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March 24, 2010, FREE Webinar presented by AARP with Susan P. Joyce of Job-Hunt.org covering face-to-face networking and Dave Peck of New Media Chatter covering online networking

March 24, 2010, FREE Webinar presented by AARP with Susan P. Joyce of Job-Hunt.org covering face-to-face networking and Dave Peck of New Media Chatter covering online networking

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  • Hopefully, this will be covered in the introduction. 04/23/10
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  • And the beauty of it is, these days with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. – it is MUCH easier than it used to be to find those people from your past. 04/23/10
  • And the beauty of it is, these days with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. – it is MUCH easier than it used to be to find those people from your past. 04/23/10
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  • The biggest disservice job seekers do to themselves in networking (on AND off-line) is “keeping my options open” or “being flexible.” Very difficult for your network to help you if they don’t know what you want. “ Oh, I’ll do anything!” Really? Rocket science? Brain surgery? Race car driver? WHAT? WHERE?
  • If you don’t have a common history with someone to use as an ice-breaker topic, find something non-controversial that you can discuss. It helps build rapport and is not as threatening as thrusting out your hand and saying, “Hi! My name is Mary Jane Smith, and I’m job hunting.” Also helps facilitate staying in touch since you know something about the person and their interests.
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  • IOU = I Owe You – I committed to do something, and I will follow through. It’s often very easy to dismiss a group based on your first meeting. None, or few, of the faces look familiar; the situation is unfamiliar and may be uncomfortable at first. It takes at least a couple of meetings before you become a familiar face and have a chance to build rapport with other members of the group. This is one of the reasons volunteering for an organization can be so beneficial. 04/23/10
  • TOU = Thinking Of You! Twitter is excellent for facilitating these kinds of connections, but the telephone, email, and face-to-face meetings work very well, too, of course. 04/23/10
  • The person who runs the “check in” table meets everyone who attends! And, volunteering for an organization is a great way to learn more about it and the people in it. It may also help you fill in some experience gaps on your resume. Many international organizations have local chapters, so if you are interested in changing locations, the association can be a bridge. One of my favorite organizations is Toastmasters International. Go to the meetings, meet new people, and build a skill that will stand you in good stead during your job search. 04/23/10
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  • Cover what Facebook is, how to join (basic steps), and key features of interest to job seekers. 04/23/10
  • Cover what Facebook is, how to join (basic steps), and key features of interest to job seekers. 04/23/10
  • Cover what Facebook is, how to join (basic steps), and key features of interest to job seekers. 04/23/10
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Networking 2010 - Make Connections to Find a Job Networking 2010 - Make Connections to Find a Job Presentation Transcript

  • Networking 2010: Make Connections to Find a Job March 24, 2010
  • Welcome
    • Why AARP is doing this webinar
    • What to expect in this webinar
    • How to participate in this webinar
    AARP Education & Outreach
  • This Webinar
    • Part 1 – Face-to-Face Networking, slides 4 - 28
    • by Susan P. Joyce of Job-Hunt.org
    • Part 2 – Online Networking, slides 29 – 53
    • by Dave Peck of NewMediaChatter.com
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  • Learning Objectives, Part 1
    • By the end of the webinar you will have a better understanding of effective off-line networking practices, including:
    • Why networking works
    • Your excellent network (& how to expand it)
    • 5 network meetings success strategies
    • Resources
    AARP Education & Outreach
  • Networking Poll 1
    • Check the answer that best describes your networking (non-online) habits:
    • I network occasionally (1-3 times a month).
    • I network frequently (1-3 times a week).
    • I network daily.
    • NA – I don’t have a network and/or don’t network.
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  • Networking Poll 2
    • If you currently have and use a network (non-online), how much do you enjoy it?
    • Very much
    • It varies
    • I’m not really comfortable with it
    • I dread it
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  • Networking Poll 3
    • I found my last job through:
    • Job posting or ad
    • Referral by a friend or former colleague
    • Contacted by a recruiter
    • Other
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  • Why Networking Works
    • Fewer than 20% of jobs are posted or advertised.
    • People are more comfortable hiring people they know or know about.
