V brief background my elevator pitch... How job search has changed What I did to find a job... story Grad agency advert, Haymarket assessment, gifraffe story 2nd job referral, 3rd job agency, 4th direct application, 5th Network, 6th my own – my business through recession all through network, relationships..
TTS Story look them up as I&apos;m making the intro even before sent CV! To have some influence over how others perceive you
Google first 5 pages Google alerts your name Especially built tools: twitter link / amykate Not listed don&apos;t worry change using powerhouses of the big three What do you want and need it to say expert in what? Looking for what? Bad : ReputationDefender.com before you even get there lock down settings : in resources, ask politely to remove explain situation no action so far for 10,000 removal requests. Court documents and news clippings cannot be removed.
Sheer size and does what it says on the tin. The effect of seo for google is amazing search on my name its my LinkedIn profile that appears first. Very active on Google common name first listed. Get found : Why are we not jumping straight into profile need to work they other way around when jobsearching what are the employers looking for.
So this is how we search : we use the advanced search link on the toolbar and focus on Keywords Job titles Area And if relevant industry.
These are the results Note how the keywords in the job title are important as they push you further up the results. Short attention spans I can then filter looking at connections 1, 2. 3 / group members / As many of us have free basic membership we are limited to only first 100 results so ranking even more important than normal
Some feel its better not to be there at all rather than either a bad profile or half hearted attempt never revisited Depends on field, but this is changing Important to all Certainly those trying to differentiate
This is what you need to complete Completed results top of page Who and what you offer professionally Photo relevant not pic of beach etc. B&W tight headshot further away relevant action – chef try to keep the same image across the web 3 Recommendations to complete someone who &apos;managed&apos; you
Use word to format. Spell check. White space important Not all subjective text summary just that. Look at later. Where to edit url for your name Edit all weblinks to give relevant titles
This stage ASK, people assume experts aren&apos;t looking
How Linked in uses SEO , KEYWORDS, activity Job titles important as we saw before remember alternative titles analyst / officer / advisor Relevantly can have list of specialities not a whole paragraph, fake jobs etc. Clouds to find keywords Important list use for CV job searches on boards Linkedin profile, other social media profiles, google etc
From employers pov what skills they are looking for
Leading with a verb Accomplishments not just tasks
Local search on approachthemarket How to watch, what to learn look out for, new hires backfill empty seats? Research names on adverts Talking to contacts what are you working on now, what difficulties are facing the business, what are the values / culture, significant changes
Size debate wide -many small- quality Who : &apos;space&apos; &apos;geography&apos; &apos;profession&apos; Use intro feature Don&apos;t try to take to fast. Same rules apply offline. Wouldn&apos;t walk up to a stranger and say gis a job, Offer assistance, help. Don&apos;t focus on joining groups with other jobseekers
No weak answers “That&apos;s great” try to add to the discussion or comment thoughtfully Bill Boorman feels answers are like blog posts. Still sharp tight relevant answers attention spans are still short Ask on your footer / bio Beware self sabotage I have no experience... can&apos;t get a break … neg attitude Ask a question allows you to email 200 people! Powerful use carefully Updates what you are doing to develop yourself, keep up to date, beware declaring interviews
Linkedin Learn area Twitter must be on topic not the same audience or expectation
Approach Linked In Bath Nov2010
LinkedIn For Jobsearch
Bath University November 24th
Social Media For Jobsearch?
● Figures from
● 70% of employers
found out about
● 85% of employers
say that a positive
● Careerbuilder state
53% of direct
Employers & 83%
recruiters use social
media to 'look you up'
So What Do They Find?
● Google yourself
check first 5
● What other
● Are you even
● What does
good look like?
● Ok that's bad now
● Use the big three of
Facebook / Twitter /
● Lock down your
● All top
● Diversity from
top to bottom
● Over 150
● Made for purpose-
● Strong SEO will
● Get Found: Used by
Recruiters: what do
they find if they
search for someone
40x more likely to get contact
if profile complete
From Mark Williams
● First name – what
you are known as
● Headline who you
● Doc spell check
● Keyword Rich
● Public profile
relevant to your
● Picture of headshot
● Interesting avoid
● Contact info
● 3 Recommendations
● Skills and competencies
● Keyword rich
● Look good
● Engaging : not just pretty, conversational
in style draw you in, invite further contact
● Ask for what you want. Don't ask won't get
● Debate on open job seeking
● Importance Of SEO
● Use Them Relevantly
● How To Find Them
● Job Specs And Adverts Through A Word
● Example Through Word Cloud At
● What is it?
● Elevator pitch, value statement:
● Jorgen Sundberg
● Who You Are
● What Value You Provide
● How You Do It Differently
● All In One Sentence
● Brand v Branded
● Be yourself : “Everyone else is taken”
● Different approaches
● Change layout of profile, e.g education
● Must be consistent to CV
● No experience – now what?
● Gayle Howard :Look at any projects you
have been involved with
● What were you required to do?
● How many and structure of team?
● Difficulties to overcome, personal /
● What action did you take?
● What part did you play?
● How did you present results?
● Feedback or award?
● Selected for...out of...
● Devised.. created...
● Raised 'x' for 'y'
● Reduced, increased
“Composed 3000 word management report on 'x'
Scanned volumes of mixed data whilst simultaneously
juggling demanding schedule of competing deadlines.
Ref up to date internet sources confirming validity,
received 93% score”
● Job searching on Linked In
● Local company searching
● Building target lists
● Watching companies
● Researching individuals
● Interview preparation: interviewer and
people you may know at the organisation
to give you insight
● Have this tool now use it!
● Network for life
● Size debate : volume v quality
● Who – How to target, searches
● Contacts to import
● Recruiters and their network
● How – Groups and Generic Invites
● Can't take the social out of social media
● Relevant groups : join max 50 do not
show all on profile- Why?
● Polite and professional at all times : rant
temptations in groups increase
● Avoid self sabotage on any social space
● Q & A on LinkedIn
● Twitter integration : be careful
● Box.net tomake your CV downloadable
● Jobs Insider
● Job Search Premium
Bill Boorman: http://socialjobsearch.wordpress.com/
Jorgen Sundberg: http://jorgensundberg.net/
Mark Willams: http://mrlinkedin.wordpress.com/
Gayle Howard: http://www.theexecutivebrand.com/
Glen Cathy http://www.booleanblackbelt.com/
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