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The Truth About Online Job Hunting


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The Truth About Online Job Hunting

  1. 1. Anil & Varsha Chawla<br />The Truth about online job hunting<br />
  2. 2. A Little bit about us…<br />“ ”<br />Self-professed software geek trying to change the world<br />
  3. 3. A little bit about us…<br />“ ”<br />Food obsessed social media geek, always eager to help<br />Workshop hashtag: #mcjobhunt<br />
  4. 4. What about you??<br />
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  6. 6. Online opportunities<br />
  7. 7. Online opportunities<br />
  8. 8. Online blunders<br />
  9. 9. So, here’s what you need to focus on…<br />
  10. 10. Build your network before you need it<br />Keep your profile up-to-date<br />Give and you shall receive<br />Join groups and events<br />Ask for recommendations as soon you switch roles / jobs<br />Don’t lie<br />
  11. 11. + + … = <br />Google of jobs<br />Easy way to filter<br />Alerts<br />Tells you what’s new<br />
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  13. 13. Like having a fly on the wall in an HR department<br />Interviews<br />Salaries<br />Company reviews<br />Everything’s anonymous<br />Great way to benchmark your current job<br />
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  15. 15. Way to open doors<br />Find people with common interests<br />Find, Start, Sponsor<br />Great way to become a leader<br />
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  17. 17. Sharing knowledge 140 characters at a time<br />Fantastic for networking<br />Don’t have to share your breakfast<br />
  18. 18. Do’s:<br />Manage your personal brand<br />Expand your reach<br />Start a two-way conversation<br />Listen<br />Don’ts:<br />Start a fight<br />Use as a venting outlet<br />Violate your company’s social media policy<br />Over-promote yourself<br />
  19. 19. Quality varies – think furniture etc.<br />Limited info on who you’re reaching out to<br />Might seem informal, but still a job application process<br />
  20. 20. Always Google yourself, because companies will<br />Great way to find out scoop on potential co-workers, bosses<br />Research your future employer – find out:<br />Latest news<br />Company mission / goal<br />Basic stats<br />
  21. 21. A must for artists – think: Bieber fever<br />Can be used for “tell us about yourself” videos / interviews<br />Use for looking up company videos or products demos<br />Be careful what you / your friends post<br />
  22. 22. The modern way to be well read<br />Helps you stay focused on specific domains<br />We recommend Google Reader<br />More about RSS feeds on our blog:<br />
  23. 23. Do we need to warn you about what to put on Facebook?!<br />Remember: Facebook ultimately controls access to your data<br />Should you friend your boss and co-workers?<br />
  24. 24. Resume tips<br />Consider LinkedIn Resume Builder<br />Categorize & organize in chronological order<br />Try to turn every bullet into an achievement, don’t just list tasks<br />No need to talk about hobbies (unless they are relevant to the position you’re applying for)<br />List languages, technical skills, and certifications<br />Run your resume by at least 3-4 people who have an eye for detail<br />
  25. 25. Resume tips<br />Update your resume every six months<br />Send resumes out as PDFs<br />Watch the file name of your resume<br />Keep track of copies<br />
  26. 26. Cover letter tips<br />Customize every cover letter<br />Be energetic and to the point<br />Clearly state why you:<br />Want the job<br />Are qualified for the job<br />
  27. 27. 2-3 months of lag time is not uncommon!<br />Touch base about twice a month<br />Find a contact within the company<br />Continue to build and expand your network<br />Think 2 years at a time<br />Don’t rule anything out<br />What’s next?<br />
  28. 28. So what is the truth about online job hunting?<br />Building and maintaining relationships<br />Developing your professional brand<br />Leveraging the wealth of knowledge available to you<br />
  29. 29. inspiration<br /><br />
  30. 30. Credits & References<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />