“ An Insiders Look on How Recruiters Find you Online” Presentation By: Marc Belaiche, CA  President, TorontoJobs.ca
Overview <ul><li>Tips for Using Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>What to Include in your Resume/The Sales Pitch </li></ul><ul>...
Tips for Using Job Boards <ul><li>Make sure you have a GREAT resume </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you have the RIGHT keywords w...
Tips for Using Job Boards Cont’d <ul><li>Use job boards not only for searching but for researching </li></ul><ul><li>Follo...
What to Include in your Resume/ The Sales Pitch <ul><li>Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptors </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant ...
What NOT to Include in your Resume <ul><li>Personal Information – Age, Race, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Salary History - past ...
How to Post your Resume <ul><li>Include Keywords that can be searched </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Put i...
What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume <ul><li>Most recruiters decide the fate of your resume in less than 20 seconds: </...
What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume Cont’d… <ul><li>It’s not about past jobs – it’s about how you performed </li></ul>...
Tips for Posting Your Resume/Applying <ul><li>Follow up with a Phone Call </li></ul><ul><li>Private vs. Public Resumes </l...
Traps for Posting your Resume/Applying <ul><li>Fraudulent Postings – Be Cautious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money asked up fron...
Tools Recruiters Use <ul><li>Database Searches By:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword ...
How Recruiters Search your Resume Steps to Conducting a Search
Manage Your  Job  Search  <ul><li>Know Yourself:   A successful job search starts with preparation and planning  </li></ul...
How to Ace the Job Interview  <ul><li>Find out what type of interview the organization will be holding </li></ul><ul><li>P...
About TorontoJobs.ca <ul><li>TorontoJobs.ca Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Your Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sear...
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING Questions? Comments? Marc Belaiche, CA President, TorontoJobs.ca [email_address] (905) 566-5627 ex...
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An Inside Look At How Recruiters Find You Online

  1. 1. “ An Insiders Look on How Recruiters Find you Online” Presentation By: Marc Belaiche, CA President, TorontoJobs.ca
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Tips for Using Job Boards </li></ul><ul><li>What to Include in your Resume/The Sales Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>What Not to Include in your Resume </li></ul><ul><li>How to Post your Resume </li></ul><ul><li>What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Posting Your Resume/Applying Online </li></ul><ul><li>Traps for Posting Your Resume/Applying Online </li></ul><ul><li>Tools Recruiters Use </li></ul><ul><li>How Recruiters Search your Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Tips and Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>About TorontoJobs.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Questions/Comments </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tips for Using Job Boards <ul><li>Make sure you have a GREAT resume </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you have the RIGHT keywords within the body of your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your Resume up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Log in to your account regularly – to bring your resume to the top </li></ul><ul><li>Resume title should be Your Summary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tips for Using Job Boards Cont’d <ul><li>Use job boards not only for searching but for researching </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up after sending your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Access all postings available </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to JOB MAIL </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t limit your search to one job board </li></ul>
  5. 5. What to Include in your Resume/ The Sales Pitch <ul><li>Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptors </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Information </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the 20 Second Rule!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. What NOT to Include in your Resume <ul><li>Personal Information – Age, Race, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Salary History - past or present </li></ul><ul><li>References/Past Supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies that are not related to your occupation </li></ul><ul><li>A generalized objective </li></ul><ul><li>Your GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Information about your High School Education </li></ul><ul><li>False Information! </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to Post your Resume <ul><li>Include Keywords that can be searched </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Put in Salary Expectations (Use Salary Wizard) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for all Newsletters, JobMail </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume <ul><li>Most recruiters decide the fate of your resume in less than 20 seconds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a strong cover letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a strong objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place your strong selling points at the top </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Address what you can bring to a position (skills, experience, etc.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume Cont’d… <ul><li>It’s not about past jobs – it’s about how you performed </li></ul><ul><li>Use both “Responsibilities” and “Accomplishments” </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure to include an objective that indicates direction </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tips for Posting Your Resume/Applying <ul><li>Follow up with a Phone Call </li></ul><ul><li>Private vs. Public Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Say where you saw the job posted </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure correct contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Change your cover letter to reflect the posting </li></ul><ul><li>Career Alerts/Job Mail </li></ul>
  11. 11. Traps for Posting your Resume/Applying <ul><li>Fraudulent Postings – Be Cautious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money asked up front </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo, Gmail accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deposit money into your account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t apply more than once </li></ul><ul><li>Do a Google, ZoomInfo.com, Search on Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Resumes – Pros/Cons </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools Recruiters Use <ul><li>Database Searches By: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F/T – P/T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Salary Wizards </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Drilling Down </li></ul><ul><li>Microscope vs. Telescope </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Recruiters Search your Resume Steps to Conducting a Search
  14. 14. Manage Your Job Search <ul><li>Know Yourself: A successful job search starts with preparation and planning </li></ul><ul><li>Know the Labour Market: When deciding where to concentrate your search efforts, it’s useful to research the area that you want to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Methods: Maintain a routine by searching local, regional, and national newspapers, Internet, and employment agency job boards regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Records: Maintain records of all networking contacts, cover letters and resumes sent, interviews, thank you notes, referrals, and follow-ups. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to Ace the Job Interview <ul><li>Find out what type of interview the organization will be holding </li></ul><ul><li>Practice by asking a supportive friend or a career coach </li></ul><ul><li>Research commonly asked interview questions </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Research the organization prior to the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Take extra copies of your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up with a note of appreciation for the interviewer's time </li></ul><ul><li>If you aren't successful in getting the job, ask for feedback </li></ul>
  16. 16. About TorontoJobs.ca <ul><li>TorontoJobs.ca Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Your Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search and Apply to Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Resource Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Bookstore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Agency Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upcoming Career Fairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toronto Jobs Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>TorontoJobs.ca Recruitment Division </li></ul>
  17. 17. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING Questions? Comments? Marc Belaiche, CA President, TorontoJobs.ca [email_address] (905) 566-5627 ext. 2873

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