Make sure your profile is 100% complete, that you have at least 3 references and your profile is compelling and brand-supportiveJoin some of LinkedIn’s 4,000 groups. See the Active Discussions. Post questions or answer others so if someone is asking “How do you…” you can respond.
There are multiple ways to maintain your privacy on facebook and twitter, while still presenting an approachable face to those outside your network. Start by changing your privacy settings and blocking anything you do not want public.
Job boards are a resourceful tool for finding opportunities but when possible apply directly to the company career site and not through the job board.One sure fire way to ensure your resume is seen is to find job openings and take the aforementioned steps to get in ‘the door’ before your resume gets lost in the ATS.
-most recruiters require you to fill out or apply before they get on the phone with you or set up an interview.-you’ll get an email. Whether or not it’s looked at by a human, is the real question.
Be sure to expand your job search out to social media to find position openings. Ps. It’s a sure fire way to get a complete understanding of a company, good or bad, before starting your application.
Linkedin is a great source to find emails or direct phone numbers. Spend a little extra time doing research to ensure your resume will be noticed and you won’t be another number.
Be aware, too, that an employer may be viewing your application via a mobile phone. Mobile traffic involving job search more than doubled in 2012 over 2011. So make sure you know how your résumé and cover letter look on a small screen. Résumés should be in a PDF format so they can be viewed on a variety of phones.
Finding a Job with "The New World Of Technology"
Finding a Job with“The New World Of Technology”
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
• 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
The Search. So who’s hiring? Google knows.Google 19,975,000,000 66.1% SEARCH ENGINE QUERIES Yahoo Bing
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.
Next Step. Spend the time to formally apply through the ATS“I submitted my resume online but how do I know it was received?”
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."
Found an Opportunity?Once you’ve decided which jobs are a fit andyou would like to apply, begin the fun part. Networking!
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?
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!
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!