Job Search and Apply: Make the Process More Effective for You

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Many people spend hours and hours sifting through job boards. Monster.com, careerbuilder.com, Indeed, simplyhired, LinkedIn.

This is one of the most time consuming and dreaded aspects of a job search. There are also several things to avoid when engaging in job search including intrusive advertising pop-up and email scams.

It does not have to be this way. Many steps in the search and apply process can be automated, saving you precious time.

Ed Andriessen and Kevin Lewis, Business Marketing experts will show you what new technologies are available to streamline the search process and some best practices to employ when actually applying for a job.

This presentation will cover:

*Why do people spend so much time on the job boards?
*What you need before the search and apply process
*What are the top job search websites?
*How do I automate the job search?
*How do I avoid the traps built into an online application?

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Job Search and Apply: Make the Process More Effective for You

  1. 1. THE SEARCH &APPLY PROCESS:WORKING SMARTERNOT HARDER
  2. 2. Pleasemute yourcellphoneBefore we begin…
  3. 3. Who We Are• CEO of Lewis EducationGroup• Business Consultant.• Also devilishlyhandsome(and a lot thinner)• CEO of BusinessTraining Resource• Marketing Consultant• Devilishly handsomeEd Andriessen Kevin Lewis
  4. 4. Agenda*Why do people spend somuch time on the jobboards?*What you need before thesearch and apply process*What are the top job searchwebsites?*How do I automate the jobsearch?*How do I avoid the trapsbuilt into an onlineapplication?Q & A
  5. 5. The Power of Habit
  6. 6. Inspiration for partsof this program
  7. 7. Why do people spend somuch time on the jobboards?
  8. 8. It fulfills the need to be busy.
  9. 9. Odds10.00%75.00%0.00%10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%60.00%70.00%80.00%Job Search Methods Success
  10. 10. What is the state with the lowestunemployment? (North Dakota)http://www.careerbuilder.com/
  11. 11. Why not target companies?The best companies in NJ – CNNThe best companies in NJ – IndeedThe best companies in NJ – NJBizAll of these companies need:admin, financial, sales, logistics, management, purchasing, maintenance, etc.
  12. 12. What you need beforethe search and applyprocess
  13. 13. Accomplishment basedresumeView our slide presentation “How to make yourResume and Cover Letter Stand Out” on slideshare
  14. 14. Cover Letter?Yes or no?(Definitely YES!)
  15. 15. What are the top ten job searchsites?• Indeed• Simplyhired• LinkedIn• CareerBuilder• Monster• Craigslist• Glassdoor• Dice (Tech)• Mediabistro (media)• Tweetmyjobs (social media)
  16. 16. How do I automatethe job search?
  17. 17. Other job alertservices•All the major jobboards•Linkedin.com•Linkup•Execusearch•IndividualCompanies
  18. 18. Niche Job Search tools
  19. 19. My Skills, My FutureLink to My Skills, My Future
  20. 20. My Next MoveLink to My Next Move
  21. 21. How do I avoid thetraps built into anonline application?
  22. 22. Keywords can be found in the job posts
  23. 23. Decoding the Job Posting
  24. 24. Your new bestfriend in jobsearch
  25. 25. Your new bestfriend in job searchThe company review site –salaryinfo, evaluation, interviewshttp://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
  26. 26. • Arrive 5-10 minutesbefore – if you’retoo early, wait in thecar• Demonstratepositive frames ofmind• Don’t be a stalker• Dig a little dirt…losea little ground• Having goalscommunicates thatyou have a direction
  27. 27. Q & A
  28. 28. THE SEARCH &APPLY PROCESS:WORKING SMARTERNOT HARDER

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