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  • Online Job Hunting

    1. 1. Online Job Hunting A masterclass from the world’s first Internet job board.
    2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>James Kelly </li></ul><ul><li>Global Marketing Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Primary responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and delivery of candidate and customer communications via the web and via email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scope of role: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JobServe has job board sites across the world including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand, India and Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do JobServe do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We provide Internet job advertising to direct employers and recruitment agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We cover 17 industry sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are market leaders for IT recruitment in the UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2008 we published 2.5 million jobs on our sites </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Who’s here? <ul><li>I’ve no idea! </li></ul><ul><li>You could be looking for any kind of job </li></ul><ul><li>You could be at any stage of your career </li></ul><ul><li>You could already be an expert online job hunter or a complete novice! </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully there is something here for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to concentrate on how use the Internet effectively for job hunting </li></ul>
    4. 4. Don’t Panic! <ul><li>We’ve only got 45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve got a lot to cover </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about writing down everything that I say </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on what I am showing you </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll make everything that we cover available online </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to find this information either through our FaceBook page or on the blog that I’ve set up to support this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “JobServe” on FaceBook and look for the JobServe page </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http:// jobservelive.wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>That’s all you need to write down! </li></ul>
    5. 5. What We Are Going To Cover <ul><li>How to write a CV that works for the web </li></ul><ul><li>How to target the jobs that you want online </li></ul><ul><li>How to get the most out of Internet job boards. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Your Job Search <ul><li>Online Job Search is one part of your job search activity </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to use as well: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper Job Ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify companies that are hiring from news stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment Shows! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Job Hunting is rapidly becoming the single most important part of successful job hunting strategies </li></ul>
    7. 7. Your Job Search <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Applying For Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul><ul><li>Short Listing </li></ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Job Offer </li></ul>
    8. 8. Preparation <ul><li>Decide what you want to do! </li></ul><ul><li>Research companies and organisations in your area </li></ul><ul><li>Write your CV </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out what your skills are worth in the jobs market </li></ul><ul><li>Think ahead to your interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Relate your skills and experience to specific ‘competencies’ </li></ul>Preparation
    9. 9. Write Your CV Preparation
    10. 10. Prepare To Write Your CV <ul><li>Review of your skills and education </li></ul><ul><li>Research into the type of job that you want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Research into the types of companies and organisations that have the jobs that you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to people who already do the job that you want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Relate yours skills and work experience to specific ‘competencies’ </li></ul><ul><li>Write your CV </li></ul>Preparation
    11. 11. Many Types of Job <ul><li>Managers and Senior Officials </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professional and Technical Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative and Secretarial Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled Trades Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Service Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and Customer Service Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Process, Plant and Machine Operatives </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>See Standard Occupational Classifications </li></ul><ul><li>www.ons.gov.uk </li></ul>Preparation
    12. 12. Many Types of CV <ul><li>Skills based </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific / Technical CV </li></ul><ul><li>Creative CV </li></ul><ul><li>One page CV suitable for a part-time job </li></ul><ul><li>International CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic / Scannable CVs </li></ul><ul><li>PhD CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Source: University of Westminster website </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wmin.ac.uk/page-2181-smhp=595 </li></ul>Preparation
    13. 13. Competency Frameworks <ul><li>Corporate recruiters frequently assess candidates against specific ‘competencies’ </li></ul><ul><li>CIPD 2007 Learning and development survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The survey results revealed that 60% of the respondents had a competency framework in place for their organisation and of those who didn’t almost half (48%) intended to introduce one.” </li></ul></ul>Preparation
    14. 14. Competency Frameworks Source: CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2007 Available from: www.cipd.co.uk Preparation
    15. 15. How to write a CV that works for the web <ul><li>Your job is to Search Engine Optimise your CV </li></ul><ul><li>You need to include all of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your desired Job Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your current work and home locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your skills and competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your work history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always put the most relevant information first on your CV </li></ul><ul><li>My preference is to put skills and competencies before work history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you add your CV to recruiter searchable databases, recruiters search for skills and competencies </li></ul></ul>Preparation
    16. 16. Figure Out What You Are Worth Preparation
    17. 17. Salary Benchmarking <ul><li>http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mysalary.co.uk/2008-salary-data.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paywizard.co.uk/main </li></ul>Preparation
    18. 18. Increase Your Value Preparation
    19. 19. Keep your skills up to date <ul><li>Google: in work training </li></ul><ul><li>www.direct.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Advice Service on 0800 100 900 </li></ul><ul><li>www.shaw-trust.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.learndirect.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk </li></ul>Preparation
    20. 20. Preparation <ul><li>Write your CV </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out what your skills are worth in the jobs market </li></ul>Preparation
