>Do you have a job interview scheduled with a company you don't know much about?
  45. 45. Are you investigating which companies might have employment opportunities?
  46. 46. “There are traditional ways to investigate companies, like reviewing information on the company web site. However, a job seeker or candidate for employment can get much more information than that by broadening their job research” – About.com
  47. 47. Blogs
  48. 48. Corporate Message Boards
  49. 49. Monniter.com
  50. 50. Twitter
  51. 51. Google </li></li></ul><li>
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  53. 53. What else do you need to know?<br />Download the 2.0 for Sales toolbar<br />http://20forsales.ourtoolbar.com<br />Join the 2.0 for the Job Seeker LinkedIn group<br />Create a Twitter account<br />Don’t give up hope<br />

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