M2C Social Networks and Your Job Search


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Presentation for transitioning military attending NMR Consulting's M2C, Military-to-Civilian Transition Assistance Program.

The day-long seminar helps transitioning and recently separated military personnel translate their military service to civilian skills in their social media profiles, resume, and interviews.

Participants receive free resume writing assistance, interview preparation, and online
profile creation and/or revision.

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M2C Social Networks and Your Job Search

  1. 1. Social Networks and Your Job Search
  2. 2. Everyone has an opinion
  3. 3. 1 in 7 Employee Referrals is Hired 1 in 100 General Candidates is Hired JobVite 2013
  4. 4. 1. Networking 2. Reputational Tool 3. Great info source
  5. 5. What are hiring managers looking for on social media? - Professional presentation - Fit with company culture CareerBuilder, 6/13
  6. 6. How social media helps job seekers • Qualifications same as on resume • Good comm skills / professional image • Good feel for candidate’s personality CareerBuilder 6/13
  7. 7. And hurts… • Qualifications different from resume • Poor communication skills • Badmouth previous employer
  8. 8. Online Reputation • • - What is public – Google Yourself Do you need to change any info Revise profile information Create a new presence, should you use a different version of your name - Request unflattering content be removed • Check and re-check privacy settings
  9. 9. Set up a Google Alert for target companies and to monitor mentions of your name.
  10. 10. Consider setting up a Google profile if you need a more robust online presence.
  11. 11. Solidify Your Online Brand • Use the same name on all sites, on your resume, cover letter, job applications, email address, email signature, etc. • Use similar biographic info • Use the same photo on all sites • Link your profiles across social media platforms, for example include LinkedIn profile on Facebook profile
  12. 12. What you can do on • Create profile, upload public resume • Find contacts and make connections • Join (or create) groups and network • Search for jobs • Research and follow companies • Provide status updates and share information – showcase your talent to potential employers
  13. 13. Do NOT put your clearance on your LinkedIn profile
  14. 14. Customize professional headline for what you aspire to.
  15. 15. What is a “good” LinkedIn profile? Headline describes what you’re looking for Picture in professional attire Contact info is complete
  16. 16. A Complete Profile • Summary is a more robust version of your elevator speech – do NOT paste your resume in this section. White space and bullets not paragraphs! • Experience include key accomplishments and how you impacted the organization • Complete Volunteer Experience & Causes, Certifications, Education, Skills, Honors & Awards, etc.
  17. 17. Get and give Strategic Rec’s You accept the recommendation and control whether it’s visible
  18. 18. LinkedIn Groups • Post articles • • • or info Comment or respond to posted items Gather info Network!
  19. 19. Search Target Companies
  20. 20. Endorsements
  21. 21. Personalize your invitations to connect when you can
  22. 22. Review the LinkedIn profile of an interviewer(s) before you meet them
  23. 23. 5 Things You Must Do 1. Complete profile including keywords, skills and picture in professional attire 2. Build network by connecting with personalized invitations 3. Join relevant groups and participate 4. Get/give strategic recommendations 5. Research and follow companies; find individuals to help your job search
  24. 24. 140 Character news and information feed / email alternative
  25. 25. Why • Follow recruiters & target companies • Job postings are tweeted A Tweet
  26. 26. You never know who might be able to help your job search.
  27. 27. Active Facebook User? 1. Include work info on your profile 2. Follow your targeted employers 3. Let your friends know you’re looking for a job 4. Set up lists of people you share info with friends/others
  28. 28. Not on Facebook? 1. Create a skeletal profile 2. Like/follow companies, organizations and government agencies you are targeting
  29. 29. Profiles, Groups, Discussions and more
  30. 30. www.TFCN.us
  31. 31. This is the best thing that could ever happen here a is going to be a great networking roup for intelligence careers www.TheIntelligenceCommunity.com
  32. 32. Over 100 Interviews with Defense Contracting Recruiters and HR Specialists
  33. 33. For your targeted companies • Research and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. • Connect with recruiters and other employees
  34. 34. Social networking isn’t over after you land the job Keep your network intact for the future!
  35. 35. Upcoming Cleared Job Fairs Feb 6 – Tysons Corner, Va March 6 – BWI, Md April 3 – Springfield, Va www.ClearedJobs.Net Thanks for your service!