    21. 21. Job Search Job Search
    22. 22. Prepare for Your Job Search <ul><li>Set up a dedicated job search email </li></ul><ul><li>I recommend GoogleMail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it’s got some great features, especially the use of ‘tags’ to help you easily organise your incoming mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Figure out what your skills are worth in the current job market </li></ul>Job Search
    23. 23. What people search for <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries </li></ul>Job Search
    24. 24. How to target the jobs that you want online <ul><li>Decide what you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Find out where you fit into the job market </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary benchmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertised salaries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find out how people advertise and recruit for the jobs that you want to do </li></ul>Job Search
    25. 25. The online environment <ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hays, Michael Page, Reed, Adecco, Kelly Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indeed, SimplyHired </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job Boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JobServe, JobSite, TotalJobs, CWJobs, CareerBuilder, Monster </li></ul></ul>Job Search
    26. 26. Companies <ul><li>Research companies in your area </li></ul><ul><li>Find out if they have vacancies in your type of work </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies advertise jobs on their own websites </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies use newspapers job ads </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies fill their jobs through recruitment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Some use Internet job boards </li></ul><ul><li>It can be time consuming but can be worth the effort especially if you are thinking about your long-term career </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent! Businesses value tenacity, so don’t give up after one attempt </li></ul>Job Search
    27. 27. .jobs domain <ul><li>Created by the SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management and their Cleveland based and its Cleveland-based partner, Employ Media LLC </li></ul><ul><li>US based initiative </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.goto.jobs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.norwichuniongrads.jobs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.asda.jobs </li></ul>Job Search
    28. 28. Recruitment Agencies <ul><li>Reed, Hays and Michael Page are national recruitment agencies with good online job search </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of recruitment agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of web presence varies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many agencies use Internet job boards to find candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find agencies that have the kind of work you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in regular contact and build relationships with recruitment consultants </li></ul><ul><li>They get paid if they can find you work! </li></ul>Job Search
    29. 29. Aggregators <ul><li>Aggregators are web sites that collect job vacancies from other sites on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Some work on a ‘Pay Per Click’ basis </li></ul><ul><li>Some get funded by on site advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Some collect jobs as a service to their users to give them an added value service to keep their visitors coming back </li></ul><ul><li>Some are much better than others </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed and SimplyHired are two the best and easiest to use </li></ul>Job Search
    30. 30. Job Boards <ul><li>There are thousands of job boards on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you are looking for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niche </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At first, your online job search will probably include all 3 types of job board </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually you will settle on a few that work for you </li></ul><ul><li>Job aggregators are a good place to start if you don’t know where to look – try indeed.co.uk for example </li></ul><ul><li>From there you can figure out where there jobs are coming from </li></ul>Job Search
    31. 31. How to get the most from online job boards <ul><li>Typically job boards offer three basic services </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find jobs immediately and apply for them straight away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market your CV to recruiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store your CV online to make applying for jobs quick and easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your CV visible to recruiters so that you can be found by them and approached directly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up regular Job Alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save a search and set up an email subscription so that you are notified when your kind of job comes in </li></ul></ul>Job Search
    32. 32. JobServe <ul><li>The great news is that JobServe lets you do all three of these things at once! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add your CV to a recruiter searchable database </li></ul></ul>Job Search
    33. 33. JobServe Job Categories <ul><li>Catering Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Chef Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Call Centre Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Manager Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Help Desk Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Telesales Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Finance Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Audit Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Banking Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>HR Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>HR Management Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiter Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Training Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>IT Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analyst Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>IT Management Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>IT Sales Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Network Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Secretary Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Paralegal Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Solicitor Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Airline Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Business Travel Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Driving Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Transport Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouse Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Media Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Design Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>PR Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Office Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>PA Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Receptionist Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Secretarial Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Oil & Gas Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas Construction Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas Engineering Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas IT Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Finance Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector HR Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector IT Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Sales Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Recruitment Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Head Hunter Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Consultant Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Resourcer Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Management Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Assistant Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Jobs </li></ul>Job Search
