Surfacing Top Talent With Social Media


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Surfacing Top Talent With Social Media

  1. 1. How-To: Surface Top Talent<br />Using Social Media<br />
  2. 2. What do I do at ?<br />
  3. 3. Where are you going?<br />
  4. 4. Does it feel like this?<br />
  5. 5. Or <br />this?<br />
  6. 6. “I can let you drown, but I can’t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? <br />So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?”<br />- Captain Jack Sparrow,<br />Pirates of the Caribbean<br />
  7. 7. 6 Spikes to Strike<br />Quickly<br />
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  12. 12. It all started with the first ever Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair in March 2010 [which] spurred the idea of Skype interviews, to go along with the ‘virtual’ theme of the career fair and show NGA as a forward thinking agency on the cutting edge of technology<br />
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  14. 14. Skype has been a successful tool for our hiring events, and we will continue to utilize Skype as part of our hiring strategy…<br /><ul><li>Reach diverse candidates, save the agency (and applicants) time / money
  15. 15. Advertise and interview candidates from across the country without leaving the local area (and applicants can interview from home!)
  16. 16. No interviews were conducted in person; all were done online via Skype
  17. 17. All panels were located at a contractor facility in the Washington, DC area
  18. 18. Applicants were at their homes/businesses across the country
  19. 19. Our offices and hiring managers were impressed with the high quality of the applicants we interviewed at this event.</li></li></ul><li>
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  22. 22. Meet Candace…<br />Honestly...I was bored, unemployed, and going through my morning ritual of sending out about 25-30 resumes a day. I did a Google search for something like "Government Contract Administration" and stumbled on a GovLoop blog post. I dug through the site, including the job board, and signed up!<br />It wasn't too long before I stumbled upon Sterling Whitehead who was piloting a mentor/mentee program through YAP. He paired me up with Tina Borger, CPPO, Director of Research at the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). She encouraged me to rework my resume a bit, and championed me all the way through NIGP's HR and hiring process.  Literally 3 weeks later I was the new Standards Manager at NIGP.<br />I continue to take ideas from GovLoop to innovate in my position here at NIGP!<br />
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  26. 26. Who is your target audience?<br />
  27. 27. “Generation C”<br />Someone of any age who uses web-based and mobile tools to<br /><ul><li> Collaborate
  28. 28. Communicate
  29. 29. Connect</li></li></ul><li>5 Set-Ups for Success<br />
  30. 30. 1. Build Digital Bridges.<br />
  31. 31. 2. Let Millennials / Gen X Surf.<br />
  32. 32. 3. Protect Everyone with Policy.<br />
  33. 33. 4. Harness Boomer Hang-Time<br />
  34. 34. 5. Get wet.<br />
  35. 35. Post on <br /> Join GovLoop(if you haven’t already!)<br />2. Click the “GovGigs” tab<br />3. Click “Add” (upper right corner) <br />4. Post Your Job Opening<br />
  36. 36. Start or comment on discussions in our Forums<br /><br />
  37. 37. Join Groups<br /><br />
  38. 38. Read Blogs<br /><br />
  39. 39. “I think we’ve all arrived at a very special place. <br />Spiritually, <br />ecumenically, <br />grammatically.”<br />Andrew Krzmarzick<br />GovLoop Community Manager<br /><br />202-352-1806<br /><br />Twitter: @KrazyKriz<br /><br />