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  • Good News and Bad News
    • The Bad News:
    • Most people aren’t good at job hunting.
    • The “rules” have changed.
    • The Good News:
    • Most people don’t job hunt often.
    • Your network is MUCH better than you think.
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  • Your Excellent Network
    • People you:
      • Grew up with
      • Went to school with
      • Worked with or for
      • Served with in the military
      • Live/lived with or near
      • Belong/ed to a club or other group with
      • Had/have kids in the same schools as
    • Former clients, customers, suppliers
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  • Your Excellent Network
    • People you don’t know yet who:
      • Work in the same field
      • Live in the same area
      • Root for the same teams
      • Served in the same military service
      • Belong to the same associations/groups
      • Have other interest(s) in common with you
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    • Look for:
      • Events - meetings, dinners, football games, etc.
      • Other venues for reconnecting – email, online forums
      • Directories of people you know or might/should know
        • Working for any of your target employers?
        • Working in the field you want?
        • Working in the location you want?
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  • Finding Good Networking Opportunities
    • Contact or attend meetings:
      • Your former schools or college/grad schools
      • Fraternal organizations
      • Local organizations & groups
      • Professional/industry associations
      • “ Alumni” groups for your former employers
      • Local job search support groups
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  • 3 Secrets to Building a Great Network
    • 1. Think of networking as:
      • Getting re-connected with good people you knew before
      • Meeting interesting new people
      • Helping others succeed
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  • 3 Secrets to Building a Great Network
    • 2. Listen (2 ears; 1 mouth)
    • 3. Look for win/win
    • What do you have to lose?
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 1. Prepare –
    • Research, plan, and have goals:
      • Google the organization, event, speaker(s), officers, committee members, etc.
      • Meet 3 new people from your target employers, in your field, location or _____ ?
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 1. Prepare –
    • Develop and practice your “elevator speech”:
      • Determine exactly the job you want.
      • Create a list of target employers.
      • Document your qualifications & accomplishments.
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 2. Engage People
      • First, find something in common to discuss:
        • Discuss the organization running the meeting and the topic (if any).
        • Compare notes on schools, cars, teams, hobbies, movies, TV, traffic, that picture on the wall, the food being served, the weather, etc.
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 2. Engage People
      • Be interested in them.
      • Wait for a request before launching into your elevator speech.
        • Don’t make your job search the primary topic.
        • Don’t walk away if they can’t help your job search.
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 3. Play Cards
      • Bring your personal “contact cards” – have them loose in a pocket. (Put cards you collect into a different pocket.)
      • Write date, event & note about person on the back of their card, during or immediately after the event.
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 4. Follow through (IOU’s)
      • Thank organizers and participants who offered you leads.
      • Follow-up on promised post-event actions.
      • Promise yourself that you will attend a group’s meetings at least twice.
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  • Network Meetings 5 Success Strategies
    • 5. Stay in Touch (TOU’s*)
      • Share an article or news item you know will be of interest.
      • Share an appropriate job lead you don’t need.
      • Offer congratulations on birthday, wedding anniversary, new baby, new job, etc.
    • * TOU = Thinking Of You
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  • How to Succeed at Meetings if You Are Shy
    • Volunteer to be part of the “crew.”
    • Show up early when it will be easier to meet others.
    • Take a friend.
    • Enjoy yourself.
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  • Summary: Job Search Networking Success
    • Get out there.
    • Don’t ignore the Internet (but less than 20% of your time).
    • Don’t be selfish.
    • Enjoy yourself.
