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Not just job search.WORK has changed.CollaborationCommunicationCross-cultural understandingNo one will ever “train” you to use technology ever again!Not just the pace – it’s how things get done
You can’t have the whiff of resistance if you want to compete in today’s job market.Companies don’t know what’s next, they need someone who can roll with the punches -competition used to happen in the executive office -now a random tweeter can become the “face of the company” and effect a turnaroundYou have 3 choices:Wait for something that resembles what you had (and risk losing time, money or never finding it)Go off on your ownGet in the game. Get energized by the digital age!
We’re going to dive deeply in LinkedInAnd glance at twitter but before moving forward, let’s talk about the elephant in the roomWho feel anxious and uncomfortable? Deal with Ambiguity
Make them come back for more!
Get Social boot camp<br />Social Media for Jobseekers<br />
Relax. Have fun. Nothing to buy!<br />Leave your comfort zone at the door<br />Ask me anything (almost)<br />I opened my Twitter account in 2007. That’s credibility, baby!<br />When I started in the recruiting business, we still used snail mail, fax machines were cool and the Cosby Show was the top TV show!<br />
Let’s talk about fear<br />Rejection<br />Doing it wrong<br />Failure<br />Looking “stupid”<br /> “Getting caught”<br />Appearing desperate<br />Success<br />Stalkers and evildoers<br />
Living a digital life<br />Online activity supports offline events<br />You determine the degree of openness<br />Opt-in means you always have options<br />Trepidation, confusion, overload is the norm!<br />Direct correlation between contribution and reward<br />It’s as if we have flying cars! Think of the difference in mobility and speed!<br />You are early adopters!<br />You can’t break the interwebs!<br />
Tools of the trade.<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter<br />Other social and professional networks<br />Facebook<br />Email<br />Corporate Websites<br />Blogs and other places of interest on the internet<br />Google Reader<br />Calendar<br />Spreadsheet or tracking list<br />
LinkedIn checklist<br />Complete your profile<br />Link with contcts<br />Look for jobs<br />Join groups<br />Research companies & individuals<br />Manage privacy settings<br />
Complete your profile<br />Include your picture<br />Be as complete as possible<br />Definitely your email address!<br />Ask for recommendations from colleagues who know your work<br />Update your status or link with Twitter<br />Include your profile URL on your resume, in your email sig and on your blog<br />
Make connections<br />Start with people you know:<br />Me, Christina, this class<br />Colleagues and former colleagues<br />Neighbors and relatives<br />FOF (be targeted)<br />Everyone you meet in the interview process<br />Scan your email for new contacts<br />Vendors, salespeople, bloggers, everyone<br />Write a personal introduction<br />Add 5-10 contacts a week (or more!)<br />
Build relationships<br />Your success depends on it<br />You will have to talk to strangers<br />Relationships are 2-way<br />Have you shared anything lately?<br />Content does not have to be original<br />This is a messy, unquantifiable process<br />Start online, connect offline, then connect again online<br />
Share awesome, helpful content<br />Share articles and blog posts that your colleagues will find helpful or interesting<br />Share awesome photos and videos<br />Whitepapers, blog posts, slide shows<br />Promotions and awards<br />“How to” articles<br />Use a tool such as Google Reader to curate articles<br />
Join groups<br />Find groups in your industry and your profession<br />Corporate and school alumni groups<br />Local and national<br />PARTICIPATE<br />Start your own group<br />Manage group updates<br />Connect with group members<br />
Research<br />Find and “follow” your target companies<br />Make key connections, starting with your inner circle<br />Review job postings, ask a first level contact to refer you, if appropriate<br />Research connections. Who are they? Where did they work before? Who do you have in common?<br />
Manage privacy settings<br />Visibility is good<br />You have the right to build a professional network<br />Remember, you’re networking, not “job hunting”<br />Review profiles first. Do not accept connections if you do not feel comfortable<br />There is a .00001% chance something bad will happen. There is a 99% chance something good will happen. <br />