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  • 1. Social Media and Job Search
    The Five R’s
  • 2. Agenda…..sort of
    The five R's of social job search
    Resume
    Research
    Regions
    Relationships
    Resources
    couple of cool short videos
    high level overview of tools
    and a look at how HR people read a resume
    in 10 seconds or less
  • 3. Regions
    Hiring trends for new college grads
    Source: Michigan State University
  • 4. Regions
    Where you work is a huge life decision
    Spend more time at work than anywhere else
    Quality of life
    Co-workers
    Location, location, location
    Understand the best locations for your career
    Understand the best locations for your life
    Social media offers great opportunity for insights
  • 5. Resume
    First impression to the organization
    Crisp, clear, concise, uncluttered format
    Should be consistent with your on-line information
    Should be consistent with your personal branding
    Applicant tracking systems change the game
    Think “search”
    Keywords matter
    Refer to ad/job description for cues
    Worth the money to get a professional to help you ($500)
    Need to look like you are worth finding
    Need to be positioned to be found – boolean, etc.
  • 6. Research
    Research to prepare for your job search
    List of targeted companies
    List of potential locations
    List of potential industry
    Research any company who interviews you
    Research any company that makes you offer
    Tools
    Jigsaw
    D&B
    Zoominfo
    Glassdoor
  • 7. Relationships
    Networking
    Game is changed with social
    Personal network
    On-line network
    “Found” information
    Find recruiters
    Get past the HR department?
    It depends
    Find the relationships that can help you find the job you want now and tomorrow
  • 8. Resources
    Too many resources to cover
    Big job boards – Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice
    Job aggregators – Indeed, SimplyHired
    Niche job boards - Beyond
    Hyperlocal job boards – OrlandoJobs, InsuranceJobs
    Company job boards
    Twitter – Jobshouts, Tweetmyjobs, # chats
    LinkUp, Doostang, Koda.us
    LinkedIn, Facebook, and others like Gist, Branchout
    Blogs like Careerealism, RecruitingBlogs, etc
  • 9. Indeed.com
  • 10. SimplyHired.com
  • 11. Beyond.com
  • 12.
  • 13. Twitter
  • 14. Twitter
  • 15. Linkup.com
  • 16. Linkup
  • 17. Doostang.com
  • 18. Doostang.com
  • 19. Koda.us
  • 20. Koda search
  • 21. LinkedIn Job Search
  • 22. LinkedIn Groups - Jobs
  • 23. LinkedIn HR group - jobs
  • 24. Resources
  • 25. Branchout
  • 26. Branchout
  • 27. VisualCV
  • 28. Blogs and other sites
  • 29. Virtual Stuff – TheCareerSummit.com
  • 30. Innovative job search
  • 31. Innovative job search
  • 32. Contact me
    Michael VanDervort
    Michael.vandervort@gmail.com
    Twitter: @MikeVanDervort
    Phone: +1 813 417 8781