The New Job Search

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The New Job Search

  1. 1. THE NEW JOB SEARCH How to use Linkedin in a job search
  2. 2. AGENDA •  A little about me. •  What’s happening today? •  What is Linkedin? •  How can it help you?
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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%
  5. 5. WHAT AM I TRYING TO SAY?
  6. 6. BUT WAIT!!! Companies are hiring!!!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. HOW CAN IT HELP YOU •  Connect to Individuals (Local or Long-distance) •  Develop Professional Relationships •  Apply for Jobs •  Research Companies
  10. 10. LIVE DEMONSTRATION

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