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Networking for Work Project Introduction for Trainers


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  • 1. Training for Trainers delivered by Talk About Local Session One Summer 2012Networking for Work:
  • 2. Welcome to the first of three webinars to help you use the Networking forWork approach to support people searching for work online.Networking for Work is an online version of preparing for an interview with anew suit and a haircut – we help people look right online and then helpthem network with others online to find work.Networking for Work is simple and straightforward– it draws people’sattention to basic things they can do to help themselves.We shall work through the materials for you to use when helping people.We are testing and developing Networking for Work and your feedback ishugely important to us – please bear with us if we have any gremlins.Resources all via-
  • 3. Job hunting in 2012 has to involve the internet – itsnot enough to just have a good CV. [Photo by: Robert S. Donovan]
  • 4. Its important to make a first good impression online as well as offline. Justas youd wear a suit for a job interview, you should convey a professionalimage online. [Photo by Alex France]
  • 5. 77% of recruiters said they used searchengines to find background data oncandidates.35% admitted they eliminated acandidate because of what they foundonline.[Executnet, The Guardian on 12th April 2011] “If youre moaning all the time on Twitter youre not going to get very far.” (Teaching Agency recruiter interviewed by Networking for Work) - Only 33% of job candidates bothered to search for information on themselves, to see what a prospective employer might find. [Executnet, The Guardian on 12th April 2011]
  • 6. Networking for Work training will give jobseekers a greater awareness of howtheir online behaviours can impact upon their job search and give them theskills to take control of their online profiles, covering 4 key areas: Presenting the best of yourself online. Keeping personal details private. [Image: Visualogist] [Image: Curtis James] Show as well as tell people what you can do. Using the web to connect and network. [Image: Jin Thai] [Image: Thomas Hawk]
  • 7. After our training for trainers July webinars, Talk About Local will be givingyou follow-up support over August and September to help you incorporatethe materials into your local training delivery. [Networking for Work training in Bhamingham Settlement]
  • 8. In this session we will cover:The benefits of an online profile:How a presence online can help with job-hunting and how tobe aware of and manage the risks.Getting started with an online profile:- Assessing an email address using the Email Scorecard.- Creating a new, professional-sounding email address to usefor applying for jobs.- Key features and benefits of having a LinkedIn profile.-Creating a LinkedIn profile – our how-to guide.
  • 9. Networking for WorkHelping you look your best online.A project to help the unemployed or those facingunemployment:- Take control of their online profiles and promote themselvesto potential employers.- Use simple tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn to marketthemselves, make much-needed connections and build auseful online support network.- Protect themselves against inappropriate searches byemployers for non-professional information.