THE NEW JOB SEARCH How to use Linkedin in a job search
AGENDA • A little about me. • What’s happening today? • What is Linkedin? • How can it help you?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME • Over ten years of Recruiting Experience • Co-Author of Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Bloomberg Businessweek Your Fire Inside • Blogger on Networking • Featured in Newspapers and Magazines
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY • Current US Unemployment Rate: 8.5% • Unemployment Rates for Recent College Grads: • Psychology and Social Work: 7.3% • Communications and Journalism: 7.3% • Business: 7.4% • Law and Public Policy: 8.1% • Social Sciences: 8.9%
THEY ARE SEARCHING DIFFERENTLY • In the Past: • Now: • Used Job Boards • Company Websites (Monster, Careerbuilder, etc.) • Social Media • Company Websites • Linkedin • Newspaper Ads • Facebook • Twitter
LINKEDIN • Largest Professional Networking Site • The site ofﬁcially launched on May 5, 2003. At the end of the ﬁrst month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network. • As of November 3, 2011, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 135 million members in over 200 countries and territories. • As of September 30, 2011 (the end of the third quarter), LinkedIn counts executives from all 2011 Fortune 500 companies as members; its corporate hiring solutions are used by 75 of the Fortune 100 companies. • More than 2 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU • Connect to Individuals (Local or Long-distance) • Develop Professional Relationships • Apply for Jobs • Research Companies