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On June 19, 2012, designers from the bay area gathered at Jobvite HQ for the UX Resume and Portfolio Bootcamp. This session, Networking Works: Using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for Jobs, was …

On June 19, 2012, designers from the bay area gathered at Jobvite HQ for the UX Resume and Portfolio Bootcamp. This session, Networking Works: Using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for Jobs, was presented by Patrick Neeman, director of user experience at Jobvite, and Dylan Campbell, partner at Highlander Solutions.

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    • 1. NetworkingWorks { Using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for JobsPatrick Neeman Dylan CampbellDirector of User Experience, Jobvite Partner, Highlander Solutions@jobvite @highlandersolhttp://www.jobvite.com http://www.highlandersolutions.net
    • 2. Why social is important •Kenneth James Hamer, Twitter •Nicholas Huttema, Facebook •Mai Nakamura, LinkedIn •Alyse Speyer, Personal Referral •Stacey Tester, Personal Referral •Margaret Hsu Stout, Personal Referral 9% of all job 45% of all hires applications { Agency + personal referrals }
    • 3. The lowest conversion rate for an application? A job board0.41% percent of applications from job boards become hires.11 percent of applications from referrals become hires. Job boards are dead. There needs to be a personal relationship to get in the door. Relying on Craigslist personal ads for the one. @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 4. Personal networking is the new job board Why?@jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 5. 56% percent of people who got a job got it through someone they knew casually. Mark Granovetter@jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux Sociologist, 1973
    • 6. To get the great jobs you have to figure out a way to expand your personal net work, and social media is a great way to do that. The best jobs, especially at startups, aren’t advertised. if they are, then you need an inside connection to be your champion within the company.{ How do I become a personal referral? } Use Social Media @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 7. You can’t put your bet on one hand -- you should explore other opportunities.It’s about making a lot of small bets...• Follow people at companies you like on Twitter• Subscribe to updates on Facebook• Tailor your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles• Go to conferences, meetups and classes @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 8. {Social Networks}LinkedIn Research, reconnaissance and your profileFacebook Personal friends and their connectionsTwitter Super connectors and people with similar interestsStack Exchange, Git Building street cred and engage with other usersHub, LinkedIn GroupsSkillShare, Meetups Engage with super connectors and people in person @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 9. { What kind of people should I be looking for? } • Super connectors, because they like helping people • People who might hire you, not someone who is you • Recruiters, because they move around ALOT Not Robert Scoble - 265k followers 1k to 4k thousand people on Twitter •Not other user experience designers every time •Ask developers •Ask product managers •Ask marketing people Recruiters are very transient, but stay in the same industry, one recruiter we work heavily with has brought jobvite into 6 companies in 5 years @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 10. It’s all about getting them to engage. Ask them questions.Get them to talk!• Ask about their company• Ask about what they’re doing• Ask about their interests• Ask them for adviceYou want themto do the talking! @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 11. Culture fit is really important, especially for design. You want to find people you like that like you. The best way is engaging with them. It’s like dating...You can “play the field” to find what you want @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 12. You want something that shows how much passion you have for design. Something you do on your own time so you learn and grow as a designer. { Extra Credit }Have a passion project • Give you something to say • Create common interests • Doesn’t have to be work related • Improve your skills @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 13. { Extra Credit }UX Drinking Game @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 14. { Extra Credit }Find My Bookmarks
    • 15. There needs to be a return on conversation.{ What not to do }• Do not talk all the time• Don’t stalk and give them space• Be respectful but be engaging @jobvite @highlandersol #jobviteux
    • 16. Thank you!Patrick Neeman Dylan CampbellDirector of User Experience, Jobvite Partner, Highlander Solutions@jobvite @highlandersolhttp://www.jobvite.com http://www.highlandersolutions.net