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Free online resources to support your job search


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Free online resources to support your job search. Presented 4.4.2012 to the Salt Lake City Job Club.

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Free online resources to support your job search

  1. 1. Data  Informationfor Your Job Search Amy L. Adler Inscribe / Express 801-810-JOBS
  2. 2. One of My Favorites…
  3. 3. What Do We Do with the Internet?Get information. Give information.
  4. 4. More than That, We Curate InformationContent curation = selectionand presentation of content in away that adds value. You have to know how to take what is important and relevant from what is simply available.
  5. 5. Curate Your Outbound Data:Manage Your “Digital Dirt”You’re already doing a lot of this with your  Email domain and name  Resume, if you post it online (pros and cons)  LinkedIn profile  Email signature  Facebook  Twitter  Digg  Vizibility
  6. 6. How Do You Curate theInformation Available forInbound Job Search Research? Develop a list of trusted sources—but how do you measure signal-to-noise? Ask, comment, and answer—you’ll get a good feel for which websites are trustworthy and which are junk. In addition to having some name brand recognition, real web sites  Are written in solid English.  Contain complete articles, not excerpts.  Are updated regularly.  Might or might not have high Google PR value.  Have lots of backlinks to them.
  7. 7. Online Resources for Your JobSearchData Blogs Apps
  8. 8. More than Just aJob Search Aggregation Site
  9. 9. Trends
  10. 10.—Best Places toWork
  11. 11. Google Do more than search for companies Search for the kind of company you want to work for For example, if you’re looking for a company that is growing, search on: grows|growing.operations|facilities|campus Where | = or and . = and Keywords you can use: series, round (for funding), top companies, fastest growing (industry), wins deal, receives contract
  12. 12. O*Net -- Learn about a job title to prepare your resume, get ready for your interview, prepare for a promotion. You’ll have good keywords to insert into your resume/application You’ll know how to answer questions about how you’d handle specific situations.
  13. 13. O*Net: Search on Skills Find job titles related to the ones you had in mind
  14. 14.—Not Just a JobBoard
  15. 15. LinkedIN: More thanNetworking Search on UPDATES for places, job function, and more.
  16. 16. Social Mediaand Information Mixture
  17. 17. Where the Jobs Are: Appsthat Help LinkedIn (only company sites) Craigslist A million other text-based help-oriented/how-to apps.
  18. 18. Useful Job Search Productivityon the Go SimpleNote—Record key pieces from your interview; type them in your car, download your notes when you get home. LunchMeet (networking— meet people in your area) ScanBizCards (keep your data in one place)
  19. 19. Blogs that Inform Your JobSearch—Utah focus, global applicability Diggings—synthesizes Department of Labor information Guerrilla Job Hunting—Part of the Guerrilla Marketing franchise Personal Branding Blog—Dan Schawbel Workbloom—resume samples My two favorites  Ask the Headhunter  CareerRocketeer (the blog itself and its blogroll)
  20. 20. Crowdsourcing What are your favorite resources?
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  22. 22. Data  Informationfor Your Job Search Amy L. Adler Inscribe / Express 801-810-JOBS