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Using social media and networking during your job search

Using social media and networking during your job search

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  • Using theInternet and Social Networking in Your Job Search
  • What are we doing today? • Tips on your job search • Career Sites a/k/a Job Boards • Social Networks
  • Find this presentation on our Slideshare.net channel, ClearedJobsNet or email rriggins@ClearedJobs.Net
  • Networking is #1Social networks expand your reach
  • Have Goals, a Strategy andTarget Employers
  • GoCards! List your accomplishments on your resume – not your responsibilities.
  • Learn from the successesand failures of others whohave already transitioned.
  • Learn the language and terminologyof the civilian field that interestsyou.Professional organizations &associations will help youunderstand the field better andmake connections.
  • Thinking this will be an easy / fastprocess because you are senior, have ahigher level clearance or contacts…andnot dedicating time to your searchbefore you separate. You might find ajob quickly, but is it the right match?
  • Professionalize your job search• Professional email address: name + numbers not hotsugarmama@yahoo.com• Professional outgoing message on cell phone
  • CareerSite akaJob BoardAs generic asMonster or asspecialized asClearedJobs.NetFree for jobseekers, paid forby employers
  • Use Job SearchResults to helpdevelop your jobsearch strategy.
  • •Who is hiring?•Where are they hiring?•What kinds of positions matchyour skill set?•What are the relevantkeywords for your industry orprofession?
  • Start with a wide search andthen narrow down.
  • Search withclearance levelslower than yourcurrent clearance.
  • Registeron TargetCompanySites
  • RefreshLog in to job search sites at leastmonthly to “refresh” your account.Lets recruiters know you are stilllooking for a job.
  • EmployeeReferralPrograms Better hires > everyone wins
  • Social Networks….Not a requirement for your job search, but your competition is using social media
  • 85%Recruiters & HRProfessionalscheck outcandidatesonline beforethey schedulean interview.Source: Microsoft Online Reputation Report
  • Social Media1. Networking2. Reputational Tool3. Great info source
  • Take control ofyour online brand
  • Online Reputation Management• Discover what is public – Google Yourself• Do you need to change any info?- Revise profile information- Create a new presence, should you use a different version of your name?- Request unflattering content be removed• Check and re-check privacy settings
  • Check Imagesas well
  • Set up a Google Alert to monitormentions of your name.
  • Consider setting up a Google profile ifyou need a more robust online presence.
  • Solidify Your Online Brand• Use the same name on all sites, on your resume, cover letter, job applications, email address, email signature, etc.• Use similar biographic info• Use the same photo on all sites• Link your profiles across social media platforms, for example include LinkedIn profile on Facebook profile
  • professional networkingand job searching onlinkedin
  • What can you do on •Create profile, upload public resume •Find contacts and make connections •Join (or create) groups •Search for jobs •Research and follow companies •Provide status updates and share information – demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers
  • Do NOT put your clearance on your LinkedIn profile
  • LinkedIn Connections3 Degrees of Separation
  • Customize title Use Keywords. Recruiters search by keywords / job title and location
  • Get and give Strategic Rec’sYou accept the recommendation and control whether it’s visible
  • LinkedIn Groups • Post articles or info • Comment or respond to posted items • Gather info • Network!
  • Military 2CareerSupportNetworkLinkedIn groupcreated fortransitioningmilitary in DCarea
  • Search target companies.Find contacts and make connectionsto get a foot in the door.
  • Skills - adds keywords toprofile, highlights otherprofessionals to connect with
  • Alwayspersonalizeyour invitationsto connect
  • Review the LinkedIn profile ofan interviewer(s) before youmeet them
  • 5 Things You Must Do1. Complete profile including keywords, skills and picture in professional attire2. Build network by connecting with personalized invitations3. Join relevant groups and participate4. Get/give strategic recommendations5. Research and follow companies; find individuals to help your job search
  • microbloggingand job searching ontwitter
  • News no longer breaks,it tweets.140 Character news and information feed / email alternative
  • Why• Follow recruiters & target companies• Job postings are tweeted A Tweet
  • http://search.twitter.com
  • Profile
  • Companynews, infoand jobs
  • Jobs that requiremilitary experienceUpcoming Cleared JobFairsJob search tipsAlerts on neweducational videos
  • 3 Things to Do1. Follow/connect with companies you want to work for and their recruiters2. Use relevant keywords in your profile3. Establish yourself as a thought leader
  • social communicationfor added reach andnetworking
  • You never know who mightbe able to help your jobsearch.
  • Active Facebook User?1. Include work info on your profile2. Upload your public resume to your notes3. Let your friends know you’re looking for a job4. Set up lists of people you share info with friends/others
  • Not on Facebook?1. Create a skeletal profile2. Like/follow companies, organizations and government agencies you are targeting
  • Facebook page forTransitioning Military
  • 3 Things to Do• Change profile so it includes job- related info• Like/follow companies you are targeting• Anyone you know may be able to help you find a job!
  • Profiles,Groups,Discussionsand more
  • www.TFCN.us
  • This is the best thing that could ever happen here a is going to be a great networking roup for intelligence careerswww.TheIntelligenceCommunity.com
  • Nearly 100Interviews withDefenseContractingRecruiters and HRSpecialists
  • For your targetedcompanies• Research and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.• Connect with recruiters and other employees
  • Social networking isn’t overafter you land the jobKeep your networkintact for the future!
  • Help MeHelpYou Be clear when asking for help
  • Upcoming Cleared Job Fairs October 4 – Westin Tysons Corner, VAOctober 26 – Sheraton BWI, MD www.ClearedJobs.Net Thanks for your service!