My Story… Andrew C. (Andy) Marris, MBA Adjunct Business and Marketing Instructor for the College of Business and Management here at Cardinal Stritch University for the past 3½ years Leadership Training Specialist & Interim Director of Marketing and Communications at MRA–the m a na g e m e nt a s s o c ia tio n for the past 9+ months But before that, I was the Manager of Business and Market Development at a local information technology (IT) company for 7 years…
And then… A Ep ip ha ny ! nA trusted friend of mine joked… “I y o u g ive y o ur re s um e to te n f d iffe re nt re c ruite rs , y o u will e nd up g e tting e le ve n d iffe re nt o p inio ns . ” This is when I decided to take control of my job search
Agenda Online resources I found invaluable… LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube About.Me Moo.com Box.net Indeed.com QR (Quick Response) Codes Other offline resources you need to use to your advantage
Unlo c k the Hid d e n Jo b M rke t a A veritable project management plan for your job search Goes way beyond old fashioned networking Author Martha Finney actually responds!
G ue rrilla M rke ting fo r Jo b Hunte rs 3 . 0 a A cornucopia of ideas virtually no one else is using Full of actual stories from successful job hunters and their brilliant ideas for getting noticed An easy read
LinkedIn An absolute must have for the job seeker LinkedIn.com/in/AndrewCMarris Have a dynamic photo of yourself Start with a compelling summary, including contact info Use all 50 skills for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) NEW Get endorsed for the skills you list ! Don’t wait until others add skills for you… Add 50 now! Get at least 3 recommendations – Recommend others and you will receive, as well… …and list contact info, again!
LinkedIn An absolute must have for the job seeker LinkedIn.com/in/AndrewCMarris Then list experience and education histories (not before) Join 50 groups List contact info a 3rd time! Find out who your contacts know, and who your contacts’ contacts know Use Advanced Search to find hiring managers at “dream companies”
LinkedIn Wayne Breitbarth Local author of Amazon.com’s #1 LinkedIn book
Facebook Present the BEST you Have a dynamic picture Hide or delete those moments on your timeline you wouldn’t want a hiring manager to see I know. It takes the fun out of Facebook, but… You need a job, right? Reference checkers are checking you out! Don’t be fooled. It’s very easy to get around “Facebook Security Settings.” “Like” things that relate to your “dream job” Find out who your friends know, and who your friends’ friends know
Twitter Follow the Leaders Industry Leaders Recruiters, HR & Hiring Managers Tweet your unique ideas and experiences Be seen as an industry thought leader, yourself! Who wouldn’t want to hire you!?!
YouTube If you have video on-the-job… Upload it!
About.Me The Game Changer A centralized repository for AL of your social L presence A tractor-beam for recruiters and hiring managers to notice YOU and YOUR unique talents A creative outlet to your personal brand About.me/AndrewCMarris
Moo.com Business cards included with an About.me account… 50 cards for FREE! (you just pay shipping of $5.50) Fantastic quality About.Me picture included Quick Response (QR) Code included VistaPrint is another, more traditional option 250 cards for $10 including shipping
Box.net A “box” to put your portfolio in. Resume References Examples of past work Anything else you’d like to show a recruiter or hiring manager digitally Can be easily integrated to LinkedIn
Indeed.com Metasearch for job sites Searches Monster, CareerBuilder, MilwaukeeJobs, etc. for you Keeps you from wasting countless hours scanning the job boards instead of proactively working the hidden job market Still lets you “dip your toe” in the job search world
Microsoft Tag and other QR Code Apps Quick Response (QR) Codes “They’re like hyperlinks for paper…” Allows recruiters, hiring managers and HR professionals to quickly access information about you to their smartphones Can be placed on your: Cover Letters Resumes References Business Cards Any other paper document you send out
Fantastic O ffline Resources CSU Career Services Department Mary Beth Wisniewski and the rest of the CSD team were awesome! Career path info Self-assessments to find your “dream job” match Resume help (tha t re a lly wo rks !) 40+ (I was 35 when I attended.) Sue Gresham and Rich Longabaugh are amazing coaches that tell it straight! Crossroads Career Network I tapped into the vast knowledge of Craig Mosurinjohn. What a phenomenal resource!
The Results… I figured out my passion with Mary Beth, and pursued it, head on… I worked the hidden job market with the social media techniques I’ve just shown you… I soon landed an exciting career that: Engages my passion for training adult learners Was never posted Incorporates several areas of my expertise Has a job description that was created by m e Was a sizable increase in salary! (i.e. “Dream Job”)
Recap Read UHJM& G M . 0 JH3 LinkedIn – If you’re not yet, you need to be, NOW! Facebook – Present the best you, and use friends’ help Twitter – Learn from the experts (140 char. at a time) YouTube – If available, use on-the-job video About.Me – Pure gold for the job seeker! Moo.com – Free, high-quality business cards Box.net – Your virtual portfolio Indeed.com – If you have to use a job site, this is it! QR Codes – “Hyperlinks for paper” Use available resources like CSU Career Services
ReferencesBreitbarth, W. (2011). The p o we r fo rm ula fo r Linke d I s uc c e s s : Kic k-s ta rt y o ur bus ine s s , bra nd , n a nd jo b s e a rc h. Austin, TX, Greenleaf Book Group Press.Levinson, J. C. & Perry, D. E. (2011). G ue rrilla m a rke ting fo r jo b hunte rs 3 . 0 : Ho w to s ta nd o ut fro m the c ro wd a nd ta p into the hid d e n jo b m a rke t us ing s o c ia l m e d ia a nd 9 9 9 o the r ta c tic s to d a y . Hoboken, NJ, Wiley.Mathison, D. & Finney, M. I. (2010). Unlo c k the hid d e n jo b m a rke t: 6 s te p s to a s uc c e s s ful jo b s e a rc h whe n tim e s a re to ug h. Upper Saddle