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  • Job Search Networking Resources:
    • Websites:
      • Job-Hunt.org including:
        • Boomer Job Search
        • Job Search Networking
        • Social Media & Job Search
        • Directory of Local Networking & Job Search Support Groups
        • Directory of Professional Associations
        • Directory of Corporate, Military, & Government Alumni Groups
      • RileyGuide.com including:
        • Network, Interview, Negotiate
        • The 50+ Workforce
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  • Job Search Networking Resources:
    • Free eBooks:
      • Wishcraft by Barbara Sher
      • Job Search Networking for Introverts by Wendy Gelberg
      • 30 Ideas of Successful Job Search by Tim Tyrell-Smith
      • Job Search Tweet Sheet by Marci Reynolds
      • Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile by Meg Guiseppi
      • Using the Social Web to Find Work by Chris Brogan
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  • Job Search Networking Resources:
    • Books:
      • The Successful Introvert by Wendy Gelberg
      • Through the Brick Wall by Kate Wendleton
      • never eat alone by Keith Ferrazzi
      • Me 2.0 by Dan Schawbel
      • I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? By Jason Alba
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  • About Susan P. Joyce
    • Owner/editor of Job-Hunt.org since 1998
    • Veteran (USMC), 2-time layoff “graduate”
    • Contact me:
      • [email_address]
      • Twitter.com/JobHuntOrg
      • Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group
        • Subgroup for Boomers & Beyond
        • Subgroup for Veterans
      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/susanjoyce
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  • Learning Objectives, Part 2
    • By the end of this webinar you will have a better understanding of social networking, including:
    • What social (online) networking is
    • Its potential benefits to jobseekers
    • Networks to consider for your job search
    • Effective practices – social networking do’s and don’ts
    • Resources
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  • Social Networking Poll 4
    • Check the answer that best describes your online networking habits:
    • I network occasionally (one to three times a month).
    • I network frequently (one to three times a week).
    • I network daily.
    • NA – I don’t have a network and/or don’t network.
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  • Social Networking Poll 5
    • If you currently have and use an online network, have you found it to be beneficial?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes
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  • What is Social Networking?
    • Social networking is connecting and sharing information with like-minded people, via the Web.
    • A social network is an online community of people who share common interests and/or activities.
    • Internet message boards Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter fall under the general category of social networking, as do del.icio.us and Technorati, applications that let users add their own keywords (or tags) to Web pages and blogs.
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  • The Benefits of Social Networking
    • What recruiters are saying:
    • “ Those who embrace and exploit these newer technologies will gain a significant advantage over their colleagues who are restricting themselves to established job search methods.”
    • Joel Cheesman, recruitment issues blogger @cheezehead.com
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  • The Benefits of Social Networking
    • Building a significant web presence is crucial to your job search.
    • “ Some recruiters won’t call you unless you have a presence and significant Google visibility.”
    • Martin Buckland, recruiter
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  • Social Networking Poll 6
    • There is no need to manage my online presence: my online reputation has no bearing on my job prospects.
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Not sure
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  • Social Networking Do’s and Don’ts
    • 70% of surveyed U.S. recruiters and HR professionals have rejected a job seeker based on what they found online.
    • 85% of surveyed U.S. recruiters say that a positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions.
    • 30% to 35% of jobseekers don’t believe that their online reputations have an impact on hiring and, therefore, don’t try to manage their reputations.
    • (Source: Online Reputation in a Connected World , 2010 Cross-Tab study for Microsoft)
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  • Social Networking Do’s and Don’ts
    • Build your online presence and network carefully to highlight your skills and experience.
    • Manage your privacy settings on sites where you have a presence.
    • Be sure that your work history and experiences are consistent if displayed on different sites.
    • Don’t air dirty laundry, even if you have a valid grudge against an employer (former or current); manage your reputation.
    • Nurture your network at all times, even when you’re not looking for work.
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  • About Dave Peck
    • Social Media Strategist, LSF Interactive.
    • Early adopter and veteran of social networking.
    • Assisted individuals and businesses with building online presence and communities.
    • Contact me at www.newmediachatter.com
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  • Q & A: Make Connections To Find a Job Dave Peck New Media Strategist LSF Interactive Deborah Russell AARP Director Workforce Issues Susan Joyce Editor and Publisher of Award-Winning Job-Hunt.org
  • AARP Work Resources
    • www.aarp.org/work offers information, resources and tools for workers 50+.
    • www.aarp.org/jobtips provides job search and self-employment tips to workers 50+.
    • www.aarp.org/jobwebinars is a series of webinars offered to assist job seekers and workers 50+.
    • www.aarp.org/thewatercooler is an online community for persons 50+ who wish to discuss topics related to work.
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