    34. 34. Search For Jobs Job Search
    35. 35. Search For Jobs Apply For Jobs Register on JobServe Make Your CV Visible To Recruiters Applying for Jobs Set Up Daily Job Alerts
    36. 36. Solicitor Commercial Law London Job Search
    37. 37. Filter Results Select Permanent Only Job Search
    38. 38. Job Search
    39. 39. Filter Results Apply Salary Filter Job Search
    40. 40. Job Search
    41. 41. Filter Results Apply Proximity Filter Job Search
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    43. 43. Applying For Jobs Applying for Jobs
    44. 44. Search For Jobs Apply For Jobs Register on JobServe Make Your CV Visible To Recruiters Applying for Jobs Set Up Daily Job Alerts
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    48. 48. Register as a Candidate Applying for Jobs
    49. 49. Search For Jobs Apply For Jobs Register on JobServe Make Your CV Visible To Recruiters Applying for Jobs Set Up Daily Job Alerts
    50. 50. Applying for Jobs
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    53. 53. What have we done? <ul><li>Searched for a job </li></ul><ul><li>Applied for a job </li></ul><ul><li>Registered as candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Made our CV visible to recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Set up our daily jobs by email subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Before we come back to exploring JobServe’s Candidate Features there are a couple of items that we need to pick from our email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Stage Apply Online email from our recruiter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And our Candidate Confirmation Email </li></ul></ul>Applying for Jobs
    54. 54. Search For Jobs Apply For Jobs Register on JobServe Make Your CV Visible To Recruiters Applying for Jobs Set Up Daily Job Alerts
    55. 55. Check Email! <ul><li>Before we come back to exploring JobServe’s Candidate Features there are a couple of items that we need to pick from our email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Stage Apply Online email from our recruiter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And our Candidate Confirmation Email </li></ul></ul>Applying for Jobs
    56. 56. 2 nd Stage Apply Online <ul><li>We’ll come back to the registration process in a moment </li></ul><ul><li>First we will quickly cover 2 nd Stage Apply Online jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Some recruiters like job seekers to fill in their application details directly on their own website </li></ul><ul><li>JobServe supports this if this is what our recruiters want to do </li></ul><ul><li>The process is simple </li></ul><ul><li>You get sent an email with a link to the recruiter’s website </li></ul><ul><li>You complete the details that they are asking for </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
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    59. 59. Candidate Confirmation Email <ul><li>Back to the registration process </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
    60. 60. Applying for Jobs
    61. 61. Applying for Jobs
    62. 62. JobServe Candidate Features <ul><li>Back to JobServe where we left off… </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
    63. 63. Applying for Jobs
    64. 64. JobServe Candidate Features <ul><li>Once you are logged in as candidate you get more menu options </li></ul><ul><li>Next, a quick overview of what you can do </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
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    72. 72. JobServe Candidate Features <ul><li>We haven’t got long enough to cover everything today </li></ul><ul><li>Create you own account and explore for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>We will cover now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email Alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up an RSS feed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My CVs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can save multiple CVs on JobServe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can set up a web page for your own CV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Track your application progress using JobServe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Jobs Basket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for multiple jobs at the same time! </li></ul></ul></ul>Applying for Jobs
    73. 73. My Searches Applying for Jobs
    74. 74. Applying for Jobs
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    81. 81. Setting Up RSS On Google Reader Applying for Jobs
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    85. 85. Applying for Jobs
    86. 86. Applying for Jobs At first your feed will have nothing in it!
    87. 87. Applying for Jobs But pretty soon you’ll start to get jobs coming through
    88. 88. My CVs Applying for Jobs
    89. 89. Applying for Jobs
    90. 90. Manage URL Access Applying for Jobs
    91. 91. Setting up your own CV web page Applying for Jobs
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    96. 96. My Applications <ul><li>Track your applications </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
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    100. 100. My Jobs Basket <ul><li>Apply for many jobs at once! </li></ul>Applying for Jobs
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    107. 107. What have we covered? <ul><li>How to write a CV that works for the web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine Optimise your CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your include your home and work locations, your skills, competencies and work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to target the jobs that you want online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research companies, recruitment agencies and job boards that offer the work you are looking for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use job aggregator sites or JobServe to give you a flying start </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to get the most from online job boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market you CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up regular job alerts </li></ul></ul>
    108. 108. Search For Jobs Apply For Jobs Register on JobServe Make Your CV Visible To Recruiters Applying for Jobs Set Up Daily Job Alerts
    109. 109. What have we covered? <ul><li>JobServe Candidate Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email Alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up an RSS feed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My CVs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can save multiple CVs on JobServe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can set up a web page for your own CV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Track your application progress using JobServe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Jobs Basket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for multiple jobs at the same time! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    110. 110. Stay In Touch <ul><li>http://jobservelive.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Join our groups on FaceBook and become a fan of JobServe on our FaceBook page </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word – tell your friends! </li></ul>

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