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
Regions Hiring trends for new college grads Source: Michigan State University
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
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.
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
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
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