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Job Seeker Presentation

  1. 1. Job Seeker Network A presentation on effectively building relationships with recruiters, leveraging social media in your job search, and more!
  2. 2. Introduction to Robert Macias (me!) <ul><li>San Antonio, TX native </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Tech University (Dec. 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Technical Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Seattle for about 1.5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Recruiter and Social Media Coordinator for Greythorn Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies: music, basketball, networking, social media, tech geek! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>-Understanding the professional recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>-Building a Relationship with Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>-Fundamentals of social media </li></ul><ul><li>-Strengthening your job search efforts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Understanding the professional recruiter <ul><li>Recruiters……. </li></ul><ul><li>-spend about 4 to 5 hours on the phone daily </li></ul><ul><li>-make contact with about 500 people every week </li></ul><ul><li>-can receive anywhere from 100 to 300 emails every day </li></ul><ul><li>-they rely on their network for current industry information and market trends </li></ul><ul><li>-they are compensated for finding the right candidate for their client companies </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Abby Locke from about.com </li></ul><ul><li>Now that you know a recruiters daily challenges…….. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building a Relationship with Recruiters <ul><li>-Have Specific Job Targets </li></ul><ul><li>-Have a Well-Defined Message </li></ul><ul><li>-Develop a Comprehensive Resume </li></ul><ul><li>-Aggregate your resume data (use tables) </li></ul><ul><li>-Develop a Compelling Subject Line </li></ul><ul><li>-Think Twice About Email Blasts </li></ul><ul><li>-Be Honest </li></ul><ul><li>-Have Something to Offer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fundamentals of Social Media <ul><li>I am not a social media expert or guru; evangelist….maybe </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some “must do’s” when using Social Mediums to expand your network: </li></ul><ul><li>-Avoid force feeding information </li></ul><ul><li>-Listen to those that subscribe to you </li></ul><ul><li>-Add Value, Add Value, Add Value  </li></ul><ul><li>-Respond </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fundamentals of Social Media (cont’d) <ul><li>-Share the wealth </li></ul><ul><li>-Give credit to others (kudos!) </li></ul><ul><li>-Collaborate with those out there who are doing well in your industry </li></ul><ul><li>-Point people in the right direction </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strengthening your job search efforts <ul><li>-Strategy and planning </li></ul><ul><li>objective? (company/industry/position etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>what mediums should you use? </li></ul><ul><li>Revist your operative image (what’s working, what’s not?) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strengthening your job search efforts (cont’d) Courtesy of compete.com
  10. 10. Questions?

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