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Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Find a Job in Social Media from 2016 SXSW

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Slides from the 2016 SXSW Interactive Presentation with Jessica Miller-Merrell and Carlos Gil. Practical advice on how to use social media for your job search from the perspective of a social media expert, recruiter and hiring manager.

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Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Find a Job in Social Media from 2016 SXSW

  1. 1. Carlos Gil @carlosgil83! Jessica Miller-Merrell @jmillermerrell!
  2. 2. Recruiters spend just viewing your resume. 6 seconds6 seconds #SOMEJOBS
  3. 3. THE HIRING PROCESS #SOMEJOBS
  4. 4. 2%2% of candidates receive a job interview. #SOMEJOBS
  5. 5. TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA #SOMEJOBS
  6. 6. #BLOGGING4JOBS of companies are Googling candidates during hiring process. 51%51% #SOMEJOBS
  7. 7. ! ! WHERE RECRUITERS ARE SOCIAL #SOMEJOBS
  8. 8. #SXSWJOBS THERE ARE NEARLY 500,000 RECRUITERS ON LINKEDIN
  9. 9. #1 – CREATE A STRATEGY Strengths Weakness Opportunity Threat #SOMEJOBS
  10. 10. #2 – ENGAGE IN CURRENT EVENTS “Go not where your peers are but where your hiring mgr & recruiters frequent.” #SoMejobs #sxsw @jmillermerrell #SOMEJOBS
  11. 11. ! ! #3 – WORK & BUILD YOUR NETWORK “Your network is your greatest asset. It's no longer about who you know but who knows you.” #SoMejobs #sxsw @carlosgil83 #SOMEJOBS
  12. 12. RECRUITERS ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS #SOMEJOBS
  13. 13. EMPLOYERS ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS #SOMEJOBS
  14. 14. ! ! #4 – AVOID DISQUALIFIERS Misspellings Grammar Booze Pics Emojis #SOMEJOBS
  15. 15. IT’S NOT JUST RECRUITERS #SOMEJOBS
  16. 16. ! ! PUT YOURSELF IN THE EMPLOYERS SHOES “Employers are counting on you not to finish the application process. That’s why its 45 min” #SoMejobs #sxsw @carlosgil83 #SOMEJOBS
  17. 17. ! ! #5 – LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY #SOMEJOBS
  18. 18. ! ! #6 – IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU “Your job search walks a fine line btwn sharing your exp while catering to the recruiter #SoMejobs #sxsw @jmillermerrell #SOMEJOBS
  19. 19. ! ! WHAT RECRUITERS WANT Qualified Confident Happy Focused #SOMEJOBS
  20. 20. ! ! #7 – MEASURE YOUR METHODS Phone Calls Referrals Interviews Offers #SOMEJOBS
  21. 21. ??? QUESTIONS #SOMEJOBS
  22. 22. Jessica Miller-Merrell @jmillermerrell! Carlos Gil @carlosgil83! LinkedIn: b4j.co/carlosgil83! SOURCES 2%of Candidates Get Interviews! b4j.co/2-percent! 51% of Companies Googling Candidates b4j.co/googling-jobs! Recruiters Spend 6 Secs on Resume b4j.co/six-seconds! 2015 Recruiter National Survey! b4j.co/recruiter-2015! ! SPEAKERS LinkedIn: b4j.co/jmillermerrell!

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