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Finding a Job with "The New World Of Technology"


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OptiJob's COO, Michael Kern and Director of Client Relations, Amber Forbes were invited to share their knowledge with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Group on Friday March, 22nd 2013.

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Finding a Job with "The New World Of Technology"

  1. 1. Finding a Job with“The New World Of Technology”
  2. 2. Agenda• Build your online presence• Change the way you look for a job• Social Networking and the job search• Mobile Technology• The good and bad of Job Boards
  3. 3. First, build your personal brand
  4. 4. • This is your personal side. Show that you’re relatable while still maintaining a reputable image• Share your knowledge! Stay active!• Gather and share content through your social media presence. Enable employers and industry colleagues to see your interests and perspective through blogs and articles you read
  5. 5. Now we’re readyfor the Job Search 3.0
  6. 6. The Search. So who’s hiring? Google knows.Google 19,975,000,000 66.1% SEARCH ENGINE QUERIES Yahoo Bing
  7. 7. It starts with the search.• There are multiple ways to perform an efficient job search – Find relevant companies hiring through specific keyword searches. If you have a specialty, try including in various searches: occupation title, skillset, location. – Research terms used for your job type, role level, etc. and apply the terms in a Google search. – Think of companies in specific areas to narrow your search. Can’t think of any? Google companies in a specific location and search the various results on Google. Wikipedia ranks high on Google and usually has a full list of major companies in your selected areas.• Narrow down – Once you’ve found a handful of positions you may be interested in, narrow it down and focus on getting ‘inside’ the company.
  8. 8. Job Boards and Talent Networks
  9. 9. Next Step. Spend the time to formally apply through the ATS“I submitted my resume online but how do I know it was received?”
  10. 10. Getting Accepted by the ATS• Do not place your contact information in the header of your resume, because filtering softwares can be set to ignore headers and footers so there is a risk this information will be deleted• Choose a conservative font such as Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri. Times Roman or Cambria may be rejected by screening software.• Stay away from script fonts• The smallest font size to use for the body of your resume should be 11 point. "Any smaller and youre probably asking for trouble."• No graphics or logos• Do not format using tables• No borders• A one-inch margin top and bottom is best• Do not use any lines that cross the entire page from margin to margin, because "some filters have been created that will reject a document for nothing more than having a single line run continuously across the page."
  11. 11. Found an Opportunity?Once you’ve decided which jobs are a fit andyou would like to apply, begin the fun part. Networking!
  12. 12. Social Media for Job Search• Get connected! Follow companies to learn and understand more about their people, culture, industry, and significant events• Did you know? Many companies communicate job openings via Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin?
  13. 13. Linkedin• The ultimate resource for your pre-application networking and research• Start by finding the company Linkedin page• Ask your level 1 connections for direct recommendation to people within the company• Evaluate current employees and reach out. Find recruiters and individuals within your prospective department. Ask recruiters for an interview and send your resume direct!
  14. 14. Mobile• Owning a smart phone can have a positive impact on your job search. – You can be more responsive – You can take your job search any where. Don’t miss those opportunities!