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Presentation at Westchester Chapter of Project Management Institute on Jan 29, 2010

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    • Career Management for Project Managers featuring JibberJobber Norman Reiss ePhilanthropy for Nonprofit Organizations www.nonprofitbridge.com PMI Westchester Project Managers Job Club January 29, 2010
    • Agenda
      • My Job Search
      • Job Search Task List
      • Lessons Learned
      • JibberJobber
      • Resources
      • Q & A
      • Raffle – LinkedIn for Job Seekers
      • Questions welcome at any time
    • My Job Search
      • Started job as Web Project Manager 1-05
      • Major management shuffle 11-05
      • On & off job search 2006 – 2008
      • Offered position but at lower salary 1-09
      • Ease job search during move – early 09
      • Left position 7-09
    • What I’ve Been Doing
      • Spending time at outplacement office
      • Attending live / online events / classes
      • Maintaining visibility through blog
      • Using LinkedIn to maintain / grow network
      • Using Twitter & Facebook to stay connected with network, organizations
      • Focusing on organizations, not jobs
      • Continually tweaking resume, e.g. developing multiple versions
    • How I’ve Used Social Networking to Get Interviews
      • Asked LinkedIn contact to recommend me to hiring manager
      • Used Twitter to dialog with hiring manager
      • TIPS
        • Update Linkedin Profile weekly
        • Twitter & Facebook posts must relate to brand
    • Where I’ve Fallen Short
      • Waiting too long to make move
      • Not utilizing time most effectively
      • Not keeping up with follow-up
      • Not applying for specific positions
      • Not having enough 1 on 1 meetings
      • Not using a variety of techniques
    • Job Search Tasks (how to prioritize?) Respond to Email Volunteer Monitor Industry Blogs Recruiters Help someone else Monitor Twitter And Facebook Update Blog Join LinkedIn Discussions Attend online trainings, webinars Send direct marketing letter Follow up on past meetings, chats Attend in person event Arrange phone call chats Arrange in person meetings Apply to online postings
    • Job Search Task List
      • Networking - 50%
      • Develop / Monitor Target Companies – 15%
      • Email (career, network) – 15%
      • Direct Response to Ads – 10%
      • Social Networking / Blog – 5%
      • Recruiters – 5%
    • Special Challenges
      • Job search while working
      • Multiple resumes for different jobs
      • Staying motivated during long search
      • Dealing with others’ negativity, recession
      • Distractions when conducting job search from home (visit café with Internet access)
    • Lessons Learned
      • Decide time to spend on each activity
      • Track time to see how you’re doing
      • Work with career coach or accountability partner
      • Don’t focus only on one opportunity (continue job search until you start new job)
      • Provide value in every interaction
      • Actively participate in meetings, whether in person or online
    • What is Jibber Jobber?
      • Organize and manage job search
      • Track personal and professional relationships
      • Track target companies
      • Track jobs you apply to
      • Best used for Career Management not only for job search
    • Why JibberJobber Will Help You
      • Helps keep you organized by reminding you of follow up
      • One place to track networking activities (easier than searching through email)
      • Easy switch between free / paid versions
      • More focused on career and jobs than other databases
      • Product is actively supported / enhanced
    • JibberJobber Home Page
    • JibberJobber - Network
    • JibberJobber – Add Contact
    • JibberJobber - Companies
    • JibberJobber – Add Company
    • JibberJobber - Jobs
    • JibberJobber – Add Job
    • JibberJobber Add Log Entry & Action Item
    • JibberJobber - Documents
    • JibberJobber – Add Document
    • JibberJobber – Free vs. Paid
      • Start with free version
      • Upgrade to ‘Silver’ if you need more than 75 companies or 250 contacts
      • Upgrade to ‘Premium’ if you want additional features
        • Import / export from Outlook, Gmail, Twitter
        • Open action items report
        • Multiple contacts per company
        • Get action items in email
    • Resources - Books
    • Resources - Web
      • Ask the Headhunter
      • Career Hub
      • ETP Network - 7-Step Job Search Methodology
      • Execunet
      • Guerilla Job Hunting
      • MyCareerCoach
      • SpinStrategy - 30 Ideas of Successful Job Search
      • The Ladders - Staying Positive During Your Job Search
      • Quintessential Guide to Job Search 2.0 using Online Social Media
    • Q & A / Contact Info
      • Want to learn more about JibberJobber? Free webinar every other Wednesday at 11 AM
      • Sign up details at www.jibberjobber.com/blog (top left)
      • Norman Reiss
      • www.nonprofitbridge.com
      • [email_address]
      • 646-827-0635
    • Raffle
      • Submit business card for chance to win copy of LinkedIn for Job Seekers
      • LinkedIn for Job Seekers for $49.95, get six months of JibberJobber premium for free (please mention PMI when ordering) http://linkedinforjobseekers.com/