Get Noticed Get Hired Webinar

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This presentation was created specifically for people who have only put their foot in the water when it comes to using social media as a part of their job search strategy. It encourages them to become visible so they can get noticed and get hired.

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Get Noticed Get Hired Webinar

  1. 1. JCSI CareerAssist Webinar:<br />Get Noticed, Get Hired<br />Presenting Yourself In An Open Job Market<br />Dave McKeon, Brian Cavoli, and <br />Pedro Silva<br />September 9, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Presenters<br />Dave McKeon, GameOn LLC is an Executive, Business & Career Coach<br />Brian Cavoli, JCSI is Director of Marketing and Social Media Strategies <br />Pedro Silva, JCSI Candidate Relationship Manager/<br />Communications Strategist<br />
  3. 3. Welcome to a Whole New Job Market<br />Today’s job market is one of high visibility. We live in a try before you buy society.<br />Social Media allows candidates and companies to look deeper and learn more about each other before a commitment is made. But you already knew that.<br />
  4. 4. What’s Changed?<br /><ul><li> Transparent Job Market
  5. 5. The Customization Trend
  6. 6. Accelerated selection process
  7. 7. The Google Age
  8. 8. Show me the value!
  9. 9. 5 to 1 candidate to job ratio
  10. 10. Influence of Social Technologies
  11. 11. Overwhelmed Job Boards</li></li></ul><li>Resume’s Role Past & Present<br />Then<br />Resume was candidate profile<br />Resume set the expectations<br />Assumptions confirmed or denied through interview process<br />Resumes often preceded applicant<br />Limited presentation options<br />Now<br /><ul><li>Resume is a support document in overall candidate profile
  12. 12. Presentation options virtually unlimited
  13. 13. Background often researched prior to seeing resume</li></li></ul><li>Try Before You Buy Society<br />It is getting more common for people look at reviews before making any purchase. That behavior has made its way to the job market. <br />LinkedIn Recommendations<br />
  14. 14. Social Media Opens Doors<br />With social media you can connect with people over common interests before ever meeting them in person. Cold calls can become warm leads.<br />Do you take advantage of the opportunity to connect with others?<br />
  15. 15. In Person Networking<br />Social media offers an enhancement to in person networking, not a replacement. Get out and meet people.<br />When appropriate, putting a face to a name:<br />Fosters trust<br />Makes the connection more memorable<br />Gives an impression of your ability to interact with people<br />Did you know that twitter users are increasingly getting together for a<br />
  16. 16. Where Can I Meet People?<br />You can visit sites like www.job-hunt.org and www.meetup.com to find groups in your area. Libraries are also a great place to network with people. You can then follow-up with them using social media and expand your network.<br />I have 1,000 friends on Facebook.<br />So are you on Twitter?<br />
  17. 17. What’s Holding You Back?<br />Common Concerns:<br /><ul><li>Fear of technology
  18. 18. Lack of control once information is “out there”
  19. 19. Not the “networking type”
  20. 20. Too many options
  21. 21. Confidence
  22. 22. Not a good writer
  23. 23. Not enough time </li></li></ul><li>Why should you get “out there”?<br />That’s where the recruiters are going<br />Companies are using social media outlets to engage candidates<br />We are in the Google age (There’s an expectation to find information on people.)<br />Easy way to stay in touch with all of your contacts.<br />Many job opportunities are moving to social platforms<br />Where have you been looking?<br />
  24. 24. How Do You Get Started?<br />Many people have signed up for one online network or the other, but have not taken full advantage of what they have to offer. We call this a “false start”. Is this you or someone you know?<br />
  25. 25. Getting Started (Continued)<br />Find friends or colleagues that are using social media and ask them to help<br />Revisit inactive accounts or sign up to one of the major outlets where you are most likely to know people<br />Start listening and when you’re ready, contribute to the conversation<br />
  26. 26. How Do I Get Noticed?<br />The key is to SHARE! If you are adding value, you will get noticed.<br />
  27. 27. It’s a BIG World Out There<br />
  28. 28. Why It Matters?<br />This is your opportunity to impact the people you want to attract by demonstrating what you contribute to your industry. It’s as simple as nature. Just ask yourself:<br />Is my content impactful?<br />Is my content neutral?<br />Is my content working against me?<br />Clue: You’re going for A!<br />Funny picture. Simple fact. When you plant good seeds in good soil and give them what they need, they will grow. The same is true for networking. Try it and see.<br />
  29. 29. What Is Good Seed?<br />If it adds value to others it’s good. Share what you know and learn. <br />You can build a website like www.rorycullen.com to show an employer what you have to offer. <br />You can find your calling.<br />(Started by a candidate trying to find a job.)<br />You can help others.<br />(Started with a single tweet)<br />
  30. 30. What Is Bad Seed?<br />We’ve all heard the horror stories. So think if you would want an employer or future coworker reading it. If not, press delete or keep your settings private.<br />If this is you , it’s not too late. Just remember one word:<br />
  31. 31. I’m Noticed. Now What?<br />SOME THINGS CHANGE, WHILE OTHERS REMAIN THE SAME<br />No matter how you get your foot in the door, once you’re in always:<br /><ul><li> Dress appropriately
  32. 32. Arrive to interview on time
  33. 33. Speak clearly
  34. 34. Confirm with references
  35. 35. Listen Attentively Respond Accordingly (LARA)
  36. 36. Confirm follow-up
  37. 37. Send Thank you notes</li></li></ul><li>Final Notes<br /><ul><li> Never before have so many mediums for influence been accessible.
  38. 38. This is an unprecedented opportunity to expand your network
  39. 39. The key to making lasting connections is to create value for others
  40. 40. Your online presence is a window in your world </li></ul>SO<br />GET NOTICED AND GET HIRED!<br />
  41. 41. Questions?<br />
  42. 42. Contact Information<br />Dave McKeon, CBC, PCC<br />davem@gameonllc.com<br />800-467-0551<br />www.gameonllc.com<br />Brian Cavoli<br />bcavoli@jcsi.net<br />888-JCSI-INC<br />www.jcsi.net<br />Pedro Silva<br />psilva@jcsi.net<br />888-JCSI-INC<br />http://jcsicareerassist.wordpress.com<br />www.jcsi.net<br />

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