Searching the Web for Your Next Job

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Learn where to focus your time for your online job search. We review the different types of job sites and look at alternate ways to find jobs on the web: mailing lists, social media
Discussion of some of the social media sites that can help you find jobs and build your network.

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  • Searching the Web for Your Next Job

    1. 1. Searching the Web for Your Next Job<br />Noah Wolfe, Digital Media Consultant<br />
    2. 2. Where to Search<br />How to Search<br />How to Use Social Media in Your Search<br />This Presentation<br />
    3. 3. Great Sites:<br />Craigslist.com<br />LinkedIn.com<br />Good:<br />Indeed.com<br />WashingtonPost.com/jobs<br />Difficult:<br />Monster.com<br />CareerBuilder.com<br />General Job Sites<br />
    4. 4. Your Alumni Association<br />“YourAlmaMater.edu”<br />Creative/Content Industry<br />Mediabistro.com<br />Government Jobs<br />USAjobs.gov<br /><ul><li>Public Policy/Government Relations</li></ul>RCJobs.com<br />Association Jobs<br />ASAEcenter.org<br />Non-Profit Jobs<br />Idealist.org<br />Niche Job Sites<br />
    5. 5. Discovery Channel<br />http://careers.discovery.com/<br />U.S. Senate/U.S. Congress<br />Hospital Jobs<br />Hosptial web sites<br />Company Specific<br />
    6. 6. Don’t focus on job titles<br />You and your future employer may use different words for the same job<br />Search for keywords<br />Use words from your list of skills<br />e.g. “YouTube” not “social media strategist”<br />Run Location Based Searches<br />Create “Search Agents”<br />Emails you search results at regular intervals<br />Search Tips!<br />
    7. 7. Red Flags<br />Protect you information<br />Do not send information to questionable sites<br />Do not pay for access to questionable job listings<br />Do not respond to anonymous contacts that want to interview you<br />“Work from home sales job”<br />Beware of Scams<br />
    8. 8. Good for finding jobs in a specific industry<br />Moderated<br />Often run by helpful people<br />Ask questions of the moderator<br />May have additional community features<br />Mailing Lists<br />
    9. 9. Brad Traverse<br />http://www.bradtraverse.com/<br />NOI jobs<br />http://www.neworganizing.com/resources/jobs<br />http://groups.google.com/group/noi-jobs<br />ParnasaFest<br />http://groups.google.com/group/parnasafest-jobs/topics<br />Mailing Lists<br />
    10. 10. How Social Media Can Help<br />
    11. 11. Key to your job search<br />Public Resume<br />References<br />Your network/Rolodex<br />Public Status<br />Jobs listings<br />Join Groups<br />Local job specific<br />Alumni associations<br />http://Linkedin.com<br />
    12. 12. <ul><li>Meet other like minded people
    13. 13. Find local groups related to your industry
    14. 14. Join the community
    15. 15. Group may have a mailing list, forums
    16. 16. Attend happy hours, networking events
    17. 17. Follow up with an email, on LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.</li></ul>http://MeetUp.com<br />
    18. 18. <ul><li>Search for job postings
    19. 19. Set up searches
    20. 20. Follow job listing accounts
    21. 21. e.g. @SocialMediaJob
    22. 22. Network
    23. 23. Follow people, talk, ask questions
    24. 24. Tweet
    25. 25. Share information you find, live tweet events
    26. 26. Use hashtags. e.g. #jobs
    27. 27. Stay current on your industry’s trends</li></ul>http://twitter.com<br />
    28. 28. <ul><li>Twitter Program
    29. 29. Tweetdeck
    30. 30. Hootsuite.com
    31. 31. Automated Searches
    32. 32. Multiple columns at once</li></li></ul><li>Find the keywords that describe your job<br />Find your niche job sites <br />Find your groups on social media sites<br />Attend offline events and follow up online<br />Call to Action<br />
    33. 33. NoahWolfe@gmail.com, (301) 219-1723<br />http://NoahWolfe.com<br />Small Business Web Site Management<br />Social Media Strategy and Staff Training<br />Individual Web/Social Media Tutoring<br />Noah Wolfe – Digital Consulting<br />

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