Using the Internet and Social Networking in Your Job Search

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  • Thanks for sharing your view of how to use social networking in your job search. Your presentation was nicely organized.

    I however disagree with the use of social networks while job hunting. I believe doing so has a high possibility of discrimination.

    If any viewer has a story about how social networking helped their job hunting please share it. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter seem good in theory but I have yet to see it widely applied.
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Using the Internet and Social Networking in Your Job Search

  1. Using the Internet and Social Networking in Your Job Search
  2. What are we doing today? • Tips on your job search • Career Sites a/k/a Job Boards • Social Networks
  3. Find this presentation on our Slideshare.net channel, ClearedJobsNet or email rriggins@ClearedJobs.Net
  4. Networking is #1 Social networks expand your reach
  5. Have Goals, a Strategy and Target Employers
  6. Accomplishments Not Responsibilities
  7. Learn from others who have already transitioned.
  8. Learn the language and terminology of the civilian field that interests you.
  9. Apply for jobs only when you meet at least 80% of the job requirements.
  10. Professionalize your job search • Professional email address: name + numbers not hotsugarmama@yahoo.com • Professional outgoing message on cell phone
  11. Career Site aka Job Board As generic as Monster or as specialized as ClearedJobs.Net Free for job seekers, paid for by employers
  12. Clearance Level? Relevant Keywords? Where are they hiring? Who is Hiring? What positions match your skills?
  13. Start with a wide search and then narrow down.
  14. Search with clearance levels lower than your current clearance.
  15. Register on Target Company Sites
  16. Refresh Log in to sites where you’ve registered at least monthly to “refresh” your account. Lets recruiters know you are still looking for a job.
  17. Employee Referral Programs Better hires > everyone wins “More than 55 percent of our new employees come from referrals from existing employees. Ensure that a new hire will fit in with our culture.” Booz Allen Hamilton  
  18. 1 in 7 Employee Referrals is Hired 1 in 100 General Candidates is Hired  JobVite 2013
  19. Social Media 1. Networking 2. Reputational Tool 3. Great info source
  20. What are hiring managers looking for on social media? - Professional presentation - Fit with company culture CareerBuilder, 6/13
  21. 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
  22. And hurts… • Qualifications different from resume • Poor communication skills • Badmouth previous employer
  23. Take control of your online brand
  24. Online Reputation Management • Discover 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
  25. Check Images as well
  26. Set up a Google Alert for target companies and to monitor mentions of your name.
  27. Consider setting up a Google profile if you need a more robust online presence.
  28. 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
  29. What can you 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
  30. Do NOT put your clearance on your LinkedIn profile
  31. LinkedIn Connections 3 Degrees of Separation
  32. Customize professional headline for what you aspire to.
  33. Picture in professional attire Headline describes what you’re looking for Contact info is complete What is a “good” LinkedIn profile?
  34. • 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, etc. A Complete Profile
  35. Get and give Strategic Rec’s You accept the recommendation and control whether it’s visible
  36. •Post articles or info •Comment or respond to posted items •Gather info •Network! LinkedIn Groups
  37. Search Target Companies
  38. Endorsements
  39. Personalize your invitations to connect
  40. Review the LinkedIn profile of an interviewer(s) before you meet them
  41. 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 5 Things You Must Do
  42. News no longer breaks, it tweets. 140 Character news and information feed / email alternative
  43. Why • Follow recruiters & target companies • Job postings are tweeted A Tweet
  44. Profile
  45. Company news, info and jobs
  46. 1. Follow/connect with companies you want to work for and their recruiters 2. Use relevant keywords in your profile 3. Establish yourself as a thought leader 3 Things to Do
  47. You never know who might be able to help your job search.
  48. 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 Active Facebook User?
  49. Not on Facebook? 1. Create a skeletal profile 2. Like/follow companies, organizations and government agencies you are targeting
  50. Profiles, Groups, Discussions and more
  51. www.TFCN.us
  52. 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
  53. Over 100 Interviews with Defense Contracting Recruiters and HR Specialists
  54. For your targeted companies • Research and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. • Connect with recruiters and other employees
  55. Social networking isn’t over after you land the job Keep your network intact for the future!
  56. Help Me Help You Be clear when asking for help
  57. Upcoming Cleared Job Fairs Apr 3 – Springfield, Va May 8 – Crystal City, Va www.ClearedJobs.Net Thanks for your service!

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