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Job Seeker Presentation


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